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From a recent Superior Court Order in a case Ed Rice worked on with Attorney Saccardi and Josh Gardner to recover $100 security deposits for a class of tenants living in one landlord’s buildings.
“Having obtained a $25,000 settlement on behalf of a class of residential tenants seeking a return of their security deposits, Plaintiffs’ counsel are entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs under G.L. c. 93A, § 9(4), and G.L. c. 186, § 15B(2)(a). Defendants cannot avoid liability for attorney’s fees in this class action on the ground that they tried to resolve the first named plaintiffs personal claim by returning his $100 deposit. That attempt to “pick off’ the named plaintiff did not moot the proposed class action. For the reasons discussed below, the Court concludes that plaintiffs’ counsel are entitled to recover $60,000 in reasonable attorneys’ fees (rather than the $88,818.76 sought by plaintiffs’ counsel) plus $3,598.80 in reasonable expenses.”