A federal judge in San Francisco has flagged fraudulent claims filed in a privacy class action for investigation by the local U.S. Attorney’s Office.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California took the extraordinary move of referring the case to local federal prosecutors after the claims administrator managing the $5.3 million settlement identified nearly 6,000 potentially bogus claims. Plaintiffs counsel in the case said the fraudulent claims could have siphoned away about $400,000 from legitimate class members.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]