Taco Bell Workers Win Fraction Of 'Inflated' $7.3M Fee Bid

Law360, Los Angeles (July 15, 2016, 11:10 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday gutted a $7.3 million attorneys' fees bid from Taco Bell workers who won on claims they were shortchanged on meal breaks but lost on other claims, calling the request "inflated" and "unreasonable," particularly with the action's limited success.

In a 40-page order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone gave a detailed explanation on why he awarded the legal team only $1.15 million, about 16 percent of the amount requested.

"Considering plaintiffs' limited success in this action and the damages awarded by the jury to the underpaid meal premium class, the court finds that this amount...

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