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"He said he had worked too long and too hard for a lousy $41 million"



What is it about fen-phen settlements and fraud? Ten former clients of Texas lawyer George Fleming allege that he assessed the $23 million cost of echocardiograms for 35,000 unsuccessful plaintiffs upon 8,100 other clients in a fen-phen settlement. "'He said he had worked too long and too hard for a lousy $41 million,' said Jim Doyle, who left the firm after objecting to Fleming's unusual decision to include non-client expenses among those billed to clients." [Houston Chronicle] It's unclear whether the clients are asking for complete disgorgement as a remedy for the alleged breach of fiduciary duty. For a similar case involving the late Texas attorney John O'Quinn, see Overlawyered.

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