A fight has erupted in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation over how much settlement money should be held back for the leadership committee, with some attorneys saying the leadership’s request threatens to derail thousands of settlements, and the leadership replying that the objectors’ “true motivation” is “enhancing their fees.”

The dispute came to a head after U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade of the Northern District of Texas agreed last month to increase the percent that needed to be held back from settlement awards.

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