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Class counsel awarded $33M in attorneys’ fees in Nikita Levy case

Class counsel were seeking 35 percent of the $190 million settlement with the Johns Hopkins Hospital System, announced in July by (from left) Jonathan Schochor and Howard Janet.

A Baltimore judge has awarded the class counsel representing former patients of Nikita Levy nearly $33 million in attorneys' fees, less than half of what they requested from a $190 million settlement with Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester B. Cox repeatedly praised the class counsel's efforts and called the settlement "extraordinary."

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Attorneys’ fees in $190M Levy settlement challenged again

Lead attorneys Jonathan Schochor, center, and Howard Janet, to his right, discuss the judge’s approval Sept. 19 of the $190 million settlement between former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy and Johns Hopkins Hospital. The lawyers are surrounded by co-counsel and plaintiffs, including Rochelle McBride, second from right, after Friday’s hearing. (The Daily Record/Danny Jacobs)

The class counsel representing former patients of Nikita Levy have "placed themselves in irreconcilable conflicts" by preferring their 4,000 direct clients over the the entire 8,000-plus plaintiffs who will share in a $190 million settlement, according to a memorandum filed last week challenging the proposed attorneys' fees.

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