More Movement on SB 185

Yesterday, the Assembly further modified SB 185. The notification provision of the earlier amendments weren't that exciting. This adds
  • Court review of settlements for suits brought on behalf of the general public. The procedure for the review is set out.
  • Unions and nonprofit legal services are exempt from court review of the settlements.
  • A notice provision. (You have to send the defendants a poster! Oh, the irony--it has to be 14 point or else you get reported to the Labor Commissioner The State Bar).
  • Party must plead injury in fact for restitution, unless plaintiff is a nonprofit, union, or nonprofit legal service.
So, it's basically Prop. 64, minus some standing requirements, with exemptions for certain kinds of groups.