Class Action Settlements:
A few class action case successes & settlements include.
Gross v. German Foundation Industrial Initiative, 456 F.3d 363 (3d Cir. 2006) (suit seeking monies for victims of Nazi-era wrongs is justiciable, despite political question, act of state, and international comity doctrines).
In re Schering ERISA Litigation, 420 F.3d 231 (3d Cir. 2005) (reversing dismissal of ERISA securities class action).
In re Atlas Mining Co. Sec. Litig., 2008 WL 821756 (D. Idaho, March 25, 2008) (appointing Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador Lead Counsel in nationwide securities fraud class action).
New Jersey v. Sprint Corp., 531 F. Supp. 2d 1273 (D. Kan 2008) (sustaining complaint for securities fraud under new Tellabs standard).
In re Motorola Securities Litigation, 2007 WL 487738 (N.D. Ill. March 29, 2007) (denying in substantial part defendants’ motions for summary judgment in certified nationwide securities fraud class action; case settled on eve of trial for $190 million).
Zeno v. Ford Motor Co., Inc., 480 F. Supp. 2d 825 (W.D. Pa. 2007) (denying defendant’s motion for summary judgment in certified class action for breach of contract; case later settled for full benefit of the bargain recovery).
Zeno v. Ford Motor Co., 238 F.R.D. 173 (W.D. Pa. 2006) (certifying class of Pennsylvania auto buyers and lessees in breach of contract case; an ideal in class action settlements later settled for full benefit of the bargain recovery).
In re Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sec. Litig., 421 F. Supp. 822 (D.N.J. 2006) (sustaining securities class action complaint).
Varacallo v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co., 226 F.R.D. 207 (D.N.J. 2005) (approving nationwide class action settlement of insurance sales practices case worth over $768 million to class members, and noting that this was third largest insurance sales practices class action settlements ever).
Bosland v. Warnock Dodge Inc., 197 N.J.543 (2009) (Consumer Fraud Act does not require victimized consumer to give pre-suit notice to seller). Muise v. GPU, Inc., 391 N.J. Super. 90 (App. Div. 2007) (reversing Law Division’s refusal to obey appellate mandate to certify class).
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