Three lawyers accused of defrauding their clients in a $200 million diet drug settlement were greedy, a prosecutor charged Monday during closing arguments of a high-profile trial. But a defense attorney described the three men as personal injury lawyers who may not have been able to grasp the complexities of the class action settlement. "I don't think they've figured out how to read that settlement agreement yet," Jim Shuffett said. "It's too complicated."
Greedy or Unsophisticated? Opposing Arguments Paint Differing Portraits of Fen-Phen Lawyers
The Associated Press
June 24, 2008