Feds Indict Milberg Weiss' Favorite Plaintiff

A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted a Palm Springs,Calif., man for taking millions in kickbacks to serve as aplaintiff in class action suits brought by Milberg Weiss, one ofthe biggest law firms specializing in litigation against companyboards including insurers and brokers.

Accused was Seymour Lazar, 78, a retired attorney who allegedlyaccepted an estimated $2.4 million in illegal payments for servingas a named plaintiff in more than 50 class action lawsuits over aperiod of 20 years.

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