Friday, September 28, 2007

Judge Pushes Back On TJX Settlement

Evan Schuman writes on Storefront Backtalk:

The federal judge overseeing the consumer portion of the TJX case is concerned about the proposed settlement and wants to see TJX vouchers replaced by cash.

U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young told attorneys late Thursday that he "had a lot of questions and concerns" about the settlement, which provided for wronged consumers to be given $30 TJX vouchers, according to Thomas G. Shapiro, an attorney representing some of the consumer plaintiffs who was present in the courtroom.

Attorneys on both sides had asked that the judge approve the proposed settlement and that he remove the trial—currently slated for July 2008—from the court calendar. Young, however, refused to do that and ordered that the trial date be maintained and he scheduled another hearing for October.

More here.


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