Gathings Law has been in the news recently related to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to throw out an unfair settlement related to contaminated drinking water. The panel of federal circuit judges agreed with our arguments that the lawyers involved had an improper conflict of interest.

Decatur Daily

Lloyd Gathings talked with the Decatur Daily and explained why having the same lawyer represent the West Morgan-East Lawrence Sewer and Water Authority as well as a group of its customers presented a problem.

http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/local/court-blocks-million-daikin-settlement-on-water-pollution/article_4a690262-c4d8-5c39-86ca-63ab8a70fdc7.html

WAFF 48 – Huntsville

In Huntsville and across the state, the issue was covered by WAFF and its fellow Raycom stations. Its reporters explained another issue that the judges had with the settlement. They also faulted the lack of an opt-out option.

http://www.waff.com/story/38346540/federal-appeals-court-rejects-5m-daikin-settlement

http://www.wbrc.com/story/38346540/federal-appeals-court-rejects-5m-daikin-settlement

WHNT

WHNT News 19 also covered the issue and in their article you can see what surprised Lloyd Gathings about the way the settlement was negotiated.

http://whnt.com/2018/06/04/court-of-appeals-rejects-settlement-in-alleged-water-contamination-suit-due-to-conflict-of-interest/