7th Circuit Vacates $57 Million Attorney Fee Award in Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated and remanded a $57.4 million attorney fee award in a $181 million settlement for broiler chicken purchasers in a complex antitrust case. The three-judge panel found that the district court did not properly consider declining fee scale bids made by class counsel in auctions in other cases and attorney fees awarded to class counsel in the Ninth Circuit.