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Counsel awarded third of requested attorneys’ fees

Where counsel for two objectors to a putative class action settlement sought to recover $237,500 in attorney’s fees, but they obtained only a modest result, their conduct delayed relief to the class and they impermissibly block billed for their time, ...

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Treadmill class action suit keeps running

A class action lawsuit alleging that a treadmill manufacturer violated warranties and fraudulently misrepresented its horsepower capabilities outran dismissal in the Western District of Virginia. After allowing the plaintiff to sidestep a jurisdictional roadblock, Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon refused to ...

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Objections to long-term care settlement dropped

Where plaintiffs reached a settlement over claims that long-term care, or LTC, insurers failed to disclose material information to policyholders, a husband and wife then objected to that settlement and the defendants agreed to increased compensation to policyholders in exchange ...

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Significant fees awarded to attorneys in class action

Attorneys who successfully represented a class of persons who alleged that carriers failed to disclose material information to policyholders of long-term care, or LTC, policies, to their detriment, were awarded up to $13 million in fees. Background Plaintiffs filed a ...

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Treadmill manufacturers sued for alleged false statements

Where the purchaser of a treadmill alleged that manufacturers made false representations about the treadmills’ horsepower, her Virginia warranty and fraud claims survived their motions to dismiss. Background This is a putative class action brought by Wendy Prince, on behalf ...

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