Kellogg Deal's Demise Could Help Employers Curb Attys' Fees

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit's rejection of a $10.6 million settlement in a putative consumer class action against Kellogg Co., in part because of excessive attorneys' fees, could bolster employers' efforts to keep fees down during wage-and-hour settlement negotiations, attorneys say.

Although the appeals court's decision to set aside the settlement came in a case accusing Kellogg of falsely advertising that its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal helped children pay attention, lawyers told Law360 that the court's reasoning behind the conclusion that the $2 million plaintiffs' attorneys fee award was...
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