Anita White, et al., v. EDebitPay, L.L.C., et al.,

Citation Number: 2:11-cv-06738-CBM-FFM
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission as amicus curiae before the United States District Court for the Central District of California opposing the proposed settlement of a class-action suit alleging defendants misrepresented the nature of their shopping clubs and charged consumers membership fees without authorization. The brief challenges the settlement as not fair, adequate, or reasonable, because it provides little compensation to the class after deducting the cost of the claims administration and attorneys’ fees, and provides insufficient notice of its terms to the putative class members.