Attorneys in the Collado v. Toyota class action settlement over Prius headlights requested $4.7 million in fees, despite achieving less than that in benefits to the class. The Bluetooth decision came up in court arguments over the excessive fee request, which was never publicized on the settlement website or notice to the class. Judge Manuel Real has expressed concern about the overall fairness of the settlement, and continued the fairness hearing yesterday. [National Law Journal]
Relatedly yesterday: Another victory for the Center for Class Action Fairness LLC, as Judge Margaret Morrow rejected the cy pres and reduced attorneys' fees in Weeks v. Kellogg, the Rice Krispies class action settlement. Congratulations to Dan Greenberg, lead author on the brief who argued the case. We look forward to the court's written opinion.