Successful class can’t get opposing counsel’s fees

By David E. Frank
Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly

A group of plaintiffs who won a $256 million federal fraud judgment could not use its class status to lay claim to the fees earned by the lawyers on the other side of the case, a judge has ruled.

The class of nearly 260,000 plaintiffs, who recovered the award against Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. in March 2009, argued that the fees collected by two national law firms were subject to a constructive trust entered in the underlying case. Continue reading “Successful class can’t get opposing counsel’s fees”