Attys Seek $87M Fees In $415M Apple, Google Anti-Poach Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (May 8, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the antitrust class action accusing Apple Inc., Google Inc. and others of illegally agreeing not to poach each other’s engineers urged a California federal judge on Thursday to approve $87 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses to be paid out of the $415 million settlement.

The four firms who acted as co-lead counsel in the litigation said attorneys’ fees of $81.1 million, or about 19.5 percent of the tentative settlement, along with $1.2 million in expenses, were reasonable given the time and resources spent on the case, according to two separate motions filed with the court.

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