A plaintiffs lawyer who won $6.5 million that will be paid mostly in Lowe’s gift cards for his class action clients and more than $2 million in fees and costs in a settlement of a suit over allegedly stinky drywall calls it the first opportunity for consumers to “get a dime” out of such a case.

“We’re the first people that have gotten anything for the consumer,” said Don Barrett, the Lexington, Miss., attorney who leads the plaintiffs’ team. “It’s a good settlement.”

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