“Chicago City Council Finance Committee Approves Class Action Settlement” @ Peoples Law Office

Posted on June 6, 2012

“Vodak Class Action Settlement Approved by Chicago City Council Finance Committee

The Settlement of the Vodak class action lawsuit over the mass arrests at the March 20, 2003 demonstration to protest the Iraq war was approved by the Chicago City Council Finance Committee on June 4, 2012. The settlement will now go before the full City Council on June 6 and is expected to be approved. The settlement has already received preliminary approval from the judge overseeing the litigation, United States District Court Judge Virginia Kendall. The Plaintiff class is represented by attorneys from People’s Law Office, as well as Jim Fennerty and Melinda Power. Under the settlement, a total of up to $6.2 million will be paid to class members, while the attorneys who have worked on the case for over 9 years will share attorneys’ fees and cost in the amount of $4.8 million……………………………”

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