Last month the Cincinnati Enquirer published a special section laying out what's known about the Kentucky fen-phen scandal in which lawyers covertly pocketed $125 million of a $200 million settlement over the diet drug, leaving $75 million for their clients. We've covered the scandal extensively at this site and at Overlawyered. Somewhat relatedly, it appears that attorney Angela Ford, who has been representing victimized clients in the affair, is going after at least some other lawyers in other parts of the country who worked with the Kentucky lawyers. Forty-nine plaintiffs represented by Ford "allege J. Brent Austin of Lexington, the defunct Mississippi law firm of Langston, Sweet and Freese, and the Alabama firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles bilked them of the money." Beasley Allen says it did not take any improper fees and suggests that if there were any shortfalls in what its clients received, the problem was at the Kentucky lawyers' end.
Cincinnati Enquirer on fen-phen scandal
- Kentucky fen-phen scandal update
- Around the web, June 16
- Kentucky disbars Stan Chesley
- "The Market for Specious Claims"
- Recommended disbarment for Stan Chesley in Kentucky fen-phen scandal
- Ken Feinberg and the Kentucky fen-phen suit
- Kentucky fen-phen fraud trial decision reversed
- "He said he had worked too long and too hard for a lousy $41 million"
- Around the web, August 27
- Cincinnati Enquirer on Stan Chesley
- Kentucky Bar investigating Stan Chesley over fen-phen scandal
- Abel v. Austin (Ky. App. 2010)
- Fen-Phen Lawyer: I didn't understand the complexities of tort suits...
- Fen-phen, wrapping it up
- Fen-Phen Judge: I didn't know what I was doing in this trial...