Attorney fees of more than $412 million were awarded Monday to plaintiffs lawyers from more than 70 firms for their work on the massive fen-phen diet-drug litigation, marking the beginning of the end of the "super-mega-fund" class action. Chief U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III said the case was "nothing short of a herculean effort," noting that plaintiffs lawyers had logged more than 578,000 hours -- or the equivalent of almost 66 years of "around-the-clock work on this litigation."
$412 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded to Plaintiffs Lawyers in Fen-Phen Litigation
The Legal Intelligencer
April 10, 2008