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Judge questions fees, cuts settlement

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

A recent class action judgment serves as a reminder to plaintiff counsel that they must provide concrete details to justify settlement and related fees, according to experts on class action litigation and a lawyer involved in the case.

Class action judges “understand that their job is to probe the record to make sure that it’s a fair settlement for all class members,” explained Jasminka Kalajdzic, associate professor and associate dean at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law.

“And they are expecting counsel to be more...