What should happen to unclaimed funds generated by class-action suits? As it is now, judges handling the matters are distributing leftover settlement money to charities they favor—hospitals or law schools or legal aid societies, for example, or, to those charities that bear a connection, however tenuous, to the litigation subject that generated the funds. There needs to be a better way.
International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Volume 26, No. 6, June 2008.