Pelvic Mesh MDL Fee Committee Accused Of Self-Dealing

Law360 (March 29, 2019, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A group of firms that worked on cases for plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation over pelvic mesh implants has accused fee committee members of self-dealing and obscuring the process of divvying up the case's proceeds.

In one recent filing, New Jersey-based personal injury firm Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman said the committee's recommendations on a split of the "common benefit" fees had largely ignored its role as one of the “driving forces and largest risk-takers” in the massive litigation.

The firm also said some members of the fee and cost committee had raised concerns that committee leaders — chair Henry Garrard...

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