Classwide settlements are different from regular settlements in a few important ways. Most notably, they require approval from the court, which must ensure that the settlement is "fair, reasonable, and adequate." That extra step raises an important question, when does a classwide settlement bind the parties: when it’s signed, or when it’s approved? Earlier this

In the summer of 2007, Julie Grimes went to the movies. And, presumably to avoid the line at the box-office register, she used the self-service kiosk. But when she looked at her receipt, she noticed that the machine had printed more than the last five digits of her credit card. For most patrons, this would