Class Attys In Uber Text Message Spat Seek $6.4M In Fees
Law360, New York (November 16, 2017, 3:24 PM EST) -- The attorneys representing a group of individuals who allegedly received unwanted text messages from Uber asked an Illinois federal court Wednesday for $6.35 million in fees after securing a $20 million settlement, saying the deal is an exceptional result that wouldn’t have happened without their efforts.
Class counsel contended that their request for less than one-third of the settlement fund is well deserved for their work on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation, noting that a number of similar suits against Uber Technologies Inc. have failed in recent months. The instant litigation was brought by a consumer who said the ride-hailing company sent...
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