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Mikal Watts, partner at Watts Guerra poses Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at his office in San Antonio. Photographed for Texas Lawyer Magazine. Photo Credit: Mark Sobhani Photography Mikal Watts, partner at Watts Guerra poses Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at his office in San Antonio, Texas. Photographed for Texas Lawyer Magazine. Photo Credit: Mark Sobhani Photography

Lawyers representing individual farmers who sued over genetically modified corn seed claim the lead plaintiffs attorneys in a $1.51 billion class action settlement cut them out of the negotiations so they could pocket exorbitant fees, and one of those attorneys, Mikal Watts, did so by convincing 60,000 farmers to retain him, according to a newly filed lawsuit.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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