$1M Stripped from Atty Fees in Aflac Child Premium Suit

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT) -- A Montana judge on Thursday stripped $1 million in plaintiffs' attorneys' fees from a settled class action accusing American Family Life Assurance Co. of Columbus of wrongfully charging medical insurance premiums for noncovered children, saying the settlement value was less than estimated.

Aflac had asked U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy to modify the fee award based on evidence suggesting the actual monetary value of the settlement was $1.5 million, far less than the $6.6 million estimate on which the award had been based. The original fee...
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