The Competitive Enterprise Institute is hosting a private dinner two weeks before our Frank v. Gaos Supreme Court hearing. Named petitioners Ted Frank, CEI’s Director of Litigation and the Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF), and CEI Senior Attorney Melissa Holyoak will discuss strategy for the October 31st oral argument.

In Frank v. Gaos, CEI has an opportunity to set class action precedent and put an end to cy pres abuse. Frank is committed to reversing this controversial practice of giving away class member awards to third-party groups favored by the attorneys. He has spent over a decade litigating and winning cy pres cases in the appellate courts. Frank v. Gaos challenges the settlement reached in the Gaos v. Google privacy lawsuit. In that settlement, the class members received nothing while $8.5 million was divided entirely between the class action attorneys and cy pres recipients, in this case class counsel’s alma maters and nonprofits previously supported by Google.


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Invitation only. Questions? Please contact Amanda France at [email protected] or 202.331.2764

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