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Class Actions & Derivative Suits

  • Mediated internal corporate dispute among the owners, officers and directors of a closely held corporation, resulting in competing breach of fiduciary and derivative claims seeking removal of directors and damages arising from alleged usurpation of corporate business opportunities, and alleged wrongful salaries, bonuses, and extravagant expenses.
     

  • Mediated corporate governance and stockholder action involving inspection of books and records, derivative claims for truth in lending violations and financial irregularities, redemption of stock and damages related to unallocated stock options.
     

  • Mediated derivative lawsuit against a religious non-profit corporation regarding various corporate governance procedures including board membership and elections, accounting controls and other internal controls.
     

  • Handled a matter involving 11 broker-dealers in a national class action seeking to compel the payment of interest on free credit balances and to enjoin account transfer practices that have been approved by the SEC, alleging that class damages exceeded $1 billion.
     

  • Handled a class action and other related actions involving an AmLaw 100 firm brought by investors who purchased real estate investment products, alleging legal malpractice, securities fraud, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and negligent misrepresentation. Total investors losses exceeded $900 million.
     

  • Handled a matter between a class of investors and a national accounting firm arising from the bankruptcy of a major homebuilder, alleging errors in accounting for net realizable value write-offs and deferred tax asset estimates among other issues. Plaintiffs sought $95 million in damages.
     

  • Handled an antitrust price fixing class action alleging agreements between online travel companies and hotels regarding the retail prices for online hotel room reservations.
     

  • Handled a derivative claim matter involving an ocean marine service company arising from a settlement with the U.S. government of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Claim.
     

  • Handled a bondholder class action securities matter involving an electric utility and the indenture trustee of certain first mortgage bonds arising out of the redemption of certain bonds at par value which the bondholders claimed should have been redeemed at a premium.
     

  • Handled a matter involving multiple antitrust class actions alleging national price fixing of a commodity food product.
     

  • Handled an antitrust class action matter where metal fabricating firms were alleged to have engaged in price fixing in California and Nevada.
     

  • Handled an antitrust class action matter alleging price fixing by a paper manufacturer.