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Southern Company sign in Atlanta Headquarters. Southern Co., headquarters, Atlanta. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

The judge overseeing last year’s $87.5 million class-action settlement between Southern Co. and shareholders over a failed “clean coal” power plant in Mississippi approved $24.25 million in attorney fees for the plaintiffs lawyers.

But Judge Billy Ray of Georgia’s Northern U.S. District Court gave the prevailing counsel a little bit of a haircut, trimming their requested 30% of the total to $27.5%.

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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