Northwestern University Law School News

Money for nothing: SCOTUS could stop class action funds from being steered to non-parties

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that could end cy pres, the practice of steering money in class action settlements to organizations with absolutely no connection to the underlying lawsuit.

Legally Speaking: Doogie Houser, J.D.

By John G. Browning | Aug 27, 2009

Television viewers fond of the "Doogie Howser" sitcom that launched the career of actor Neil Patrick Harris may never have gotten to meet a young medical prodigy in real life, but they just might encounter a legal wunderkind.

Legally Speaking: Compensating the Exonerated

By John G. Browning | Nov 28, 2007

The NBC television drama "Life" centers around a wrongfully convicted policeman who-after serving years for a crime he didn't commit-is released and rejoins the force to help solve crimes. He does so from a luxurious mansion and a sleek sportscar, the byproducts of a multimillion dollar civil settlement stemming from his unjust incarceration.

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