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Home Depot Wins Reduced Attorneys’ Fees in Data Breach Row

Jan. 24, 2020, 6:41 PM

Home Depot Inc. got an $800,000 break from the Northern District of Georgia in attorneys’ fees it must pay to financial institutions’ lawyers in a 2014 data breach lawsuit.

The do-it-yourself home improvement chain will pay $14.5 million in attorneys’ fees and $730,000 in litigation costs after U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash on Thursday cut a prior award.

The ruling comes after the U.S. Court for Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found the trial court had abused its discretion in awarding $15.3 million in fees and about $710,000 in expenses and ordered it to reconsider. Class counsel had originally sought...

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