March 3, 2017 / 8:36 PM / in 9 months

Lawyer's claim for fees from $242 million tobacco case moves forward

A Nevada lawyer may move forward with a lawsuit claiming he is owed $6.72 million after he was cut out of his share of $114 million in attorneys’ fees in a class action against major tobacco companies, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan in New Orleans on Thursday dismissed some claims in the 2016 lawsuit brought by Donald Bernard against a group of 18 law firms who led the 1996 class action, but allowed him to move forward with a breach of contract claim.

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