Miami-Dade Circuit Judge David C. Miller awarded $218 million in legal fees Tuesday to Stanley and Susan Rosenblatt for years of work they put into now-defunct class action litigation against the nation's biggest cigarette markers. "I find it very reasonable," Miller said from the bench, referring to fee calculations estimating the Rosenblatts worked an average of 77 hours a week. "In fact, in some firms that would not have been acceptable billing," the judge joked before the packed courtroom.
Attorneys Awarded $218 Million for Work in Overturned Smokers' Class Action That Laid Groundwork for Other Suits
Daily Business Review
April 16, 2008
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