Clients Say Fen-Phen Lawyer Overcharged $29M

Law360, New York (April 26, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Three former plaintiffs in a fen-phen product liability mass tort have accused their former lawyer and his firm, Fleming & Associates LLP, of illegally charging them $29 million in fees for echocardiograms that were performed on tens of thousands of potential clients who did not join the suit.

Plaintiffs Rebecca L. Wilson, Debbie McCullars-Vanderford and DeLaine A. Anderson-Carpenter said Fleming & Associates and lawyer George Fleming charged 54 percent of the recovery from an 8,000-person fen-phen settlement as legal fees and expenses, according to a complaint...
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