Williamson v. McAfee

Case # 14-cv-00158
Case Name Williamson v. McAfee
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. CA
Summary

Lawsuit concerns questionable pricing strategies employed by McAfee for its software products.  Plaintiffs allege that McAfee improperly charged more for customers who enrolled in their "Auto-Renewal" program than they charged for other customers purchasing the same product.  They also allege that McAfee promoted "discount savings" on its software which were not a discount off of any price the company was charging.

Final Approval Date ongoing
Result
  1. Final Approval hearing set for January 26, 2017.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
First Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Joshua D. Holyoak

Objectors Joshua D. Holyoak
Signers Eric M. Lightman
Attorneys Eric M. Lightman
Anna St. John
Summary
  1. Claims process is designed to depress the claims rate and actual recovery by the class.
  2. Many class members will receive only injunctive relief, which is also available if they opt out of the settlement.
  3. "Clear sailing" provisions are improper.
  4. Attorneys' fees compromise a disproportionate portion of the settlement.
Attachments Objection of Joshua D. Holyoak.pdf
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Objection of Amirali Jabrani

Objectors Amirali Jabrani
Signers Timothy R. Hanigan
Attorneys Timothy R. Hanigan
Christopher A. Bandas
Summary
  1. Class is inadequately represented.
    • Attorneys are not fulfilling their fiduciary duties.
  2. Sub-classes lack adequate representation.
  3. Settlement structure suggest collusion on attorneys' fees.
    • Attorneys' fees are excessive.
    • "Clear sailing" provisions are improper.
  4. Settlement should be considered a "coupon settlement."
  5. Reversionary clauses are improper.
Attachments Objection of Amirali Jabrani.pdf
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Objection of Wanda Richardson

Objectors Wanda Richardson
Signers Wanda Richardson
Alan J. Sherwood
Attorneys Alan J. Sherwood
Summary
  1. Settlement is incorrectly valued.
  2. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of Wanda Richardson.pdf
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