11th Cir. Declines law firm’s offer for costs in $4.5 million TCPA settlement

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By Kelcey Caulder (July 1, 2022, 8:25 p.m. EDT) – The Eleventh Circuit says an Illinois law firm and the named plaintiff of a putative class action lawsuit under consumer protection law over the phone can’t collect a portion of attorney’s fees on the $4.5 million settlement that ended a lawsuit against a medical device company.

In an opinion filed on Thursday, a three-judge appeal panel said law firm Anderson & Wanca was putting its interests ahead of those of class members in a bid to inflate its own legal fees throughout the litigation. underlying and therefore could not perceive the agreement. which terminated the lawsuit against Smith Medical Partners LLC.

Anderson & Wanca, although not named…

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