OfficeMax Deal Scuttled By 9th Circ.'s Attys' Fee Ruling

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Friday to approve OfficeMax North America Inc.'s $600,000 bid to settle a class action alleging the company illegally recorded customers' ZIP codes, citing the Ninth Circuit's ruling in a suit against Hewlett-Packard Co. that recast how attorneys' fees are calculated in coupon-based settlements.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers rejected the preliminary motion for settlement approval in light of the Ninth Circuit's May ruling in a class action alleging HP deceptively marketed printer ink cartridges. The appeals court found that a...
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