3rd Circ. Flays Linerboard Atty Over Fee Demands

Law360, New York (January 15, 2010, 1:18 PM EST) -- Repudiating a plaintiffs attorney’s “quixotic crusade” for a greater share of a $202 million antitrust settlement, a federal appeals court has granted sanctions to the harassed liaison counsel responsible for meting out the fees.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit gave plaintiffs attorney John Peoples a stern dressing-down Thursday, affirming a lower court’s injunction forbidding lawsuits over the fee distributions and reversing its decision not to award liaison counsel Howard Langer sanctions for Peoples’ continued litigiousness.

The acrimonious fee dispute stems from a...
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