EP partner Seth Lehrman and his co-counsel have generated more than $300,000 in cy pres awards for Legal Aid programs in South Florida through their successful efforts in class action cases. The cy pres monies were allocated to Legal Aid following the settlement of TCPA and other consumer class action cases. The TCPA is a federal statute that provides important privacy rights to individuals, including the right to be free from unwanted cell phone calls, unsolicited text message advertisements and unwanted fax advertisements.
“At a time when programs and services that reflect the bedrock of American values flirt with disaster, it is comforting to know that all is not lost within the halls of justice,” said Dorian Lange, Director of Development for both Legal Aid programs in Broward. She added that Seth Lehrman and his co-counsel Scott Owens “have together worked hard, alongside a few others in our Legal community, to ensure Legal Aid programs are top of mind as logical and deserving designees for cy pres funds. They have turned the tide for us repeatedly over the last 3 years, directing in excess of $325,000. This enables us to continue to provide critical legal remedy to stabilize families and communities and close the justice gap for those in dire need. We are immensely grateful.”
EP attorney Seth Lehrman litigates class actions in state and federal courts in Florida, California and across the United States. He represents consumers and businesses in class action and whistleblower cases to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. He can be reached at 1-800-400-1098 during business hours on Eastern Standard Time.