Class Counsel Defends Fee Request In Visteon ERISA Action

Law360, New York (July 23, 2015, 4:24 PM EDT) -- An Indianapolis attorney representing a class in employment litigation against auto parts supplier Visteon Corp. told a panel of Seventh Circuit judges Wednesday that they misunderstood his intentions when they penned a searing opinion chastising him for attempting to double dip attorneys’ fees from his clients and Visteon.

According to plaintiffs’ attorney Ronald E. Weldy, he merely asked the appellate court for the $303,000 statutory attorneys’ fee award paid by Visteon in case he was denied the $308,000 he sought from his clients’ class fund, comprised of a $1.8 million penalty Weldy successfully secured against the car parts manufacturer for its...

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