'Modest Result' In Uber FCRA Suit Yields Modest Atty Fees

Law360 (May 2, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday awarded $2,025,000 in attorneys' fees — trimming $474,500 off the ask — in a $7.5 million deal between Uber and a class of drivers who accused the company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, saying the settlement produced a "very modest result."

In knocking down the attorneys' $2.5 million ask, which represented one-third of the total settlement, U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen also noted that the drivers' recovery from Uber Technologies Inc. represents less than 1 percent of the potential verdict value in the suit focused on allegedly unlawful background checks of prospective employees....

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