Are you negotiating a California class action settlement with a cy pres component? If so, click here!

The term cy pres is derived from a French phrase meaning “as near as.” When class action lawsuits are settled or tried, there are times that it’s not possible to distribute all of the money recovered to some or all of the class members. The cy pres doctrine allows the funds to be distributed to a nonprofit charitable organization to support work that indirectly benefits the class and advances the public interest.

If you are a lawyer or law firm which has engaged in class action litigation in any California state or federal court within the past 24 months, particularly in the wage and hour, food mislabeling, and dietary supplement contexts, our hope is that you will consider recommending LATLC as a cy pres recipient on one or more of your cases.

A member of LATLC’s Board of Directors will be assigned to work with you to ensure a smooth approval process. Included in the LATLC’s Cy Pres Program Packet: (1) Letter of Introduction to LATLC’s Cy Pres Program; (2) Literature about LATLC, including “What We Do,” “Who We Are,” “Who We Help,” and “What We Have Done;” (3) An informative article entitled Who Gets the Leftovers? Understanding California’s Cy Pres Doctrine; and (4) A sample Declaration In Support of Motion for Preliminary Approval previously used by several class action law firms to successfully direct cy pres funds to LATLC.

LATLC thanks the below attorneys for directing cy pres funds to our organization. This significant support allows us to fulfill our mission to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, survivors of abuse, persons with disabilities, and homelessness.

$117,295

Guttierez v California Commerce Club, Inc.

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

$79,416

Guttierez v California Commerce Club, Inc.

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

$58,133

Elias, et al. v El Pollo Loco, Inc.

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

$46,349
$30,182

Babayan v BLS Limousine Service

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

$17,790

Accor North America

Kingsley & Kingsley

$17,558

Solis v Hi-Tech Collision

Kesluk, Silverstein, Jacob & Morrison

$11,678

Babayan v BLS Limousine Service

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

$11,503

Greenberg v Trade Settlement

Kiesel Law LLP

$11,263

Van Norton v Associated Ready Mixed Concrete Inc

Law Office of Twila S. White

$10,000

Espinosa v Big Lots Settlement Fund

Kingsley & Kingsley

$7,770

Kalbaklian v PSI Services

Haig B. Kazandjian Lawyers, APC

$7,137

Eubanks v Panther II Transportation

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

$5,126

LaGaisse v 2020 Powervision LTD

Arellano

$2,380

Ramirez v Z-Valet

Mallen Mediation