9th Circ. Hears Objections To $117M Yahoo Data Breach Deal

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By Lauren Berg (February 16, 2022, 9:24 PM EST) — An objector to Yahoo’s $117 million data breach class action settlement urged the Ninth Circuit during oral arguments Wednesday to revive his request for attorney fees, while another objector argued the company chosen to provide credit monitoring services needs to be reconsidered.

An attorney for objector James McCain urged the three-judge panel to reverse a California federal judge’s decision to deny his counsel $260,000 in fees after he raised the objection that class counsel’s $30 million fee request was too high, which the judge then slashed to $23 million.

McCain’s attorney, Jason Pepe of Bandas Law Firm PC, said the district court…

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