Former lawyer Chesley suing former clients over judgment

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A former Cincinnati lawyer who was disbarred in Kentucky over taking excessive fees in a $200 million settlement involving the diet drug fen-phen has sued five former clients seeking to collect their share of a $42 million judgment and their lawyer.

Carol Boggs of Ironton, Ohio, is one of the former clients. She told The Courier-Journal in Louisville (http://cjky.it/1KrhL2a ) that she was forced into bankruptcy and to sell her jewelry while she waits for her share of the judgment.

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Kentucky courts ordered Chesley and three others to pay more than 400 former clients in the case. Chesley sued Lexington lawyer Angela Ford, who now represents the former clients, to block her from trying to collect in Ohio.

A judge in Cincinnati has barred Ford from collecting against Chesley so far. Ford asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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