Rodriguez v. It's Just Lunch International

Case # 07-cv-09227
Case Name Rodriguez v. It's Just Lunch International
Jurisdiction US District Court for S.D. NY
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Defendant, It's Just Lunch, engaged in fraudulent practices when advertising and performing its "matchmaking services."  The Company claimed to offer hand-curated matches to clients, when in fact, most of their energy was spent on selling memberships and very little was spent on actual client services.  As a result, clients over-paid for services that they did not receive.

Final Approval Date N/A
Result
  1. Final Approval was denied on March 10, 2017.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Third Amended Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiff's Response to Objections.pdf
Order Denying Final Approval.pdf
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Objection of Michael James Barton

Objectors Michael James Barton
Signers Anna St. John
Attorneys Anna St. John
Theodore H. Frank
Summary
  1. Conflicts of interest prevail between New York class members, who receive cash, and National class members, who receive vouchers.
  2. Settlement is overvalued, due to dubious value of the vouchers for matching services offered to class members.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive, when compared to the actual benefit realized by the class.
  4. Class notice is deficient.
    • Does not contain complete disclosures of attorneys' fee provisions.
    • Does not disclose cy pres provisions or recipients.
Attachments Objection of Michael James Barton.pdf
St. John Appearance for Objector Barton.pdf
Barton Declaration in Support of Objection.pdf
Frank Declaration in Support of Objection.pdf
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