A federal judge in Los Angeles, ruling on an issue that had been remanded to his court by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has granted attorney fees to two law firms that objected to the $49 million settlement in an antitrust class action against the publisher of the BAR/BRI bar examination review course.

However, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real of the Central District of California, who originally had denied fees to the objectors, granted significantly less than the attorneys had requested. He also refused to grant fees to several pro se objectors.

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