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THAYER v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., A090429

Defendant's willingness to concede liability and enter into settlement negotiations soon after counsel filed complaints defeats a lodestar multiplier of attorneys' fees in class action lawsuits based on the contingent nature of the case.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/02/2001
  • Published 10/02/2001

Judges

  •  KLINE, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, Daniel G. Lamb, San Diego, Brian D. Martin, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Sherman Kassof, San Francisco, Daniel U. Smith, Los Angeles, for Respondent.
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