Court Reporting Services, Inc. v. Compaq Computer Corp.
- Case Date: 6/30/2003
- Project Name: Reining in the Plaintiffs' Bar
Court Reporting Services, Inc. v. Compaq Computer Corp. In June 2004, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas approved an award of up to $1.1 million in attorney fees in a class action in which the class members are to receive virtually no compensation. On May 30, 2003, WLF had filed a brief objecting the the fee award. The suit claimed that literature provided by Compaq to computer purchasers did not fully disclose how its hard drive was configured. Compaq settled the suit by agreeing to provide a software patch to any user who requested it. The plaintiffs' attorneys nonetheless sought $1.1 million in fees for minimal work. WLF argued that the requested fee was excessive in comparison to the relief obtained and to the work actually performed.
More Information and Downloads:
5/29/2003: Download the Brief
Press Release: WLF Opposes Million Dollar Fees