When Lawyers Cut Their Clients Out of the Deal

The New York Times reports on Ted Frank's objection to the Facebook privacy settlement.

The leading critic of abusive class-action settlements is Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness, and he is one of the lawyers challenging the Facebook settlement. In testimony in March before a House subcommittee, Mr. Frank said Facebook’s payment to the new charity bordered on a sham.

“That is like a settlement against Microsoft settling for Microsoft giving money to the Gates Foundation,” he said, referring to the foundation created by Microsoft’s chairman, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda.

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