The Kentucky Supreme Court disbarred a Cincinatti class action lawyer for his role in the notorious $200 million class action settlement concerning the diet drug Fen-Phen.
But he was not the first. According to this article, several lawyers and even a judge were similarly disbarred, and two of those lawyers were convicted on federal charges and remain behind bars.
Unfortunately, the general public tends to assume that a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch. And so it goes. The general reputation of lawyers continues to suffer.