Attys' Fees Nix $1M Settlement In Wages Case, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (July 16, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday axed a proposed $1.35 million settlement that visual effects company The Mill Group Inc. and human resources provider Churchill Benefit Corp. reached with a class of Mill artists who alleged the company made improper wage deductions, saying the attorneys' fees are too high. 

U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson denied the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary approval of the settlement and conditional certification of the settlement class. The judge said the $450,000 attorneys' fees award included in the proposed settlement is...
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