Counsel's 'Egregious' Conduct Upsets Credit Card Settlement

, New York Law Journal

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In a stunning decision Tuesday, Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis assailed "the improper and disappointing conduct" of Gary Friedman, plaintiffs counsel in credit card litigation between retailers and American Express, for talking behind the scenes with Keila Ravelo, who represented MasterCard in a separate but similar lawsuit brought by the same retailers.

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