Business & Practice

Woman Who Sued Bayer Loses Appeal Over Split Attorneys’ Fees

Jan. 14, 2020, 8:06 PM

A woman who received a settlement from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals in a lawsuit over injuries caused by Yasmin birth control failed Tuesday to convince the Seventh Circuit to alter the distribution of attorneys’ fees among the firms that represented her.

Victoria Anderson had a contingency fee arrangement with Girard Gibbs LLP and Danko Meredith LLP, to which she agreed to collectively pay 40% of her final recovery in the action, but the relationship broke down after a $176,451.72 settlement offer fell through. Anderson then hired Seithel Law on a 33.33% contingency and obtained a $210,000 settlement.

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