The complaint by Greenville lawyer J. David Flowers alleges the attorneys colluded to get $2.5 million in fees and prevent bringing future molestation cases.
Larry Richter and David Haller, who represented the class of abuse victims in the settlement, deny the allegations.
A spokesman for the diocese says there was no collusion with the church.
He said Richter and Haller wanted the diocese sanctioned, prompted an investigation into a possible abuse cover-up and wanted church officials held in contempt.
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