Judge Wary Of Attys' Fees In Lap-Band Ads Settlement

Law360, Los Angeles (April 18, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday said he had concerns about some "very unusual provisions" in the proposed $1.3 million settlement of a false advertising class action against the company behind the 1-800-Get-Thin promotional campaign for weight-loss surgery, including an attorneys' fee request exceeding the class members' recovery.

As part of the deal, Top Surgeons Inc., the marketing firm that designed the campaign to generate referrals to weight-loss surgery clinics, has agreed to pay $500,000 into a settlement fund for class members and up to $600,000 in...
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