LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – The Three Central Kentucky lawyers accused of stealing tens of millions of dollars from their clients in a lawsuit over the diet drug combination fen-phen may soon have to start accounting for that money.
A senior judge who previously ruled that the three breached their fiduciary duty and should return some $42.5 million has made his order final.
“We’ve waited a long time for this,” said Angela Ford, who has sued the trio on behalf of their former clients. “We’ll begin an asset discovery very quickly.”
It’s likely that the final order by Senior Judge William Wehr will be appealed. But, Ford said, the three would have to post a bond equal to the $42.5 million to stop her from asking for information about their assets. She will not, however, be able to seize anything until the case is settled.
Wehr’s order also froze about $20 million sitting in a charitable fund the three attorneys set up after the settlement.