Twenty months after the Class Action Fairness Act took effect, state attorneys general have not exactly raced to exercise the power the act grants them to review class action settlements.

In addition to greatly extending federal jurisdiction over class actions, CAFA requires defendants to notify state attorneys general and federal regulators of proposed settlement agreements. The purpose of the notification is to prevent attorneys from crafting abusive settlements favoring lawyers over consumers.

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