In the "diet drug attorney fee case", Judge Wehr has granted summary judgment ruling that Ohio Lawyer Stan Chesley must return some of his $20 million legal fees. Although it appears, he was overpaid by some $7 million, the jury will decide the actual amount.
Here's the story in the N.Ky.Post:
Cincinnati attorney Stan Chesley made too much money on the fen-phen diet drug settlement case and will have to give some of the $20 million back. * * *
Ford told the court Chesley should have gotten $13 million, not $20 million.
Wehr's order Wednesday did not state the amount Chesley should repay.
Ford had asked Wehr to make a summary judgment, which means an immediate ruling, but Wehr denied that request.
A jury will have to determine how much money the original plaintiffs ultimately will get and how much the attorneys will have to return.
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UPDATED: Pleadings, orders and other publicly available information from the courts on this case are available on line at attorney Angela Ford's web site at www.AngelaFordLaw.com @ http://angelafordlaw.com/public_access.php for case pleadings, court order, judicial conduct commission opinion, Supreme Court pleadings and orders, orders of temporary suspension of attorneys, and the Kentucky Supreme Court hearing transcript.
UPDATED:Fen-phen plaintiffs to get award [herald leader]A judge has declined to put a dollar amount on what more than 400 former fen-phen plaintiffs may receive from the lawyers they sued.
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