The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped short of prohibiting a form of class action settlements in which funds awarded go to unrelated third parties and lawyers but not to the parties making claims.

The justices in Frank v. Gaos, which involved an $8.5 million internet privacy settlement with Google, did not address the legality of class settlements featuring only “cy pres” funds going to third-party groups and organizations and not to plaintiffs.

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