A federal judge gave final approval to a class action settlement over Lenny & Larry’s cookies after the U.S. Justice Department insisted that the lawyers should sweeten the deal for class members.
The DOJ had filed a statement of interest in the case objecting to the $1.2 million in attorney fees and expenses, which made up most of the cash portion of the deal, particularly since each class member would receive up to $50 cash and $30 worth of cookies. The revised settlement, valued at $2.3 million, down from the original deal’s estimate of $5 million, gave more cash to consumers, while plaintiffs lawyers cut their fee request to $410,000.
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