Weiss Can Have Untainted Attorneys' Fees: Judge

Law360, New York (August 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Plaintiffs lawyer Melvyn Weiss is still going to prison, but with potentially deeper pockets. A New York state judge has authorized Milberg LLP to pay Weiss fees stemming from certain work he generated before his criminal conviction for participating in a long-running kickback scheme.

The ruling came down just a few days before Weiss was due to begin serving his 30-month prison term. He was reportedly due at a minimum-security camp in Morgantown, W.Va., on Thursday.

Justice Herman Cahn of the New York State Supreme Court,...
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