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US Supreme Court suspends OH class-action attorney

CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has suspended prominent Cincinnati class-action attorney Stanley Chesley from practicing law before the court after his Kentucky disbarment.

The Supreme Court order Monday said Chesley has 40 days to prove why he shouldn't be disbarred from appearing before the justices.

The Kentucky Supreme Court disbarred Chesley in March for unethical conduct in the settlement of a $200 million lawsuit involving the makers of the diet pill combination fen-phen. Chesley filed papers in April to retire from practicing law in Ohio.

Chesley's attorney Sheryl Snyder said Tuesday he hadn't seen the Supreme Court order but says they will inform the Supreme Court that Chesley has retired.

The 77-year-old lawyer dubbed the "Master of Disaster" won millions of dollars for clients in class-action lawsuits.

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