Judge Finds Atty in Contempt Over $202M Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday found plaintiffs' attorney John Peoples in contempt for allegedly committing eight separate violations of three court orders in connection with his claim that he was cheated out of his share of a $202 million class-action antitrust settlement in 2004.

U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that because of Peoples’ conduct relating to his dispute over attorneys' fees with Howard Langer, the liaison attorney for the 2004 suit, Peoples is liable for nearly a...
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