The court may not approve a proposed settlement that provides for the payment of greater sums to some class members than to others solely on the basis that the class members to whom the greater sums are to be paid are located in closer geographic proximity to the court.
28 U.S.C. § 1714
Added Pub. L. 109-2, §3(a), Feb. 18, 2005, 119 Stat. 7.
EFFECTIVE DATESection applicable to any civil action commenced on or after Feb. 18, 2005, see section 9 of Pub. L. 109-2 set out as an Effective Date of 2005 Amendment note under section 1332 of this title.