9th Circ. Vacates Apple Adapter Settlement Over Attys' Fees
By Michael Lipkin
Law360, Los Angeles (April 24, 2014, 8:13 PM ET) -- A Ninth Circuit panel on Thursday sided with objectors contesting a class action settlement with Apple Inc. that would have granted refunds to customers who bought defective power adapters, ruling that a lower court did not properly vet the $3 million in attorneys’ fees.
In an unpublished memorandum opinion, the court found that U.S. District Judge James Ware did not fully consider the fairness of the fees when he approved the settlement in March 2012. Judge Ware did not explain his reasoning as required, the court...