Update: lawyers paid in gift cards

A belated update: Earlier this year (Feb. 5, Feb. 10) we brought word of a Los Angeles case in which a judge ruled that a class action lawyer who had obtained gift cards but not cash for the client class (in a suit against Windsor Fashions) should himself be paid his fee in gift cards. Turns out that didn’t last long: Per the L.A. Times, “Another judge overturned the order in February and awarded Yorba Linda lawyer Neil B. Fineman $125,000 in fees instead of gift cards.”


  • Spoilsport.

  • Is anyone surprised?

  • Of course, he only did it because the lawyer had paid the filing fees with a gift card. đŸ˜‰ Too bad, because this has got to be one of the most approprate equitable awards since the chancellor died.