California High Court Upholds Attorney Fee Calculated As Percentage Of Settlement

(August 15, 2016, 1:10 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — An award of an attorney fee out of a common fund calculated as a percentage of a settlement amount in not per se unreasonable, the California Supreme Court ruled Aug. 11 in the appeal of a nearly $6.34 million attorney fee approved as part of a $19 million class action employment settlement (Mark Laffitte, et al. v. Robert Half International Inc., et al., No. S222996, Calif. Sup.; 2016 Cal. LEXIS 6387).

(Opinion available. Document #43-160819-001Z.)

In so ruling, the California high court rejected...
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