Last week, Judge William Alsup approved the settlement in Vallabhapurpau v. Burger King. Although this was not a Campins Benham-Baker case, I did spend much of the last 5 years litigating it and its predecessor, while I was at Lewis Feinberg. Particularly satisfying were Judge Alsup's words at the hearing:
[H]ere counsel did a superb job for the benefit of the class. . . . And I want to say that I don't know how many class actions I've seen. We get a lot of class actions. But the counsel on both sides in this case have performed at a level that is exemplary for both sides in the conduct of class actions. So I wish there were some way to duplicate this level and quality of practice and make it mandatory in all the other cases. But I compliment both sides, and I thank you.
Congrats to everyone involved. Hopefully, more companies will take note of their decades-old obligations to provide equal access to all.