Four-Way Split Of $503M Fee Fund Could Spell Appeal Chaos

By Ryan Boysen (March 8, 2019, 10:28 PM EST) -- Seven plaintiffs' firms that stand to collect from a roughly $500 million attorneys' fees fund created by last year's $1.5 billion Syngenta AG settlement asked a Kansas federal court to take control once again, warning that its decision to split the award into four different chunks could wreak havoc on appeal.

Those firms, who all served leadership roles in the three separate actions that led to the settlement, don't want U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum to undo the unorthodox fee fund he created, but only to issue a final order enshrining the structure on the docket in his District of...

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