As the pelvic mesh MDL has begun to settle, attorneys on the leadership committee have asked the federal court overseeing the litigation’s massive inventory to set aside 5 percent of the awards for common benefit fees and expenses. With the settlements already topping $7 billion, that means more than $360 million is set to distributed among the firms.

However, at least two firms are opposing the request, with one saying the hold-back amount is far too much.

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