Justices Won't Hear Girardi's $10M Avandia Fee Fight

Law360, Philadelphia (February 29, 2016, 3:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review a Third Circuit decision ordering Girardi Keese Law Firm to give $10 million in settlement proceeds from GlaxoSmithKline LLC to a common benefit fund in centralized product liability suits over the diabetes drug Avandia.

The justices shot down a certiorari petition that Girardi Keese filed in late November arguing that the money the firm won on behalf of state-based clients did not belong in the hands of a steering committee for plaintiffs in the Avandia multidistrict litigation program.

The high court did not comment on the case in issuing its order Monday, and...

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