An Empirical Study of Class Action Settlements and Their Fee Awards

  title={An Empirical Study of Class Action Settlements and Their Fee Awards},
  author={Brian T. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Experimental \& Empirical Studies eJournal},
This article is a comprehensive empirical study of class action settlements in federal court. Although there have been prior empirical studies of federal class action settlements, these studies have either been confined to securities cases or have been based on samples of cases that were not intended to be representative of the whole (such as those settlements approved in published opinions). By contrast, in this article, I attempt to study every federal class action settlement from the years… Expand
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