About 400 people should receive nearly $20 million held in a controversial fund controlled by three Lexington, Ky., lawyers in a lawsuit over the diet drug fen-phen, a judge has ruled.

Special Judge William Wehr last week ordered that funds from the Kentucky Fund for Healthy Living, which was set up using money from a $200 million settlement in Boone Circuit Court, be placed in a trust for the lawsuits’ plaintiffs, all of whom said they suffered medical problems because they took the diet drug.