TANNER VS FORD MOTOR COMPANY HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS FEES FILED BY JOHN TANNER, LAURI TANNER

Case No.: MCC1301063     Track Rulings In Case

Motion granted. Reasonable attorney’s fees and cost awarded to plaintiff in the amount of $305,345.63 and costs of $42,304.55 for a total award of $347,650.18, based on the following analysis.

Plaintiff seeks attorney’s fees of $262,746.50, plus a lodestar multiplier of 1.6 of $157,647.90 for a total of $420,394.40 plus costs of $42,304.55.

This case involved five years of litigation. After the matter was called out for trial and before jury selection Ford agreed to settle for $420,000. Plaintiffs assert that this result was due to their counsel’s skill and effort and specialization in consumer protection litigation and specifically litigating regarding the 6.0L diesel engine.

Knight Law Group and The Altman Law Group are co-counsels in this litigation who then retained trial counsel. Trial counsel was associated into the case to assist in preparing the case for trial and for purposes of trial (appears first Rosenstein then later Wirtz La........