QUESTION: In a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc., members claimed that phone performance would go down after new software updates had been completed, specifically in regards to battery life. The suit resulted in a $500 million settlement. The company decided to settled in order to avoid litigation (which would have been very costly). The 175,000 verified (and unverified) class members received $211 each. Part of the settlement also included paying iPhone owners around $25 per claim. However, Apple Inc., attorneys Christopher Corsi, Charlene Gallion, Raj Johal, Sean Pennington, and Megan White requested that the court set aside 30 percent of the settlement fund for attorneys’ fees and costs; an amount that comes out to around $15.9 million.