Objector Gets $500 'Incentive' Award From Hagens Berman

By J. Edward Moreno (October 19, 2021, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has ordered Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP to cut a $500 "incentive" award check from their attorney fees to objector Shiyang Huang, who helped dramatically reduce the firm's fee award in optical disk price-fixing settlements.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said in a three-page order Monday that Huang, "under the specific and unusual circumstances in this prolonged litigation," is entitled to $500 for the time and resources he put into appealing Hagen Berman's attorney fee award, which resulted in nearly $22 million being added back into the settlement fund pool.

Last month Judge Seeborg awarded counsel for...

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