Why are the lawyers making a fee request and who pays?

Sirius XM will pay whatever (if any) legal fees that the lawyers may receive if approved by the Case Management Judge. The fees are unopposed by the Defendants up to $100,000. The expenses (disbursements) are unopposed up to $75,000. The lawyers are requesting $5,000 in honoraria for the proposed Representative Plaintiffs but the Court will decide if and what they receive. The cy pres distribution of $50,000 is to be paid by Sirius XM and is proposed to go to the Automobile Protection Association, which has a long history of protecting consumers in the auto industry, and again that is subject to Court approval.