Court Clears Fen-Phen Attys Of Malpractice Claims

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT) -- Fifty former plaintiffs in product liability litigation over the diet drug fen-phen have lost their challenge to a state court's dismissal of their malpractice suit accusing three law firms of mishandling and misappropriating a $215 million settlement reached with the drug's manufacturer.

A three-judge panel in the Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday upheld summary judgment victories for Langston Sweet & Freese PA, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC and J. Brent Austin, concluding that the Fayette Circuit Court had properly dismissed all the...
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