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Code of Civil Procedure section 384 does not bar settlement of a class claim alleging price-fixing by vitamin product manufacturers, as neither that section nor case law requires that a settlement allow for individual claims before its fund can be distributed to cy pres relief.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/03/2003
  • Published 04/03/2003


  • HAERLE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  George A. Barton, Law Offices of George A. Barton, P.C., Joseph M. Morrill, Barr & Barr Attorneys, for Plaintiffs and Appellants, Marianne O'Keefe, et al.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Richard M. Frank, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Kathleen E. Foote, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Ann Marie Marciarille, Deputy Attorney General, for Defendant and Respondent, State of California., Sarah G. Flanagan, Kevin M. Fong, Pillsbury Winthrop, San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent, BASF Corporation., William Bernstein, Joseph R. Saveri, Steven M. Tindall, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Guido Saveri, R. Alexander, Geoffrey Rushing, Saveri & Saveri, Inc., San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent, Class Plaintiffs.
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