LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A group of people sickened by the diet drug fen-phen will get a chance to argue that a $42 million judgment awarded to them from their one-time attorneys should be reinstated.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case brought by former clients of three now-disbarred lawyers who once represented them in a $200 million settlement.
The court, in its order released Dec. 22, did not give a reason for taking up the case.
Former clients of attorneys William Gallion, Shirley Cunningham Jr. and Melbourne Mills sued the men, claiming they mishandled the settlement and improperly kept a significant portion of the funds for themselves.
A judge in 2007 awarded the $42 million to 431 people. The Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned that decision in February.
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