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January 6, 2017

In the News Today – January 6, 2017

Supreme Court to Consider Taking Up Validity of Class-Action Waivers Today: The U.S. Supreme Court justices are slated to discuss four separate petitions for certiorari asking for review of appeals court rulings. The decisions up for consideration come from the 2nd and 5th Circuit Courts of Appeals finding that class-action waivers were enforceable while judgments from the 7th and 9th Circuits held that they violated workers’ rights. (Reuters)

Judge Slashes More Than $10M in Fees Due to Firm’s “Excessive” Billing: Southern District of New York Judge William Pauley III took issue with a plaintiffs’ firm request for $51.6 million in fees following the approval of a recent settlement. After questioning the hourly rates that the firm ascribed to a group of temporary lawyers who worked on the case, Judge Pauley cut the fees by $10.3 million. (New York Law Journal

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