This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-Q filed Nov 1, 2005.
E. Attorneys Fees.
Class Counsel has litigated this matter since September 2000. The three law firms representing the Class have devoted substantial time, effort and expenses in prosecuting this matter, including taking approximately 400 depositions, reviewing over 75,000 pages of documents produced by Allstate, obtaining class certification, obtaining summary adjudication, etc. It is customary for courts to award attorneys fees based upon a percentage of the potential maximum settlement amount for the benefit of a class in amounts ranging from 25% to 40% of that amount. In this case, each of the three firms representing the Class will request an award equal to 11 1/9% of the potential maximum settlement amount, for a total attorneys fee award of 33 l/3%. Class Counsel will also seek reimbursement of the costs and expenses they have incurred on behalf of the Class, estimated to be approximately $800,000.