17 Cited authorities

  1. Eisen v. Carlisle Jacquelin

    417 U.S. 156 (1974)   Cited 3,526 times   20 Legal Analyses
    Holding that individual notice to class members identifiable through reasonable efforts is mandatory in (b) actions
  2. In re Thirteen Appeals Arising Out of the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire Litigation

    56 F.3d 295 (1st Cir. 1995)   Cited 148 times
    Holding that in common fund cases, the court "may calculate counsel fees either on a percentage of the fund basis or by fashioning a lodestar," and explaining that "time logged is still relevant to the court's inquiry" even under the former method, because "time records tend to illuminate the attorneys' role in the creation of the fund, and, thus, inform the court's inquiry into the reasonableness of a particular percentage"
  3. In re Pharmaceutical Indus Average Wholesale

    588 F.3d 24 (1st Cir. 2009)   Cited 72 times
    Affirming a cy presdistribution as part of a settlement agreement in an antitrust class action where the settlement paid all class members treble damages
  4. City Partnership Co. v. Atlantic Acquisition

    100 F.3d 1041 (1st Cir. 1996)   Cited 68 times
    Holding the court considers whether the parties conducted discovery, engaged in arms-length bargaining, and used an experienced mediator before reaching a settlement
  5. Leimkuehler v. Am. United Life Ins. Co.

    713 F.3d 905 (7th Cir. 2013)   Cited 38 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Finding no abuse of discretion in use of “substantially justified” test
  6. In Re Tyco International, Ltd.

    535 F. Supp. 2d 249 (D.N.H. 2007)   Cited 46 times
    Finding that "[t]he reaction of the class to the settlement has been almost entirely positive" where "[n]one of the institutional investors have objected to the size of the settlement"
  7. In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation

    231 F.R.D. 52 (D. Mass. 2005)   Cited 49 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Finding a "multiplier of 2.02" to be "appropriate" based on comparison of cases
  8. Healthcare Strategies, Inc. v. Ing Life Ins. & Annuity Co.

    CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:11-CV-282 (JCH) (D. Conn. Jan. 18, 2012)   Cited 16 times
    Denying motion to strike jury demand on ERISA claim for compensation for losses to the plans that result from alleged breach of fiduciary duty
  9. Hochstadt v. Boston Scientific Corp.

    708 F. Supp. 2d 95 (D. Mass. 2010)   Cited 14 times
    Finding the proposed notice "to be appropriate because it clearly provides background information on the [class action], accurately recites the legal rights and options of the Settlement Class and fully explains [the settlement terms]."
  10. McDonough v. Horizon Healthcare Servs., Inc.

    Civil Action No. 09-571 (SRC) (D.N.J. Jul. 9, 2014)   Cited 7 times

    Civil Action No. 09-571 (SRC) 07-09-2014 CATHLEEN MCDONOUGH, Plaintiff, NEW JERSEY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION and BARRY HELFMANN, PSY.D., individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated individuals, Consolidated Plaintiffs, v. HORIZON HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. d/b/a BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW JERSEY, INC., Defendant. STANLEY R. CHESLER NOT FOR PUBLICATION OPINION CHESLER, District Judge This matter comes before the Court upon the parties' joint motion for final approval of class action

  11. Rule 23 - Class Actions

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 23   Cited 28,069 times   1148 Legal Analyses
    Holding that, to certify a class, the court must find that "questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over any questions affecting only individual members"
  12. Section 1001 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy

    29 U.S.C. § 1001   Cited 19,316 times   51 Legal Analyses
    Noting that ERISA was enacted “to protect ... employee benefit plans and their beneficiaries”