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Hagens Berman must waive $31 million in fees, 9th Circ. Said

By Dorothy Atkins (April 19, 2022, 10:06 p.m. EDT) — An opponent’s attorney urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to force Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP to waive or reduce a revised $31 million award for entering into settlements worth $205 million in multiple districts litigation over the pricing of optical disc drives, arguing that the law firm violated several rules of professional conduct.

In a hearing before a three-judge panel, attorney for objector Connor Erwin, Robert Clore of the law firm Bandas PC, argued that Hagens Berman violated several California rules of professional conduct by obtaining his award of eight-figure fees in a trial court, including never placing disputed funds in a client trust account,…

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