Atty Dodged Paying $8M After Joint Fen-Phen Work, Suit Says

Law360, Dallas (December 20, 2012, 4:25 PM EST) -- In Texas state court, an attorney Wednesday said his former business partner hid assets in an attempt to avoid paying an $8.1 million arbitration award that found the partner wrongly withheld payment in the pair’s joint representation of clients suing over the diet drug fen-phen.

The suit alleges Charles F. Abbott, a Utah attorney, transferred a “substantial portion” of his assets, including homes and a yacht, to entities controlled by him and his wife while Texas solo attorney Patrick Mulligan pursued litigation and arbitration to recover...
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