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‘James Bond’ Class Action Fee Reduction Upheld by 9th Circuit

Dec. 2, 2019, 5:46 PM

A Seattle federal court properly reduced an attorneys’ fees award from settled claims that Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox advertised a “James Bond” box set deceptively.

The district court reasonably determined that its $184,665 fee award was more appropriate than the consumer class’s $350,000 request, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Dec. 2.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington approved the settlement of class action claims that MGM falsely represented that its box set included “all” Bond films. The set didn’t include two Bond films produced by other companies—"Never Say...

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