The Association of U S West Retirees



Law firm offers to pay costs to retirees' lawyer
Business Briefs
Rocky Mountain News
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The California law firm Lerach Coughlin on Monday offered to pay Denver attorney Curtis Kennedy $64,570 for his time and other costs he incurred in persuading a federal judge to cut Lerach's fee in the Qwest shareholder class-action settlement from $96 million to $60 million.

In a federal court filing, Lerach attorney Michael Dowd noted Kennedy isn't a professional objector trying to get a personal windfall and that Lerach wanted to pay the costs so they wouldn't come out of the shareholder settlement fund. Kennedy, attorney for the Association of U S West Retirees, told the retirees group that the "surprising news is much appreciated.",2777,DRMN_23916_5105709,00.html