POINT PLEASANT – After the West Virginia Supreme Court decided not to hear a challenge of their employment, two private attorneys earned $4.5 million by settling the State's case against Capital One.
W. Jesse Forbes and Troy Giatras, both of Charleston, were hired by state Attorney General Darrell McGraw to pursue the case, which was brought over the company's sale of payment protection and its Credit Recovery Services line of business.
The settlement, worth $13.5 million, was approved in January by Mason Circuit Court Judge David Nibert.
A recent look at the case file by Legal Newsline showed the company petitioned the Supreme Court in October. Capital One had made a similar effort in 2005 during a related case. The justices refused to hear the issue in a 5-0 vote.
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