Starbucks Objects To 'Astonishing' $4.5M Attys' Fees

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. on Friday blasted an “astonishing” $4.5 million attorneys’ fee request by the lead plaintiff in a wage-and-hour class action against the mega-chain that was settled earlier this year for $3 million.

In a brief filed in California federal court, Starbucks argued that most the original $860 million in claims by former Starbucks barista Summer York were dismissed and that she could only seek attorneys’ fees for work on claims that were successful. U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess gave preliminary approval in June to...
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