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9th Circumscription Says Hagens Berman Fee Award is still too high

By Hailey Konnath (June 6, 2022, 9:50 p.m. EDT) — On Monday, a divided Ninth Circuit again ordered a federal court in Washington to recalculate an already revised $31 million costs award to Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP for reached settlements in multiple districts dispute over optical disc drive pricing, ruling that the district court started from the wrong “starting point”.

The majority of the panel agreed in part with objector Conner Erwin, who has challenged the company’s price twice since Hagens Berman landed settlements worth around $205 million. The district court used a flat rate instead of the sliding scale specified in the company’s original fee proposal, and that was a mistake, US Circuit…

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