What are Cy Pres Awards?
Cy Pres awards moneys from a settlement fund in a class action case (and sometimes other types of proceedings like probate) that are unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries who were the intended recipients. Under the Cy Pres doctrine, federal and state law courts can distribute these residual funds to certain non-profit organizations.
Shane’s Inspiration is an Ideal Choice for Cy Pres Awards
Shane’s Inspiration’s mission of creating social inclusion for children with disabilities through education, community, and play makes it an ideal match for Cy Pres awards in matters across the country. Additionally, due to child advocacy being central to our mission, Shane’s Inspiration is an appropriate beneficiary of Cy Pres awards in EVERY California state class action case (not just those where the class members or the underlying cause of action are related to our mission), as well as in many states across the country.