Judge Grants $430M In Fen-Phen Attorneys' Fees

Law360, New York (April 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The federal judge in charge of the long-settled multidistrict litigation over Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s controversial diet drugs has at last granted final approval to the plaintiffs' attorneys' fees, awarding the lawyers a total of more than $430 million.

Judge Harvey Bartle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania gave his approval in a 125-page order Tuesday, almost a decade after the lawyers first hashed out a $2.55 billion nationwide class action settlement with the drugmaker to resolve the claims of tens of...
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