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Attorneys' Fees

Ninth Circuit Rejects Mini-Wheats Settlement Over Attorneys Fees, Cy Pres Award

By Todd Roberson on 07/17/2012 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Attorneys Fees, Class Actions

In yesterday's National Law Journal, Amanda Bronstad reports that a federal appeals court has rejected a class action settlement over alleged false advertising of a breakfast cereal, ruling that a plan to contribute some of the payout to charity bore no relation to the case and that the plaintiffs attorneys' fee award was excessively generous.

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$50,000 in Attorneys Fees Over a $261 Dispute?

By Todd Roberson on 02/14/2012 @ 08:00 AM

Tags: Attorneys Fees

In last Thursday's edition of the Daily Journal (Feb 9th), Los Angeles attorneys Joseph Lipner and BJ Ard take a look at significant civil law developments in the California Supreme Court over the past year ("The Final Word: Civil Law Development in the State Supreme Court"). We have to point out one that we are disappointed with.

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More on Orange County D.A.'s Fee Agreement

By Todd Roberson on 08/15/2011 @ 11:48 PM

Tags: Attorneys Fees, Plaintiffs Lawyers

Over the weekend the Orange County Register ran a follow-up story on the Orange County D.A.'s release of its fee agreement with a plaintiffs' attorneys firm - D.A.'s deal with for-profit law firm: Bad Public Policy?

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Victory: Orange County D.A. releases contingency fee agreement

By Kim Stone on 08/12/2011 @ 11:48 PM

Tags: Attorneys Fees, Plaintiffs Lawyers

At our urging, the Orange County District Attorney's Office finally released its contingency fee agreement with a plaintiffs' attorneys law firm.

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CJAC Issues Public Records Request for Orange County D.A.'s Contingency Fee Agreement

By Todd Roberson on 08/09/2011 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: Attorneys Fees, Plaintiffs Lawyers

Today CJAC sent a public records request to the Orange County District Attorney's office regarding the fee agreement it entered into with the Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson law firm (a plaintiffs' attorneys firm) to prosecute the unintended acceleration claims against Toyota. The Orange County Register previously filed a public records request over this contract, which the D.A.'s office rejected in March of 2010. CJAC's request, which you can read here, explains why we disagree with the D.A.'s claim that the contract does not have to be released to the public.

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Surprise, Surprise...64% of Prop 65 settlements go to attorneys' fees

By Todd Roberson on 04/28/2011 @ 11:48 PM

Tags: Proposition 65, Attorneys Fees

CJAC would like to thank the Cal Biz Lit blog for analyzing the California Attorney General's latest summary of Proposition 65 settlements (Prop. 65 passed in 1986 and requires warnings in advance of exposure to toxic substances. All Prop. 65 settlements have to be reported to the Attorney General and are posted on the AG's website).

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