Redman v. RadioShack Corp.


Plaintiffs sought statutory damages for RadioShack’s practice of printing expiration dates on credit card receipts.

CCAF objected to a settlement that paid $1 million to plaintiffs’ lawyers and provided only $830,000 in coupons to class members.

The Seventh Circuit agreed with CCAF that plaintiffs’ lawyers fees must be proportionate to the amount that the settlement directly benefits class members, that parties cannot exaggerate the value of a settlement by including administrative costs in the calculation of settlement value, and held that a coupon is a coupon under the law regardless of the percentage discount it represents or the name the party gives the instrument.