Comments on: Lawyers’ nightmare: When 9th Circuit Chief Judge Kozinski is class objector http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2013/11/20/lawyers-nightmare-when-9th-circuit-chief-judge-kozinski-is-class-objector/ On the Case Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:42:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TRedden http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2013/11/20/lawyers-nightmare-when-9th-circuit-chief-judge-kozinski-is-class-objector/#comment-2303 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:33:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=2795#comment-2303 I’ve read the complaint and the Judge Kozinski’s objection. The supposed class settlement is a sham, and lines the pockets of Capstone Law and sells out the class for future remedy. Their legal work, besides being generally sloppy on several administrative points, breached the fiduciary duty they owed the class. The judge argues for sanctions and notification to the bar, and he’s right. It’s not a matter of “misunderstanding”; it’s worse than bad lawyering, as it’s a rather willful exhibit misrepresentation and self-dealing by Lurie et al at Capstone.

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By: mwalsh5757 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2013/11/20/lawyers-nightmare-when-9th-circuit-chief-judge-kozinski-is-class-objector/#comment-2302 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:42:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=2795#comment-2302 As someone who was very concerned about the quality of this settlement; had opted out; and had contacted counsel about a new suit where my concerns would be more adequately addressed, I am very glad to have Judge Kozinski on my side. This settlement should not be allowed. It benefits Nissan, the named plaintiffs, and the named plaintiffs’ counsel, and does precious little for the class beyond those named.

So far as Nissan’s threat to withdraw warranty protections for those who opted out – their notification for the warranty makes NO reference of it being the result of a class action settlement. I’d be willing to sue them again just based on that (and will, if necessary!)

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