Pampers settlement thrown out over excessive attorney fees

The 6th Circuit rejected a class action lawsuit settlement that would have given roughly 90 percent of settlement funds to the plaintiff’s attorneys

This time, the babies weren’t the only ones crying foul. Last Friday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a class action lawsuit settlement plaintiffs reached with Proctor & Gamble Co. (P&G), saying the attorneys who brought the suit were receiving too high a share.

In 2011, P&G agreed to pay $3 million settlement after a few dozen plaintiffs had claimed that Pampers Dry Max diapers caused rashes on babies. The attorneys that brought the suit were to receive $2.73 million of that total. Each of plaintiffs in the suit would receive $1,000 for their troubles.

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