Atty Misconduct Claims Can't Sink $2.5M Affinity OT Deal

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge said Tuesday that allegations of misconduct by a Shulman Kessler LLP lawyer would not derail a $2.5 million settlement in an overtime class action against Affinity Health Plan Inc.

U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. granted final approval for the deal, overruling named plaintiff Kim Morris' March 7 objection that called the conduct of Shulman Kessler's Troy Kessler "despicable" and alleged that he put his own interests before those of Morris and class members.

In approving the deal, the judge...
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