7th Circ. Appeal Of Uber TCPA Deal In 'Bad Faith,' Attys Say

Law360 (July 26, 2018, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Counsel for a proposed class of drivers and riders who settled a suit against Uber Technologies Inc. over unsolicited texts for $20 million urged the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to reject an objection to the deal, arguing that the challenge to roughly $6.31 million in attorneys' fees awarded as part of the agreement had been made in "bad faith."

The attorneys, who in March were awarded the fees by an Illinois federal judge who said the suit alleging Uber breached the Telephone Consumer Protection Act involved “real and significant risk,” claimed objector Kerry Sweeney improperly raised concerns over what she called the...

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