Plaintiffs’ firms are getting a taste of their own medicine by way of “serial objectors,” class members who “…know class counsel won’t receive their fees until appeals are over” and so file objections to their settlement awards, strong-arming firms into paying them to go away.
Chicago class action firm Anderson & Wanca, known for bringing Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions, finds itself in a standoff against two such objectors. “We are not paying,” the firm has said.
Instead, the firm has initiated a project to trace the activities of serial objectors—presumably including its own clients—through a website called serialobjector.com.
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