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Judge Siphons Off Funds For Aredia Attorneys

Law360 (September 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Trying to guard against attorneys being shortchanged, the magistrate judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation involving bone cancer drugs Aredia and Zometa has tentatively established a fund to ensure that the plaintiffs' counsel receive their proper dues.

On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Brown entered a pretrial order creating the so-called plaintiffs' litigation fund, designed to inject some order into the often chaotic compensation process.

“This order is entered to provide for the fair and equitable sharing among plaintiffs of the cost of services performed and expenses...
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