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Class Actions

The firm represents the rights of consumers in class actions, primarily those involving consumer fraud or antitrust violations. The firm holds or has held leadership roles in the following cases:

  • Chair, Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, In re DRAM Antitrust Litigation, a nationwide class action concerning price-fixing of computer memory;
  • Co-Lead Counsel, Lea v. Pacific Bell, a consumer fraud and unfair competition class action;
  • Executive Committee, Old Republic Title Company Class Action Litigation, an unfair competition and consumer fraud class action;
  • Liaison Counsel and Settlement Class Counsel, Perish v. Intel Corporation, a winning consumer fraud class action;
  • Liaison Counsel for the end-user class, In re Automotive Paint Antitrust Action, recovering $10 million for price-fixing in automotive paint;
  • Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, Microsoft Antitrust Class Action Litigation, based on Microsoft’s monopolization of the personal computer operating systems and software market;
  • Executive Committee, Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation, Sanitary Paper Antitrust Litigation, Vitamin Cases Antitrust Litigation, and Cosmetics Antitrust Litigation, antitrust actions challenging price-fixing in the glass, sanitary paper, cosmetics and vitamin industries;
  • Executive Committee, Providian Class Action Litigation, an unfair competition, false advertising and consumer fraud action;
  • counsel, In re Airline Ticket Commission Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust action that challenged the airlines’ reduction of travel agent commissions, resulting in an $87 million settlement; and
  • counsel in numerous class actions challenging price-fixing, particularly in the technology and travel industries, including
    • In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation
    • In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation
    • In re Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) Antitrust Litigation
    • In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation
    • In re International Air Transportation Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, and
    • In re Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation.
    • In re Flash Memory Antitrust Litigation