Objector Appeals $7M Fee In ConAgra Deal To 9th Circ.

By Mike Curley (April 6, 2020, 5:51 PM EDT) -- An objector to a class settlement ending claims that ConAgra Foods Inc.'s essential oil products were falsely labeled is appealing to the Ninth Circuit, saying the deal's nearly $7 million in attorney fees is "upside-down" when the class's payout was less than $1 million.

In his opening brief to the Ninth Circuit on Friday, M. Todd Henderson said the California federal court that approved the settlement did not consider the deal's true value to the class when it granted the attorney fees — giving value to an injunction in the deal that is, in reality, worthless.

The settlement included a stipulation...

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