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Seventh Circuit slices $4.8M atty fee award in half in defective washing machines class action vs Sears

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 15, 2017, 4:35pm

A federal appeals panel has sliced almost in half nearly $5 million in attorney fees awarded by a federal judge to a group of lawyers who led a decade-long legal action against Sears and Whirlpool over allegedly defective washing machines the retailer sold.

Class action fails to rise vs Whirlpool over overheating self-cleaning ovens

Scott Holland May 12, 2017, 9:23am

A federal judge has denied class certification to Whirlpool customers who said the company sold them defective, overheating ovens, saying their expert witness couldn’t help them establish that all of their oven problems arose from the same source.

Judge awards $4.8 million to attorneys who settled defective washing machine lawsuit vs Sears

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 16, 2016, 5:19pm

A federal judge has signed off on a plan to award more than $4.8 million to attorneys who led a decade-long legal action against Sears and Whirlpool over allegedly defective washing machines the retailer sold.

Judge OKs deal ending washing machine class action vs Sears; mum on lawyers' request to get $6 million

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 18, 2016, 4:37pm

More than 10,000 people who paid to fix problems with certain kinds of Kenmore and Whirlpool washing machines sold by Sears could be in line for some money in coming months, as a Chicago federal judge approved a settlement agreement to end nearly a decade of litigation over the reliability of those home appliances.