CRT Judge Admits Error, Blasts Possible Atty Conflict

Law360 (November 8, 2018, 7:26 PM EST) -- A California federal judge floated the possibility of appointing separate counsel Thursday for a class of indirect cathode ray tubes purchasers, after saying he shouldn't have cleared a $576.8 million bundle of antitrust settlements and admonishing the current attorneys for "a classic indication of a potential conflict of interest."

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar didn't just reject the class' bid for an "indicative ruling" showing if he'd be willing to carve out $6 million from the deal's $158.6 million attorneys' fees award for residents of three states originally excluded from the massive settlements. He also expressed "concerns about the adequacy of the counsel...

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