Another Update in the Fen-Phen Case

11/17/2008

Another new development in the fen-phen case.  We've written about most of the major ones throughout the blog, some of which can be found here.

According to today's Courier-Journal, a federal judge yesterday refused to disqualify himself from trying the lawyers accused of fraud in Kentucky's fen-phen diet drug case, accusing their attorneys of "serious ethical violations" for falsely accusing him of misconduct. 

According to the Courier, U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman is "Threatening to seek disciplinary action [against the lawyers], [Bertelsman] said some of the allegations made by the defendants' lawyers in affidavits were "substantially based on outright misrepresentations of the record" and that the Supreme Court has suggested that "disbarment may be appropriate for lawyers who certify false ... affidavits."

Hans