6th Circ. OKs Forfeiture Order In Fen-Phen Attys Suit

Law360, Washington (August 5, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit refused Friday to overturn a $30 million forfeiture order against two attorneys who kept for themselves millions in class settlement funds meant for victims of the defective diet pill fen-phen, saying the federal government appropriately informed the attorneys and others about the order's requirements.

According to a three-judge panel, Joseph Gallion's appeal to nix the forfeiture order seizing two of his properties in connection with his father's scheme “barely” failed because the government had made reasonable efforts to ensure he was informed of...
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