VW, Audi Owners Win $15.5M In Attys’ Fees In Oil Sludge MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (February 11, 2015, 6:54 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday approved roughly $15.5 million in attorneys’ fees to class counsel in multidistrict litigation against Volkswagen AG and Audi AG over oil sludge buildup in engines and related warranties, after the First Circuit nixed a previous $30 million award.

In an 87-page memorandum and order, U.S. District Judge William G. Young granted $15,468,000 in fees and $1.2 million in costs and expenses to class counsel. He also gave the green light to a slew of additional awards for attorneys and firms...
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