Atty Sent Bogus Letters In Tainted Rice MDL, Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge chastised a Goldman Pennebaker & Phipps PC attorney Wednesday for allegedly sending misleading settlement letters to other attorneys' clients in the multidistrict litigation against Bayer CropScience LP over its introduction of genetically modified rice into the U.S.

Judge Catherine D. Perry found that Goldman Pennebaker shareholder Martin J. Phipps, who represents some of the plaintiffs in the litigation, violated the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct when he allegedly sent letters containing false information about a settlement to rice farm...
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