Attorneys representing current and former participants in a class action accusing Pella Corp. of selling leaky windows urged an Illinois federal judge Friday to approve their respective bids for a cut of $9 million in fees for work they put into reaching a nearly $26 million deal in the suit, which has been pending in Illinois federal court for about 12 years.
Pella Corp. and a class of its customers asked an Illinois federal judge on Monday to give the go-ahead to a nearly $26 million settlement of claims that certain Pella windows were subject to leaks, with both sides arguing the objections to the deal should be overruled.
Consumers in a class action accusing Pella Corp. of selling leaky windows that cause rot on Wednesday lambasted two parties’ attempt to recoup nearly $5 million in attorneys’ fees from their pending $25 million settlement in Illinois federal court, saying the two should not be rewarded for work that only delayed the suit’s resolution.
The attorney who represented an objector to a settlement in a class action accusing Pella Corp. of making windows that leak and cause rot asked an Illinois federal court Monday to approve $1.5 million in attorneys' fees for his work on the appeal he claims resulted in a $15 million increase to land the consumers $25.75 million.
Pella Corporation has agreed to pay $25.75 million to resolve a class action accusing the company of making windows that leak and cause rot, according to a filing in Illinois federal court Thursday.
Window maker Pella told an Illinois federal judge on Monday that a class action by buyers who say their windows leak also has gaps in it and can't meet the requirements of Illinois state law.
Pella Corp. on Tuesday urged an Illinois federal judge to nix the seventh amended complaint brought by a class of consumers over allegedly defective windows, saying the group still hadn’t fixed the issues that got their last consumer fraud claim dismissed.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday tapped Clifford Law Offices and George K. Lang to lead renewed litigation in a defective window class action against Pella Corp., passing over two firms involved in a busted settlement of the case that the Seventh Circuit decried as “scandalous.”
Seeger Weiss LLP and another firm urged an Illinois federal judge on Thursday to allow them to continue to lead a defective window class action against Pella Corp. after the Seventh Circuit scuttled a settlement in the case, as other plaintiffs' lawyers pushed the court to let them take the reins.
Attorneys at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago and Morgan & Morgan PA in Florida on Wednesday sought to be appointed as lead counsel to represent plaintiffs attempting to settle defective window litigation targeting Pella Corp., days after Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP separately also sought lead counsel status in the dispute.