Judge Snips Claims In Asbestos Atty Fee Action

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday dismissed breach of fiduciary duty claims lodged against three attorneys in a putative class action brought by clients they represented in consolidated asbestos personal injury litigation in the 1990s.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa P. Lenihan also refused to certify a class in the suit alleging the lawyers — Robert G. Taylor II, Joseph B. Cox Jr. and Robert A. Pritchard — took a disproportionate amount of fees from plaintiffs' settlements and failed to disclose the fee agreements they had made...
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