Judge Blasts Plaintiffs' Lawyer In Guidant MDL

Law360, New York (May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday harshly criticized a lawyer representing over 300 plaintiffs taking part in a $240 million settlement with Guidant Corp. over its implantable defibrillators for not telling his clients how much they would receive under the settlement, and said the lawyer could face sanctions.

Judge Donovan W. Frank, who presides over the multidistrict litigation over the defibrillators in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, said in an order Tuesday that Patrick J. Mulligan of the Mulligan Law Firm may have...
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