No. 08-2387.

582 F.3d 524 (2009)

In re DIET DRUGS (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenfluramine) Product Liability Litigation. Randy Hague, Jana L. Harris, and Brian S. Riepen, Esq., Appellants in 08-2363. Law Firms of Freedland, Farmer, Russo, Behren & Sheller and Raymond Valori, P. A., individually and on behalf of Diet Drugs clients represented, Appellants in 08-2387.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed October 8, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Howard J. Bashman, [Argued], Willow Grove, PA, Brian S. Riepen, [Argued], Dallas, TX for Appellants Randy Hague, Jana L. Harris, Brian S. Riepen.

Raymond W. Valori, [Argued], Raymond Valori, P.A., Weston, FL for Appellants Freedland Farmer Russo Behren & Sheller and Raymond Valori.

Sol H. Weiss, Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, Philadelphia, PA, Charles R. Parker, Locke Lord Bissell, & Liddell, Houston, TX, Class Counsel & Appellee.

Arnold Levin, Michael D. Fishbein, [Argued], Laurence S. Berman, Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia, PA, Class Counsel, Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel & Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel in MDL 1203 on behalf of Appellees.

Before: SLOVITER, AMBRO and JORDAN, Circuit Judges.


JORDAN, Circuit Judge.

Three law firms and some of their clients challenge the final award of attorneys' fees that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania entered on behalf of class counsel in this landmark class action. For the following reasons, we will affirm the award.

I. Background

A. Diet Drugs Litigation and Settlement

This appeal arises from multidistrict mass...


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