6th Circ. OKs Global Fitness Deal, Contested $2.39M Atty Fees

By Joyce Hanson (May 14, 2016, 8:45 PM EDT) -- A split Sixth Circuit panel on Friday approved a consumer class action settlement in a case against Global Fitness Holdings LLC, saying two objections to the district court's decision did not demonstrate that the settlement was unfair or that legal counsel's $2.39 million fees were disproportionate to the claims paid.

The 2-1 ruling found that objectors Joshua Blackman and Robert and April Zik failed to show that the settlement contained any provisions suggesting gym members contested counsel's fee requests or that the settlement unnecessarily required them to take part in an onerous claims process.

"Blackman protests that if a court is...

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