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Judge questions $27 million attorney fee in Apple/small app developers settlement

An US$100 million settlement between Apple and developers was settled last August. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has approved the case, but questions the “math” behind the $27 million attorney fee and how it will reduce the claims by small app developers, reports Law360.

In March Apple noted that the $27 million fee is higher than the 25% benchmark set by the Ninth Circuit Court. That’s why Rogers wants to “see the numbers,” according to Law360.

In August 2021 Apple announced a number of changes coming to the App Store that, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers. The agreement clarifies that developers can share purchase options with users outside of their iOS app; expands the price points developers can offer for subscriptions, in-app purchases, and paid apps; and establishes a new fund to assist qualifying US developers.

Apple and the plaintiffs in the Cameron et al v. Apple Inc. developer suit reached an agreement that identifies seven key priorities shared by Apple and small developers, which was submitted to the judge presiding over the case for her approval.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today
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