Attys Got Lion's Share Of HP Deal: Ink-Jet Class Members

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 8:10 PM EST) -- Members of a class action targeting Hewlett-Packard Co. over allegedly deceptive marketing for printer ink cartridges told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that class counsel had negotiated a settlement that improperly favored their interests over those of the class.

According to objector-appellants Kimberly Schratwieser and Theodore H. Frank, class counsel — including attorneys with Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP and Berk Law PLLC — will get $2.1 million out of the settlement, while the class will receive only coupons for HP products...
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