The lawyers negotiated a settlement with Visa and MasterCard valued at $3.05 billion on behalf of some of the largest retailers in the US. Now they’re seeking 18 percent of the payout. That’s a lot of bonus coupons.

Plaintiff’s lawyers led by New York’s Constantine & Partners worked for seven years on a protracted battle between the credit card associations and retailers, including Wal-Mart WMT.N and Sears, Roebuck and Co. S.N .

The lawyers filed with the Federal District Court in Brooklyn for payment of $558 million, along with $18.7 million in expenses, The Wall Street Journal reported.

If Judge John Gleeson approves the request, the lawyers’ fees would be the largest in the history of class-action antitrust settlements, The New York Times said. But on a percentage basis, they would be lower than the 24 percent lawyers average in antitrust settlements over $100 million, the paper said, citing one law school professor.

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