After a four-week trial, a 215th District Court jury in Houston found attorney George Fleming and Houston-based Fleming & Associates breached their fiduciary duty to 10 clients they represented in fen-phen litigation. But both sides are claiming victory in the case.

Franklin Cardwell & Jones shareholder Ronald G. Franklin of Houston, an attorney for Fleming and Fleming & Associates, says the Oct. 27 verdict is a win for his clients. “We’re thrilled,” Franklin says, adding that the damages amount for the 10 plaintiffs is “a miniscule amount of money.”

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