Cy Pres Award
Recently, along with my colleagues at Kelley Uustal and Jeff Liggio of West Palm Beach, I participated in a ceremony awarding a total of $108,000 to three Florida-based legal aid societies. The funds were left over from a 2014 class action settlement brought by a Florida consumer against BankAtlantic and Re$ubmitIt for alleged debt collection violations. The settlement resulted in 100% recovery of the class; the $108,000 represented uncashed settlement checks. Under the settlement, those proceeds were divided among three Florida-based law-related charitable entities: the Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society and the Florida Justice Association Charitable Foundation.
Left to right: John Uustal; Jordan Lewis; Bob Kelley; Tony Karrat; Jeffrey Liggio; Kristin Bianculli; Michael Hersh.