Judge Slashes Fees In FedEx Case For Attys' Poor Work

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT) -- In approving a $9.6 million settlement of a wage-and-hour class action against FedEx Office & Print Services Inc., a California federal judge on Tuesday cut the plaintiffs' attorneys' fees by $800,000 in light of the allegedly small amount class members were getting out of the deal.

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson awarded the attorneys for the workers $1.6 million in fees — substantially less than the $2.4 million portion of the gross settlement amount the attorneys sought — citing the case's quick resolution and saying that...
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