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February 14, 2018

Settlements have been reached with the TEAC, NEC and Hitachi-LG Defendants.

January 5, 2018

The trial phase of this action has commenced. The parties have agreed to a modified trial structure where the cases-in-chief will be exchanged in writing,…

November 7, 2017

Settlements have been reached with the defendants in the following actions: Automotive Wire Harness Systems: Yazaki Systems Technologies GmbH (formerly S-Y Systems Technologies Europe, GmbH)…

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47. How much will Class Counsel get paid?

Class Counsel is paid a percentage of the settlement funds, plus expenses and taxes. The Court has to approve the amount of the lawyers’ fees and expenses to be paid from the settlement.

As the lawyers for the class, Class Counsel is asking for 1/3 of the settlement funds (or $1,333,333.33), plus expenses and taxes. This will be shared between Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman and Victory Square Law Office.

The representative plaintiffs agreed in a document called a “contingency fee agreement” to pay Class Counsel up to 1/3 of any money received in the lawsuit (whether from a settlement or after trial). The percentage goes up as the lawsuit moves closer to trial. This lawsuit settled very shortly before trial started, so Class Counsel is asking for the full 1/3.

If Class Counsel had been charging by the hour, as most lawyers do, our fee could have been higher.

 

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