DC Court Upholds Fee Split From $70M TV Writer Settlement

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A Washington appellate court on Thursday upheld an arbitrator's division of more than $23 million in attorneys' fees stemming from a $70 million class action settlement resolving age discrimination claims by television writers, ruling the decision had properly been based on fee-split contracts underlying the case.

According to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals panel, arbitrator Hunter R. Hughes III had shown that he had considered co-counsel agreements governing the fee split between the plaintiffs' attorneys when making his decision on the share of fees, meaning...
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