Although their case was thrown out on summary judgment, attorneys for a group of Alaskan salmon fishermen who are alleging price fixing on the part of processors and importers were offered another $1 million to add to a settlement pot now totaling $11 million.

Not bad, considering the dismissed case hasn’t been granted an appeal. So the question is: How do plaintiffs’ attorneys lose in court, yet score a settlement on the very same issues?

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