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March 24, 2020

اطلاعات راجع به ادعاهای جبران خسارت (به زبان فارسی) Compensation Claims Information (in English) CFM Lawyers is a Vancouver based aviation law firm. We act…

February 12, 2020

Settlements have been reached with all defendants in the Automotive Wire Harness Systems action. The Courts have approved a protocol for the distribution of the…

January 29, 2020

The British Columbia ODD class action has been certified on behalf of a national class.

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48. Why do Class Counsel get both 1/3 of the settlement and an additional $250,000 to be the claims administrator?

Class Counsel are acting in two different roles – one role is as the lawyers for the class members, and the other role is as the claims administrator.

The fee of 1/3 of the settlement is for acting as the lawyers for the class members. See FAQ#47 for more information about this fee.

There are specialized firms that do claims administration. Class Counsel asked one of those firms for a price to do this work. The price was higher than $250,000. Class counsel therefore decided to do it ourselves. In our experience, if we billed at our usual hourly rates it would cost us more than $250,000 to properly administer the claims process.

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