In a feud over attorneys’ fee awards stemming from the highly publicized multidistrict litigation In re: Equifax Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, Sanford Heisler Sharp has sued co-lead counsel in the Chancery Court of Davidson County, Tennessee, for allegedly “grossly-disproportionate allocation” of attorney fee rewards, according to the complaint.

Sanford Heisler alleges the three firms appointed to co-lead counsel Stueve Siegel Hanson, Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles and DiCello Levitt, “kept the bulk of the total $77.5 million award for themselves,” according to the court filings. The original MDL was settled in July 2019—at the time, Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that class counsel would “pay reasonable attorneys’ fees for work performed.”

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