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Class Suing Prior Lawyer for Malpractice Wins $3 Million in Fees

July 9, 2019, 6:26 PM

A class action against the attorneys who filed a class action over condominium units at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas netted $3.6 million in fees July 8.

The attorneys’ fee award will be deducted from a $12 million judgment in favor of the class in the legal malpractice suit.

The fee award is justified because the suit “secured a near complete victory” for the plaintiffs, Judge Fernando M. Olguin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California wrote in an unpublished opinion.

The initial suit was filed in 2009 in Nevada state court. Plaintiffs brought breach ...