Tag Archives: “attorney’s fees”

Ninth Circuit Narrowly Upholds Class Settlement In Misclassification Case

We’ve commented several times recently on the increasing scrutiny courts are giving to class action settlements generally, and to attorney fee awards in particular.  A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit, although it ultimately upholds the award, reflects that this is still a troublesome area and less than entirely predictable for any of the parties. … Continue Reading

California District Court Rejects 33% Attorney Fee Award in Class Action Wage and Hour Case Under Common Fund Theory; Finds 25% Appropriate

One of the primary catalysts for class action litigation both in the employment context and outside of it is the availability of attorney’s fees.  In many cases, plaintiffs can recover their “reasonable” attorney fees, and predictably fees are frequently a key topic in settlement negotiations. So, what is a “reasonable” attorney fee award?  Many courts … Continue Reading