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revert

of an estate or interest in land, to return to its former owner or his heirs when a grant, such as a grant for the lifetime of the grantee, comes to an end.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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A segregated revertible fee fund is a strategy by class action lawyers to insulate their fees from attack, as class members have no incentive to attack the fee because a lower fee does not inure to class members' benefit.
The final three features--class representative bonuses, revertible fee funds, and clear sailing agreements--may appear to involve additional costs for defendants, but actually reduce defendants' overall settlement costs.