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Former Kentucky judge disbarred in ongoing Fen-Phen diet drug litigation fallout
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2011

The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a former judge after he was found guilty of charges stemming from actions he took while presiding over a class-action lawsuit involving the diet drug Fen-Phen.


Kentucky Supreme Court disbars another attorney in Fen-Phen settlement debacle
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred an attorney who participated in the settlement of claims involving the diet drug Fen-Phen. Ky. Bar Ass’n v. Helmers, No. 2011-000106 (Ky., decided September 22, 2011).


Kentucky ethics authorities call for disbarment of Fen-Phen counsel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

Following a hearing on the Kentucky Inquiry Commission's charge that plaintiffs' attorney Stanley Chesley violated a number of ethical rules in connection with the settlement of mass tort claims over the diet drug Fen-Phen, a trial commissioner has recommended that he be permanently disbarred and ordered to disgorge as restitution to his clients $7.