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Second Circuit Affirms Rejection of Attorney Fees Hike in 'Close to Worthless' Class Settlement

New York Law Journal

13 Mar 2019

Morrison & Foerster achieved a victory on behalf of TouchTunes, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declining to increase attorney’s fees in a class action settlement that the district court described as “pretty close to … worthless.”

Two class representatives initially brought suit against TouchTunes Music Corp. over its refusal to provide refunds of songs that customers purchase on one of its machines. On appeal, the panel declined to accept class counsel’s argument that the district court abused its discretion. Likewise, the district court did not display personal bias when it opined on the negligible value of the suit and settlement.

TouchTunes is represented by partner Joseph R. Palmore.

Read the New York Law Journal's article to learn more.

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