Earlier this month, Federal District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall awarded attorneys fees of $3,515,985 in Wang et al v. Chinese Daily News Inc et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, case number 2:04-cv-01498-CBM-JWJ. Plaintiffs Lynne Wang, Yu Fang Ines Kai, and Hui Jung Pao, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, filed this suit on March 5, 2004, alleging multiple labor violations by Defendant Chinese Daily News, Inc. pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), the California Business and Professions Code § 17200 et seq. and the California Labor Code. The plaintiffs were awarded a total of more than $5 million after a jury and bench trial verdict in favor of the Chinese Daily News workers. In the fee order, Judge Marshall applied a multiplier of 1.5 and affirmed hourly rates of $425 to $575 per hour. We previously talked about the case in posts here and here.