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FFLA Acknowledges Cy Pres Awards

We are extremely grateful to the following lawyers who have obtained court approval for cy pres awards in their class actions or litigation to be directed to FFLA, knowing that our work will indirectly, but substantially, serve the class and the public interest.

Cy pres awards are funds from class action cases in which full restitution to all injured parties is either impossible or infeasible, such as when the amount of damage per person is insignificant even though the aggregate damages are large. It can also be employed in probate matters when gifts fail, or in the area of charitable trusts. Learn more about cy pres awards.

Under cy pres, courts can approve a charitable donation out of unclaimed class action funds, or a direct grant in lieu of damages to an organization that could vindicate class member rights in the future.

For more information about how you can direct a cy pres award to FFLA, please contact Michelle Fonseca at 407-960-7000.
$392,549John Yanchunis and Ryan McGee of Morgan & Morgan, TampaClass action settlement with unclaimed funds2023
$84,546John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan, Tampa19-cv-61350-ALTMAN/HUNTCitrix data breach litigation2023
$21,590Christopher T. Hill and Steven R. Main of Hill, Rugh, Keller & Main, PL, Orlando, FL; David A. Shontz of Shutts & Bowen LLP, Orlando, FL; Jake Monk of Shutts & Bowen LLP, Miami, FLTimothy Phillpotts, Susan Taylor, Bethann E. Ritter Snyder, Eric Hillis and Karen Confer v. Gold Crown Resort Marketing, Inc.2023
$59,662John Yanchunis, Octavio Gomez, Patrick A. Barthle II of Morgan & Morgan PA, Tampa; Dale Golden of Golden Scaz Gagain, PLLC, TampaTerrance Guidry v. Penn Credit Corporation2022
$2,123John Yanchunis, Marcio W. Valladares, Patrick A. Barthle II of Morgan and Morgan Complex Litigation Group, Tampa; Steven Teppler of Abbott Law Group, P.A., JacksonvilleFinerman v. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation et al2022
$57,558.08Robert W. Murphy of Murphy Law Firm, Ft. Lauderdale, FLNorthwest Federal Credit Union v. Donna E. Franklin2022Read more
$7,419.00Tod Aronovitz and Barbara Perez of Aronovitz LawCoastal Wellness Centers v. Ocean Harbor2021
$12,558.00Greenberg Traurig and Carey Rodriguez Milian LLPGonzalez v.TCR Sports Broadcasting2021
$16,019.03Robert W. Murphy of Murphy Law Firm, Ft. Lauderdale, FLLocicero v. Intrust Bank, N.A. and GreenSky, LLC2020
$21,406E. Clayton Yates of Fee, Yates & Fee, PLLC, Ft. Pierce, FL; Diana Martin and Theodore J. Leopold of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Sean Estes of Hoyer Law Group, PLLC, Tampa, FL; F. Paul Bland Jr. of Public Justice in Washington, D.C.; Richard A. Fisher of Richard Fisher Law Office, TNNational Cash Advance/Advance America/Cash Advance Centers of Florida, etc. Litigation2019Read more
$341,897.09Robert W. Murphy of Murphy Law Firm, Ft. Lauderdale, FLLynn Phillips v. TD Bank, N.A.2018Read more
$25,839Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC, AR; Golomb & Honik PC, PALiberty Refund Anticipation Loan Litigation2018
$47,907Jonathan B. Cohen, Rachel Soffin, John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group, Tampa, FLSwift v. Bank of America2018
$500,000Jeffrey Liggio, Liggio Law; Philip M. Burlington, Burlington & Rockenback, P.A.; Scott Johni, The Law Office of Scott Johni, P.A.; Erin Whittemore Lohmiller, Kent G. Whittemore, Geoff Stahl, The Whittemore Law Group, P.A.; West Palm Beach, FLWilliams vs. Heritage Operating, L.P.2018Read more
$70,000Valorie S. Chavin, Chavin | Mitchell | Shmuely; Edward Zebersky, Zebersky Payne LLP; Michael J. Higer, Berger Singerman LLP; FLUniversal Property & Casualty Insurance Company litigation2018Read more
$500,000John Yanchunis, Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group, Tampa, FLMendoza v. Bank of America, N.A.
$295,000John Yanchunis, James Hoyer Newcomer & Smiljanich, Tampa, FL
$75,000Tod Aronovitz, Aronovitz Jaffe, Miami, FL
$25,000Tom Loffredo, Gray Robinson, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, FL