9th Circ. Denies Co-Counsel Fees In Citi FLSA Spat

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a ruling denying attorneys’ fees to nonlead counsel in a consolidated class action accusing Citicorp Investment Services Inc. of misclassifying certain stockbrokers as exempt.

In a ruling issued Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that co-plaintiff Nicholas Tchikovani was not entitled to attorneys’ fees given that attorneys for co-plaintiff Chad Throne had been appointed lead counsel and had independently secured a $5.75 million settlement with Citi.

Tchikovani and Throne brought separate class actions against Citi...
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