Firm Achievements

Finkelstein Thompson LLP has led the charge or participated in numerous cases, generating significant recoveries for our clients.  Below is a sampling of these achievements.

Antitrust

  • Heliotrope General, Inc. v. Sumitomo Corporation, et al., (Cal. Super. - San Diego) - Executive Committee member; settlement achieved for $43.5 million.
  • In re Relafen Antitrust Litig., (D. Mass.) - Executive Committee member; settlement achieved for $175 million.
  • National Metals, Inc. v. Sumitomo Corp., (Cal. Super. - San Diego) - Co-lead Counsel; settlement achieved with Merrill Lynch & Co. for $20 million.
  • In re Motorsports Merchandise Antitrust Litig., (N.D. Ga.) - Settlement achieved for $9.6 million in cash and coupons.
  • Dalton Janitorial v. Kimberly Clark Corp., et al., (N.D. Ga.) - Settlement achieved for $56 million in cash and coupons.
  • In re Microsoft Windows Operating System Antitrust Litig., (D. Md.).

Commodities

  • In re Natural Gas Commodity Litig., (S.D.N.Y.) – Co-lead Counsel; partial settlement achieved for $72.7 million.

Consumer Protection

  • In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation (N.D. CA.) - Leadership committee member; settlement achieved for $14.7 Billion.
  • In re AOL 5.0 Software Litig., (S.D. Fla.) – Settlement achieved for $15.5 million.
  • Bloom, et al v. American Home Products Corp., et al, (Fen/Phen) (E.D. Pa.) – Refund claim settlement valued at $239 million achieved.
  • In re Sony BMG CD Technologies Litig., (D.C. Super.) – Settlement achieved.
  • In re MCI Non-Subscriber Telephone Rates Litig., (D.D.C.) – Settlement achieved for $88 million.
  • Roegner v. Matsushita Electric Co., et al. (Panasonic DVD players), (N.J. Super. - Middlesex) – Settlement achieved for $32.5 million.

Securities

  • In re Allied Irish Banks PLC Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) - Court appointed Lead Counsel - Settlement achieved for $2.5 million.
  • Prudential Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) - Settlement achieved for $150 million.
  • PaineWebber Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) - Settlement achieved for $200 million.
  • Kidder Peabody Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) - Settlement achieved for $19 million.
  • Investors Trust Government Fund, (S.D. Cal.) - Settlement achieved for $7.3 million.
  • In re Overland Funds Securities Litigation, (S.D. Cal.) - Settlement achieved for $7 million.
  • BET Holdings, Inc. Tender Offer Litigation, (D.C. Super.) - D.C. Counsel; settlement achieved for $94 million.
  • Berwecky, et al. v. Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., (S.D.N.Y.) - Settlement achieved for $5 million.
  • In re Archers-Daniel-Midland Co. Derivative Litigation, (D.D.C.) - Settlement achieved for $5 million plus other relief.
  • Holly Glen v. Polk Audio, Inc., (Md. Cir. - Baltimore) - Settlement achieved for $4.8 million (an increase of nearly 50% of shareholder buyout value).
  • Miller v. NTN Communications, Inc., (S.D. Cal.) - Settlement achieved - $3.25 million.
  • In re PriceSmart, Inc. Securities Litigation, (S.D. Cal.) - Settlement Achieved for Preferred Stockholders worth more than $3 million (a return of over 90% of the original investment).