Fee Bid Rebuffed, Attys Chided In Morgan Keegan OT Case

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 9:00 PM EST) -- An Atlanta federal judge refused Monday to award attorneys' fees to a former worker who brought a putative collective action against Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. and faulted the parties for trying to resolve the plaintiff's Fair Labor Standards Act claims without judicial oversight.

Senior U.S. District Judge Robert L. Vining Jr. said he would get to the issue of attorneys' fees only if he determined that the parties' settlement was a fair and reasonable resolution of a bona fide dispute over FLSA claims, and he...
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