We recently reported to you regarding the court’s award of attorneys’ fees in the amount of $167 million to the class lawyers who prosecuted the VW Diesel Emission class action. Many of the same lawyers also represented a class of auto dealers who sued Volkswagen in connection with the same controversy. The VW Dealers also settled, and the settlement created a settlement fund of approximately $1.6 billion. Under the settlement, counsel agreed not to seek a fee in excess of $36 million. The class lawyers requested a $29 million fee. Calculated on the percentage basis, this was equivalent to 2.4% of the common fund; using the lodestar and multiplier method, it would have resulted in a multiplier approaching 10. The district court reduced the fee demand. In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 2672 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 12, 2017). First, the court analyzed the lodestar and reduced the requested lodestar to $1.48 million. The court eliminated time also spent on the consumer case, reserve time for settlement implementation, and certain time that was not appropriately documented. The requested $29 million fee would result in a multiplier of 19 times the lodestar, which the court concluded was not appropriate. Ultimately, the court awarded a multiplier of 2, resulting in a fee award of $3 million. While substantial and reflective of the speed in resolving the case, the court’s award was substantially less than demanded and reflects a very small percentage of the common fund.