Judge: Mississippi Lawyer Owes Diet Drug Claimants $600K

May 10, 2012

A judge has ruled that a Jackson attorney owes two former clients a combined $600,000 from more than $4.5 million in attorney fees he received in a diet drug settlement case dating to the early 2000s.

The Clarion-Ledger reported whether Herbert Lee Jr. owes former clients Deborah Dixon and Gloria Thompson additional money will be up to a Hinds County jury.

The women’s breach of contract lawsuit began this week.

The jury must determine whether Lee’s contingency contract specified a 40 percent fee instead of the 45 percent fee he received.

Lee’s attorney said all the contracts came up missing from Lee’s office.

Dixon and Thompson were among 13 individuals who hired Lee to represent them in the litigation against the manufacturer of the diet-drug Fen-Phen.

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  • May 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    wudchuck says:
    you mean the ad for learning to become an attorney for dummies?!
  • May 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    Missing contracts?? says:
    If the contracts are now missing, who's to say his fee should be only 30%? That way this magnanamous slime bucket can return even more $$ to his clients. Now, where'd I put t... read more
  • May 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    wudchuck says:
    what? look at this: "40 percent fee instead of the 45 percent fee he received." so of a 4.5 million he gets 1.8 mil! WOW! i could easily live on that... i need to quit my job ... read more
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