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Judge Slashes Attorneys’ Fees in Anthem Data Breach Settlement

A federal judge slashed attorneys’ fees in a $115 million data breach case settlement between Anthem Inc. and its customers, according to Bloomberg Law.

“The Aug. 16 ruling by Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California closes the long-running lawsuit against Anthem. The case stemmed from a 2015 breach that exposed Social Security numbers, birth dates, and health-care data of 78.8 million customers,” explains reporter Daniel R. Stoller.

The judge ruled that attorneys for the class action plaintiffs are entitled to $31 million in fees, $2 million in expenses, and $132,000 for other operation costs. Class attorneys had requested $37.95 million in fees, or roughly one-third of the total settlement fund, which Koh approved Aug. 15.

Read the Bloomberg Law article.




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