The U.S. Justice Department is taking another bite into the terms of a class action settlement, insisting that a deal over Lenny & Larry’s cookies would leave class members with nothing but crumbs.
The Department of Justice—which announced a year ago that it would challenge more class action settlements under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005—filed a statement of interest Feb. 15 in a class action alleging that packaging mislabeled the protein content for all 11 flavors of Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie. The DOJ criticized the purported $3.5 million settlement, preliminarily approved Nov. 1, for giving $1.1 million in legal fees to plaintiffs attorneys, while class members received up to $50 in cash or $30 worth of cookies.
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