Linerboard Atty Sanctioned In $202M Fee Battle

Law360, Los Angeles (February 6, 2012, 9:00 PM EST) -- An attorney who claims he was cheated out of his slice of a $202 million antitrust settlement with linerboard manufacturers was slapped with a temporary restraining order Friday barring him from further communication with the lawyer responsible for divvying up the fee awards.

U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois barred attorney John Peoples from making any defamatory statements regarding Howard Langer, the liaison counsel in the price-fixing litigation. Peoples is also prohibited from contacting or leaving any messages for Langer.

The restraining order is the latest...
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