Yahoo Settling Class Action E-Mail Privacy Suit; Lawyers Getting Dollars

Meanwhile, Yahoo has settled a class action lawsuit about e-mail privacy, but it looks like nobody’s getting money except the lawyers. “Last week, [plaintiff lawyers in the lawsuit] asked US District Judge Lucy Koh to accept a proposed settlement (PDF). Under the proposal, the massive class of non-Yahoo users won’t get any payment, but the class lawyers at Girard Gibbs and Kaplan Fox intend to ask for up to $4 million in fees. (The ultimate amount of fees will be up to the judge, but Yahoo has agreed not to oppose any fee request up to $4 million.)”

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