3rd Circ. OKs $9M In Attys' Fees In VW Class Action

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 7:42 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday upheld a $9.2 million attorneys’ fee award included in a settlement in a consolidated class action against Volkswagen of America Inc. over leaky sunroofs, saying the federal judge who calculated the award using the percentage-of-recovery method instead of lodestar had a right to do so.

John J. Pentz, an attorney for class members David and Jennifer Murray, argued in December to the appeals court that a New Jersey judge had improperly relied on federal law to sign off on the fee award...
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Case Information

Case Title

David Murray, et al v. Volkswagen America, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

January 17, 2013

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