On August 18th, the Ninth Circuit addressed the manner in which attorney fees should be reviewed in settled class action securities fraud cases. It held that a schedule that requires class members to file objections to class counsel's fee petition before the fee motion itself is filed denies the class the full and fair opportunity to examine and oppose the motion, in violation of Fed.R.Civ.Pro. 23(h). In re: Mercury Interactive Corp. Securities Litigation.