Ohio mass tort lawyer Stan Chesley has been disbarred in Kentucky for a fee he took in a case where he had minimal involvement.
Litigation surrounding Fen-Phen resulted in a $200M settlement, with only $46M going to the plaintiffs. Chelsey’s fee was $20M. Two other lawyers, Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion, were sentenced in 2009 to up to 25 years in prison in 2009 for illegally taking $94 million in settlement funds.
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