Lawyers Win More For Plaintiffs In Glaxo Settlement

Law360, New York (April 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has amended the terms of a $63.8 million nationwide class action settlement reached in 2006 by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, allocating more of the massive sum to consumers.

Madison County Judge Ralph Mendelsohn approved the final terms of the settlement Thursday, which lifts a cap on claims by plaintiffs who had no proof they bought the drug at the center of the dispute.

The $16.6 million legal bill has also been divided “more fairly,” according to attorneys who objected to the original settlement.

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