The roller-coaster ride isn't over for plaintiffs lawyers attempting to recover fees in the antitrust case against the parent company of BAR/BRI. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, citing an "egregious breach of McGuireWoods's ethical duties," on Monday granted $500,000 in fees to the firm -- significantly less than the $12 million originally awarded in a $49 million settlement in 2007 that resolved a class action by 300,000 consumers who alleged West Publishing conspired to monopolize the bar exam review course market.
Citing 'Egregious Breach,' Judge Slashes BAR/BRI Fees
The National Law Journal
September 28, 2010