US Supreme Court drops Chesley from bar

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 7:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted the resignation of a prominent class-action attorney dubbed the "Master of Disaster" from its roster of active attorneys.
 
The justices on Monday removed Cincinnati attorney Stanley Chesley and dropped a hearing over why he shouldn't be permanently barred from practice before the high court.
 
The Kentucky Supreme Court ordered Chesley disbarred in March. The state court found unethical conduct in the settlement of a $200 million lawsuit involving the makers of the diet pill combination fen-phen.
 
Chesley subsequently resigned from the Ohio bar and from the board of trustees at his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, after pressure from fellow members.
 
Chesley has since announced his retirement from legal practice.

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