Disbarred attorney steps down from UC board

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prominent class-action attorney has stepped down from the University of Cincinnati board of trustees after being disbarred in Kentucky.

The university last week set a Monday deadline for Stanley Chesley to resign and scheduled a special meeting for Thursday when he didn’t. But late Wednesday the school said Chesley had resigned effective immediately.

The Kentucky Supreme Court ordered Chesley disbarred in March for his actions in the settlement of a $200 million lawsuit involving the makers of the diet drug fen-phen.

The Cincinnati attorney didn’t respond to requests for comment Wednesday. Chesley has been a pioneer in class-action lawsuits and been dubbed the “Master of Disaster” in the legal community.

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