Nos. 11-1438, 11-1857.

692 F.3d 4 (2012)

In re VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WARRANTY EXTENSION LITIGATION. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.; Volkswagen AG; Audi AG, Defendants, Appellants, v. Peter J. McNulty Law Firm; Irwin & Boesen, P.C.; Berger & Montague, Interested Parties, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided July 27, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kenneth S. Geller , with whom Michael B. Kimberly , Mayer Brown LLP, Michael Hoenig , Jeffrey L. Chase , Daniel V. Gsovski , Miriam Skolnik , Michael B. Gallub , Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., David A. Barry , and Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC were on brief, for appellants.

Michael B. Bogdanow , with whom Victoria M. Santoro and Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. were on brief, for appellees.

Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, SELYA and BOUDIN, Circuit Judges.

LYNCH, Chief Judge.

This appeal is from the district court's award of $30 million in attorneys' fees to several groups of plaintiffs' attorneys who achieved a class action settlement agreement. It presents the question of what source of law governs the award of such fees in a diversity suit, where the parties' settlement agreement contains, inter alia, a provision expressly stating that the parties have not agreed on the source of law to apply to the fee award. We...

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