On appeal after a remand from a prior appeal, this decision affirms a judgment denying attorney fees to the ILG law firm that represented 600 Wells Fargo employees.  ILG had not sought court approval of its attorney fees, relying instead on agreements it had entered into with its clients and later “settlements” with them after the court-approved settlement of the class actions against Wells Fargo.  So there was nothing to show that the trial court abused its discretion in concluding that the ILG firm’s tag-along action added little or nothing of value to the lead class action that was separately settled.

California Court of Appeal, First District, Division 3 (Siggins, P.J.); September 28, 2018; 27 Cal. App. 5th 1001