Experience-Commitment-Results

Cases & Settlements

Wage & Hour / Overtime Employment Cases

  • Hooters (ongoing)
  • Taco Bell (ongoing)
  • PetCo (ongoing)
  • Jimmy Johns (ongoing)
  • hhGregg (ongoing)
  • Longhorn (ongoing)
  • GEICO (ongoing)
  • Kmart ($3,814,000) (pending approval)
  • HMS Host ($1,290,000) (pending approval)
  • TJX ($4,750,000) (pending approval)
  • Abercrombie & Fitch ($5,250,000) (pending approval)
  • Morgan Stanley (primarily pre-production FAAs) ($5,995,000)
  • Weiss Markets ($2,469,812)
  • Dicks Sporting Goods ($10,000,000)
  • Office Max ($3,530,000)
  • Bob Evans Farms ($16,500,000)
  • Office Depot ($610,000)
  • Avis Car Rental ($7,800,000)
  • Morgan Stanley (Client Service Associates) ($4,200,000)
  • Fifth Third Bancorp ($3,000,000)
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods ($800,000)
  • Kindred ($16,500,000)
  • Family Dollar$ (NJ) ($1,150,000)
  • EDS ($11,800,000)
  • Petsmart ($3,800,000)
  • Family Dollar(NY) ($14 million)
  • Rite Aid ($20.9 million)
  • CVS ($34 million)
  • BJs Wholesale Club ($9.3 million)
  • Staples, Inc. ($42 million)
  • Gentiva ($5 million)
  • Boston Market ($3 million)
  • Hewitt Associates ($4.9 million) 

Securities Cases

  • In Re Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Shareholder Litigation (ongoing)
  • Living Independent Group ($3 million settlement)
  • IMH Secured Loan Fund ($1.345 million cash, $30 million security offerings, and corporate governance settlement)
  • Wonder Auto Group ($3 million)
  • AthroCare Corp. ($74 million)
  • Colonial Bancgroup ($18.4 million settlement)
  • Countrywide Financial Corp. ($624 million).
  • American Business Financial Services, Inc.
  • Limelight Networks, Inc. ($1.9 million)
  • Warner Chilcott Limited ($9 Million)
  • InfoSonics ($3.8 million)
  • IBM ($20 million)
  • Viisage Technology, Inc. ($2.3 Million)
  • Ashworth ($15.25 Million)
  • Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc ($4.5 million) & FNY Entities ($0.3 million), and Hilary Shane
  • Eaton Vance ($10.5 Million)
  • Smartalk Teleservices ($27.1 Million)
  • Independent Energy Holdings ($48 Million)
Bankrupt Corporate Debtor Claims

  • In re PTMS Liquidating Corp. (NHB Assignments LLC v. General Atlantic LLC and Braden Kelly) (settled; amount confidential)
  • In re Superior Offshore International, Inc. (settled; amount confidential)

Antitrust Cases

  • Merced Irrigation District v. Barclays Bank PLC (ongoing)
  • In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation (ongoing)
  • In re Air-Cargo Antitrust Litigation ($1.2 billion)
  • In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation ($87.4 million)

Consumer Fraud Cases

  • Ambit Energy (ongoing)
  • $109 Million Settlement against Rent-A-Center ($109 Million) – class action suit against Rent-A-Center in New Jersey for charging consumers hidden usurious interest rates in violation of New Jersey State Law. After a favorable New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, class members were directly paid just over 100% of their actual damages. KOL lawyer was lead class counsel.
  • In re Doubleclick (injunctive relief) – on behalf of almost every Internet user in America that compelled one of largest Internet ad servers to adhere to heightened privacy protections. KOL lawyer was lead class counsel.

Mass Tort

  • Guidant Corp. ($240 Million) – settlement of suits against Guidant for selling defective implantable heart devices. Settlement obtained on behalf of over 8000 injured victims and is proceeding in federal court in Minnesota. One KOL lawyer was co-lead class counsel and another was co-chair of the plaintiffs’ law and briefing committee.

Mortgage Fraud Cases

  • Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC / Morgan Stanley Private Bank / RBS Citizens Bank (failure to timely file mortgage satisfactions in accordance with California law)
  • Bank of New York (failure to timely file mortgage satisfactions in accordance with New York law)
  • Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. (100% recovery for mischarged interest rates)

Civil Rights Cases

  • John Hancock ($24.4 million) –Settlement of racial discrimination claims in sales of life insurance prior to 1959
  • New Jersey County Strip Search Cases -– Class settlements against Camden County ($7.5 million), Gloucester County ($4 million) and Middlesex County ($1.8 million) for illegally strip searching individuals arraigned on non-felonious charges. These were among the largest settlements that has been obtained in strip search cases and is significant in size in that they were obtained in a cases that were not against major municipalities. A KOL lawyer was lead class counsel in these cases.