May 8, 2018 / 9:42 PM / a year ago

Chinese drywall MDL judge deems attorneys’ fees appeal 'pointless detour'

A federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over defective Chinese drywall has rejected a request by a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers to appeal a fee distribution order, rebuking their attempts as “pointless detours.”

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in New Orleans, Louisiana, said on Monday that his January ruling, which distributed more than $197 million in fee awards among different plaintiffs’ lawyers, was the result of a thorough review and an interlocutory appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was not warranted.

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