Fen-Phen Plaintiffs Cut From Napoli Bern Settlement Suit

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 6:26 PM EST) -- A New York state judge on Thursday tossed some plaintiffs from a suit accusing Napoli Bern Ripka LLP of manipulating a settlement over the fen-phen diet drug to juice its own payouts, saying dead people or those who were never part of the settlement don't belong in the case.

New York Supreme Court Judge Charles Ramos cut plaintiffs who died before the suit was filed as well as plaintiffs who were never involved in the 2001 settlement.

They are "people who have pitched a pup tent...
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