Atty Fights For Fees In $8.5M Groupon Deal At 9th Circ.

Law360, San Jose (December 5, 2017, 10:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge wrongly denied attorneys’ fees to a California lawyer who helped shape an $8.5 settlement in multidistrict litigation against Groupon Inc. over short-dated online vouchers, the attorney told the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday, saying the court improperly lumped her in with other, less helpful objectors.

Attorney Padraigin Browne, representing herself, argued to the federal appellate court that her objections and subsequent appeal of the original settlement agreement resulted in significant improvements to the deal that benefited the whole class and the district court judge...
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