Apple Ordered to Pay $2.1 Million to Lawyers in iPhone 4 Death Grip Class Action

According to Courthouse News, Apple has been ordered to pay $2.1 million to lawyers related to a class action lawsuit for its "iPhone 4 Death Grip" legal battle. The company settled the class action in February.

Twenty-three law firms represented consumers in a consolidated class action over the company's 4G iPhones that would lose signal when users held them by the "bottom left corner of the device." Lawyers argued that this problem was caused by Apple rushing the iPhone 4 to market in 2010 despite a flaw in the device's signal meter. Apple agreed to $15 each to millions of consumers that took part in the class.

Today's ruling has to do with paying the Class counsel, who requested for $5.9 million in attorneys' fees, the maximum figure Apple agreed not to challenge as part of its settlement in February. Luckily for Apple, U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose found that the lawyers should collect less than what they asked for.

You can read the full ruling here (PDF).

Source: Courthouse News

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