Legal Pad checked in with Washington, D.C., lawyer Ted Frank, the “class action avenger,” as he’s been called in the legal press, who started the Center for Class Action Fairness — a public interest law firm that attempts to intervene on behalf of consumers in potentially unfair settlements.

One of Frank’s most recent attempts at class action avenging brought him before Northern District of California Chief Judge Vaughn Walker last month, where he challenged the fairness of a TD Ameritrade settlement, which consists of coupons for antivirus software. Frank argued that the court should not award, or should at least limit, the requested $1.87 million in attorney fees.

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