Cy Pres

Make Pine Tree Legal the Recipient of Cy Pres Funds

Pine Tree Legal Assistance is often an appropriate recipient of cy pres and other court settlement awards. 

Cy pres awards allow unclaimed settlement funds from class-action suits to be distributed to organizations that are most likely to benefit or pursue the interests of the class. Court settlement awards come about when parties in a case agree that as part of the settlement one party will make a specified dollar contribution to a specific charity and the court approves the settlement.

If you have any questions about whether Pine Tree Legal Assistance might be appropriate cy pres or settlement fund recipient in a particular case, please contact Helen Meyer at (207) 774-4753 or

Pine Tree Legal Assistance is committed to ensuring cy pres funds will be allocated for uses that are most likely to further the interests of absent class members.

Thank you for considering Pine Tree Legal Assistance as a nominee for a cy pres designation.