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McGuireWoods’ fees cut in class action case

A federal judge in Los Angeles has slashed McGuireWoods’ attorneys fees from $12 million to $500,000 in an antitrust case against West Publishing Corp., citing an “egregious breach of ethical duties.”

The class action suit, filed by consumers who were allegedly overcharged for the BAR/BRI exam review course, settled for $49 million in 2007.

According to the National Law Journal, this ruling is the latest in a series of actions aimed at recovering the fees. The firm claims it spent more than $6 million in attorney time and other expenses.

The California judge claims that McGuireWoods violated professional conduct rules by failing to inform class members about incentive awards.

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