Ben Whitwell

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On May 9, 2012, Raceway Ford, Inc. was awarded $1,468,380 in attorneys’ fees plus costs against 14 named class representative plaintiffs in an automobile retail sales contract backdating class action case.The defendant was able to obtain this award because the statute, under which the plaintiffs sued, the California Automobile Sales Finance Act, has a mutual fee-shifting provision. Because Raceway Ford defeated all claims the named class representatives got hit with the full amount of…