Ky. Disbars Stanley Chesley Over $200M Fen-Phen Settlement

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday permanently disbarred prominent class action attorney Stanley Chesley over his involvement in an attorney fee scheme that garnered a small group of lawyers 49 percent of a $200 million fen-phen settlement.

The Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association had recommended that Chesley be disbarred for committing eight counts of professional misconduct, including collecting unreasonable attorneys' fees, failing to advise clients of settlement details and making false statements in connection with a deal reached with American Home Products —...
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