Law firms objecting to their share of an estimated $550 million in attorney fees in the trans-vaginal mesh litigation have raised new accusations that lawyers tasked with allocating those funds resorted to self-dealing and bill-padding to line their own pockets.

This week’s filings are the latest skirmish over fees in the multidistrict litigation over mesh devices—specifically, how much each of the 94 plaintiffs law firms that did work for the “common benefit” should get. On March 12, the fee and compensation committee and Daniel Stack, a retired judge on the Madison County, Illinois, Circuit Court, appointed to review the fee allocation process, issued their final recommendations on how to allocate the fees.

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