Court approval of class settlements. You want costs with that?

Be prepared to have the court run the ruler over every element of the costs being claimed as part of a settlement.

Downloadable Article – Court approval of class action settlements

This article first appeared in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, issue 129, published in August 2015 (Sydney, Australia, ISSN 1449-7719), pp49-53.  It has been reproduced with the kind permission of the author and the ALA.  For more information about the ALA, please go to: