Judge in Ky. Gives Panel 1 Day in Fen-phen Trial

July 3, 2008 6:27:52 AM PDT
Jurors in northern Kentucky are expected to continue deliberations Thursday in the federal case of two lawyers charged with defrauding their clients out of $65 million in a diet-drug settlement. It comes a day after U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman told attorneys he anticipates either a verdict or a deadlocked panel before dismissing the jury for the July 4 holiday. Jurors in the case of suspended lawyers William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. have deliberated for about 48 hours over seven days, after hearing more than six weeks of testimony. The case has been closely watched in the horse racing industry because Gallion and Cunningham are part-owners of 2007's Horse of the Year, Curlin.