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Court Reduces Proposed Attorney Fee Award by More Than 90 Percent
Court Reduces Proposed Attorney Fee Award by More Than 90 Percent

In Ibarra v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Case No. CV 17-4344 PA (ASx) (C.D. Cal. Sept. 28, 2018), the plaintiffs brought a class action challenging the employer’s compensation scheme as it applied to rest and meal periods required under California law. The claims did not require extensive discovery, and the district court resolved the matter by way of cross motions for summary judgment. The plaintiffs prevailed on both liability and damages, for a total of nearly $100 million, an impressive result. Buoyed by this victory, the plaintiffs’ attorneys submitted a petition for $24,321,204 in fees (25 percent of the judgment), some $64,214.50 in expenses and a service award of $100,000 to the named plaintiff.

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