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Mere failure to complete discovery will not make a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit unfair.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/29/2000
  • Published 12/29/2000




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Anthony A. Ferrigno,Law Offices of Anthony A. Ferrigno, San Clemente, J. David Franklin, Franklin & Franklin, La Jolla, Howard E. Bundy, Bundy & Morrill, Inc., P.S., Seattle, WA, Counsel for Objectors and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mark J. Spooner, James F. Speyer, Mark R. Dorzdowski, Arnold & Porter, Los Angeles, Counsel for Respondent The Southland Corporation., Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, Pillsbury Winthrop, Terrence A. Callan, Bruce A. Ericson, Craig E. Stewart, San Francisco;  King & Spalding, John S. Staton, Jr., and John C. Herman for Defendant and Respondent McClane Company, Inc., Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, Stephen V. Bomse, Daniel K. Slaughter;  Christa & Jackson and Meryl Macklin, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents The Coca-Cola-Bottling Company, BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles, Inc., and The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Sacramento, Inc., Howrey & Simon, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, Thomas J. Nolan, Menlo Park, Joanne E. Carusso and Dale J. Giali, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Pepsi-Cola Company, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of San Diego, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles, Pepsi-Cola Company of Yuba City, Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Northern California and Pepsi-Cola San Joaquin Bottling Company, Inc., Charles E. Rowe, Rowe & Allen, Inc., San Diego, John F. Wells, Stark, Wells, Rahl, Schwartz & Schieffer, Oakland, Daniel J. Sheehan, Jr., Daniel Sheehan & Assoc., LLP, Marc S. Culp, Thomas & Culp, Dallas, TX, Counsel for Respondents Class Counsel.
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