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Monday, December 17, 2012

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Rob Bramson

Thanks for the interesting post, Brian.

Another context when this might arise is where there are overlapping classes, with the class representative in one case proposing a settlement while the class representative in the other case thinks that it's a raw deal for that portion of the (proposed) settling class who qualify under both class definitions.

The problem for that second class representative is the general rule that only "class members" can object to a proposed settlement. So the person must choose between opting out and continuing on with his/her own class case (while sacrificing the right to object) or to risk losing the ability to act as class representative in the other case by objecting rather than opting out of the settling one.

This kind of non-party intervention for objection purposes would solve that problem.

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