Famed plaintiffs lawyer disbarred

Stanley Chesley found guilty of ethical violations

The plaintiffs bar was dealt a bit of a blow yesterday when one of its celebrated lawyers was disbarred.

The Kentucky Supreme Court found celebrated class action lawyer Stanley Chesley guilty of ethical violations related to a $200 million fen-phen settlement. According to the court, Chesley cheated his clients out of millions of dollars, took an excessive fee for his work and helped cover up misconduct by other lawyers in an effort to protect the improper payments he was taking.


Cathleen Flahardy

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