Phil Burlington Recognized for Cy Pres Award
Partner Phil Burlington was recognized by the Florida Justice Association for his hard work in helping to secure a cy pres award to benefit the Florida Justice Association’s Research & Education Foundation. A cy pres award is a payment of money from a class action judgment or settlement to a charitable organization when some portion of the funds are not claimed by class members. The cy pres award here resulted from the successful conclusion of a decade long class action case that involved seven appellate proceedings in state and federal courts. The unclaimed funds were divided among legal aid and other similar organizations throughout the state.