Yahoo Email Privacy Deal OK'd With $4M In Attys' Fees

Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2016, 6:39 PM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc. will stop scanning emails for advertising purposes before users have a chance to read them, among other changes, and pay $4 million in attorneys' fees to settle a privacy class action, according to a deal approved Thursday by a California federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh's approval firms up a settlement first proposed in January, granting Girard Gibbs LLP and Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP's request for $4 million in attorneys' fees to compensate them for litigating the case for two years. She said that the class members "significantly benefited" from the outcome and that the fee...

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