Judge Shaves Attys' Fees In Rita's Ice TCPA Settlement

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 2:46 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday trimmed to $651,000 from $1 million the attorneys’ fees awarded in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action suit brought against Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Co. LLC, an amount the judge determined after performing an analysis of class counsel's fee request.

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Savage denied the $1 million fee request, calculated as 33 percent of a $3 million settlement, saying that he awarded class counsel only 21.7 percent of the settlement fund in the suit alleging unwanted automated text...
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