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Nonclass Attys Deserve Cut Of $10B VW Deal, 9th Circ. Told

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 8:14 PM EDT) -- Hundreds of lawyers claiming their work helped secure the $10 billion resolution of multidistrict litigation from consumers over Volkswagen AG's diesel emissions scandal told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that they deserve a cut of attorneys' fees and costs because their contributions were significant.

Lawyers from Nagel Rice LLP, Hyde & Swigart and other small firms said in a reply brief that the California district court applied a stark double standard in awarding fees and costs only to the firms appointed to leadership roles for work...
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