Thursday, June 16, 2011

Disbarment recommended for one of the "kings of torts"

Back in March I reported (here) on the possible disbarment of attorney Stanley Chesley, a very successful plaintiffs' lawyer who some consider to be the father of the modern-day mass tort.  I actually worked with Chesley a long time ago, when I was starting out, in a mass disaster fire case and it really bothers me to see his career -- during which he helped many people -- go down in flames like this. 

The Wall Street Journal blog is reporting (here) that the Kentucky Bar Association board of governors voted to disbar him for allegedly taking more than his share – $7 million, to be exact – in fees from a 2001 diet drug settlement.  The Lexington Herald-Leader has more details here.

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