TABLES
3.1. Hot States for Class Action Cases by Case Type (Reported
Judicial Decisions)....................................
64
3.2. Hot States for Class Action Cases by Case Type (General
Press) .............................................
65
4.1. Profile of Consumer Class Action Case Studies ............... 140
4.2. Profile of Mass Tort Class Action Case Studies ............... 141
5.1. Price and Benefit Comparisons of Bausch & Lomb Contact
Lenses ............................................ 165
8.1. Sacramento Cable’s Process for Settling Accounts ............ 212
8.2. Proposed Cy Pres Distribution ........................... 220
10.1. Single Rounding Only After Semiannual Premium
Calculated.......................................... 258
10.2. Double Rounding at Annual Premium and After
Semiannual Premium Calculated ........................ 258
10.3. Projected Settlement Distribution ........................ 275
10.4. Final Settlement Group Counts, Allocations, Fees, and Net
Recoveries ......................................... 281
12.1. Ownership and Production Activities at the Harcros
Chemical Facility..................................... 320
12.2. Sources of the Settlement Fund .......................... 327
12.3. Uses of the Settlement Fund ............................ 327
12.4. Gert Town Exposure Zones ............................. 329
12.5. Exposure Points per Month ............................. 330
12.6. Compensation for Illness .............................. 331
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12.7. Adjustments Based on Point Score ........................ 331
12.8. Adjustments of Exposure Points by Age .................... 331
12.9. Award for Devaluation of Real Property in Gert Town .......... 332
13.1. Louisiana-Pacific Inner-Seal Siding Litigation ............... 344
13.2. Louisiana-Pacific’s Contributions to the Common
Settlement Fund ..................................... 351
14.1. Major Features of Beeman Settlement ..................... 381
14.2. Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel for Beeman and Cox ................ 385
14.3. Comparison of the Beeman, Initial Cox, and Final Cox
Settlements......................................... 388
15.1. How the Ten Class Actions Began ........................ 404
15.2. How Defendants Responded to the Ten Class Actions ......... 408
15.3. Forum Choice in the Ten Class Actions .................... 412
15.4. Claims Underlying the Ten Class Actions ................... 417
15.5. Amount of Compensation Collected by Class Members ........ 428
15.6. How the Ten Class Actions Affected Defendants’ Practices ...... 431
15.7. Amounts Awarded to Class Counsel for Fees and Expenses,
Compared with Average Cash Payment to Class Members ...... 434
15.8. The Price Tag to Resolve the Ten Class Actions, Not
Including Defendants’ Own Legal Fees and Expenses .......... 439
15.9. Circumstances of Certification .......................... 447
15.10. Notice of Certification in Ten Class Actions ................. 449
15.11. Notice of Settlement and Claiming Procedures in Ten Class
Actions ............................................ 451
15.12. What Class Members Were Told About the Ten Class
Actions ............................................ 453
15.13. Disbursement Rates, Type of Fund, and Notice and
Claiming Procedures .................................. 458
15.14. How Judges, Objectors, and Intervenors Affected Class
Action Outcomes..................................... 460
15.15. Basis for Awarding Class Counsel Fees ..................... 464
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15.16. A Comparison of Class Counsel Fees, with Reported Hours,
in Five Class Actions .................................. 466
B.1. Number of Articles ................................... 513
B.2. Number of Cases..................................... 519
B.3. Number of Cases (Weighted) ............................ 519
C.1. Number of Interviews, by Type of Firm or Organization ........ 524
E.1. Comparative Class Action Case Study Settlement Structure,
Costs, and Distribution Summary ........................ 547
E.2. Contact Lens Pricing Litigation: Roberts v. Bausch & Lomb,
Inc., Settlement Structure, Costs, and Distribution
Summary .......................................... 562
E.3. Bank Brokerage Product Litigation: Pinney v. Great Western
Settlement Structure, Costs, and Distribution Summary ........ 565
E.4. Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation: Graham v.
Security Pacific Housing Services, Inc., Settlement Structure,
Costs, and Distribution Summary ........................ 568
E.5. Cable TV Late Fee Litigation: Selnick v. Sacramento Cable
Settlement Structure, Costs, and Distribution Summary ........ 571
E.6. Credit Life Insurance Premium Overcharging Litigation:
Inman v. Heilig-Meyers Settlement Structure, Costs, and
Distribution Summary ................................ 574
E.7. Insurance Premium Double Rounding Litigation: Martinez
v. Allstate and Sendejo v. Farmers Settlement Structure,
Costs, and Distribution Summary ........................ 576
E.8. Blood Clotting Products for Hemophiliacs: In re Factor VIII
or IX Concentrate Blood Products Settlement Structure,
Costs, and Distribution Summary ........................ 580
E.9. Harcros Toxic Chemical Factory Litigation: Atkins v.
Harcros Settlement Structure, Costs, and Distribution
Summary .......................................... 583
E.10. Oriented Strand Board Home Siding Litigation: In re
Louisiana-Pacific Inner-Seal Siding Settlement Structure,
Costs, and Distribution Summary ........................ 585
E.11. Polybutylene Pipes Litigation: Cox v. Shell Oil Settlement
Structure, Costs, and Distribution Summary ................ 589