Class Attys Defend Scuttled Data Breach Deal, $300K In Fees

By Allison Grande (February 23, 2022, 10:22 PM EST) -- Customers suing a water filtration retailer over a data breach are pushing back at a Wisconsin federal judge's refusal to grant final approval to a settlement and their attorneys' request for more than $300,000 in fees, arguing the deal has "universal support" and that class counsel hasn't "merely phoned it in."

In a pair of renewed motions filed Tuesday, plaintiffs and their counsel responded to the concerns raised by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson in a Feb. 15 ruling that declined to sign off on their requests to finalize the settlement reached with Filters Fast LLC, and for an award...

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