Attorneys in the Wal-Mart break-time class action appeared in a Philadelphia courtroom Tuesday to debate the plaintiffs' request for counsel fees totaling more than $46 million. Wal-Mart's lawyers called to the stand fees-related expert witnesses who took issue with some of the hourly rates claimed by attorneys and called attention to alleged problems with the fees petition. The $78.5 million awarded by a jury in October likely will not mark the full amount that will ultimately be paid to the class.
Complex $46M Fee Request Argued in Wal-Mart Break-Time Class Action
The Legal Intelligencer
March 1, 2007