Earlier today, private attorneys Cary Flitter and Rich Tomlinson were honored for their commitment to access to justice and their donation of a cy pres award of more than $148,000 to Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. The two received Justice for the People awards from TRLA Executive Director David Hall.
Cy pres awards consist of funds from class action lawsuits that are not distributed to beneficiaries. Courts are allowed to distribute these funds to charitable causes, such as TRLA. The cy pres award donated by Tomlinson and Flitter comes from a lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 900 Texans in Glynn Hartt v. Flagship Credit Corporation.
Attorneys interested in making TRLA the recipient of future cy pres awards can contact Development Director Geoff Rips.