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Apple Battery Throttling Deal Draws Objections to Fees, Notice

Oct. 7, 2020, 5:05 PM

A class settlement calling for Apple Inc. to pay between $310 million and $500 million to resolve allegations it hindered the battery performance of older iPhones drew objections in a California federal court to the attorneys’ fee request and the deal’s notice and claims process for businesses.

Class counsel’s request for nearly $88 million, regardless of class members’ recovery, represents 28.3% of the minimum settlement amount and is excessive, objector Anna St. John told the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Tuesday.

It’s well above the 25% benchmark in the Ninth Circuit, especially in a “megafund” settlement, ...

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