Attys Nab $5.9M For Negotiating $19.7M Price-Fix Settlements

Law360 (November 21, 2018, 6:43 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday awarded $5.9 million in fees and expenses to attorneys who worked on obtaining $19.7 million in settlements with Mitsubishi Electric and Furukawa in litigation alleging auto parts companies conspired to fix the price of wire harness products.

U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani issued the award for attorneys representing direct purchasers in a price fixing suit over the electrical distribution systems and related products. The buyers cut a $19 million deal with Furukawa Electric Co. and a $680,320 deal with Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in May and March, respectively, and asked the court for its initial...

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