Judge Warns Attys. In TJX Suit Of 'New Fee Regime'

Law360, New York (November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Bemoaning the state of the U.S. class action system and calling for a fairer distribution of settlement funds, a federal judge has reluctantly awarded $6.5 million in fees to lawyers who recently brokered a deal with retail giant TJX Cos. Inc. over a massive security breach.

Massachusetts district court judge William Young, who approved a settlement in September worth up to $200 million, gave his begrudging OK to the fee request in an order issued Monday, but warned that he intended in the future to tie...
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