Home Depot Data Breach Attys Get $11.7M In Fees After Fight

By Sarah Jarvis (January 5, 2022, 7:30 PM EST) -- An Eleventh Circuit panel on Wednesday ordered a Georgia federal court to award $11.7 million in fees, plus interest, to attorneys representing banks and other financial institutions in litigation over Home Depot's 2014 data breach, ending a tumultuous, four-year fight over the attorney fees.

In a per curiam opinion, the panel said the Northern District of Georgia erred in opting to use a percentage method to award $14.5 million in attorney fees, including interest, after the appellate panel had previously found that a $11.7 million lodestar amount was "fully supported by the record."

The panel remanded the case and instructed the...

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