In January, high-end shoe retailer Jimmy Choo agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a case alleging that it violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing sensitive customer information on its receipts. But now, customer and would-be class member Cynthia Wagner has objected to the settlement, complaining of the “exorbitant” attorneys’ fees and the excessive incentive award for the named plaintiff, among other things.
Regarding the attorneys’ fees, Wagner argues that the benchmark for fees in that jurisdiction is 25%, so that class counsel’s request for 33% “would render a substantial windfall” to the attorneys, especially considering that it was a “lightly-litigated” case.
Wagner also takes issue with the proposed incentive award of $5,000 for the named plaintiff, citing the named plaintiff’s “limited efforts” and contribution.
Wagner requests that the court reject the proposed settlement and deny the attorneys’ fees and incentive award.