Hercules Incorporated Pension Plan

Judge Fullam approved the class action settlement at the hearing on May 7, 2007. For a copy of his Order, see below. He also approved the petition for counsel fees, cost reimbursements, and incentive payments. For a copy of that Order, see below. The timetable for receipt of the settlement proceeds is: (1) IF YOU… Read More

Holocaust Insurance Litigation

In re: Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Holocaust Insurance Litigation In re: Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Holocaust Insurance Litigation, No 1374 – Robert Swift has served as one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in this case, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, USA, between Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. and… Read More

Verizon

Donna Ambrogi, et al. v. Verizon Internet Services, Inc., et al., Case No. BC328283 (Cal. Sup. Ct.) KSG represents Verizon DSL and dial-up subscribers who allege that Verizon, in an overbroad attempt to block spam, prevented its subscribers from receiving legitimate email from whole regions of the world. The Court has granted preliminary approval to… Read More

Xerox

Creative Copier Services v. Xerox, 3:01cv155 (D. Conn.) KSG represented the plaintiff that competed with Xerox to repair high speed copy machines, and alleged that Xerox sought to put him out of business by withholding needed parts and supplies. Xerox mounted a patent-privilege defense. Achieved settlement after extensive litigation, part of In re Independent Service Organization… Read More

Stock Exchanges

In re Stock Exchanges Options Trading Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1283 (S.D.N.Y.) KSG serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Plaintiffs’ Counsel for the Class in an antitrust action on behalf of direct purchasers and sellers of one or more Class Option Contracts during the period from January 22, 1990 through April 30, 2003…. Read More

Linerboard

In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1261 (E.D.Pa.) In this antitrust case alleging a conspiracy among the manufacturers of cardboard cartons to reduce output and raise prices, KSG was co-chair of the discovery committee, and helped achieve the total settlement of $202, 572,489, one of the largest settlements ever recorded in an antitrust class action…. Read More

Literary Databases

In re Freelance Works in Literary Databases Copyright Litigation In re Freelance Works in Literary Databases Copyright Litigation, MDL No. 1379 (S.D.N.Y.) – KSG is one of the Lead Counsel for a plaintiff class of freelance authors against major electronic databases such as Lexis/Nexis, Dow Jones Factiva, Dialog, and others. The authors sold articles to… Read More

Rosetta Books

Random House, Inc. v. Rosetta Books, LLC Random House, Inc. v. Rosetta Books, LLC, 150 F. Supp. 2d 613 (S.D.N.Y. 2001) – In an opinion issued in July 2001, Judge Stein found that Random House’s license agreements with the authors did not include electronic format when it entered into e-book licensing deals with Kurt Vonnegut,… Read More

Automotive Refinishing Paint

In re Automotive Refinishing Paint Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1426 (E.D. Pa.) KSG served as co-lead counsel for the class in an antitrust action on behalf of direct purchasers of automotive refinishing paint from defendants during the period from January 1, 1993 to December 31, 2000. Plaintiffs allege that class members (primarily distributors and… Read More

Fasteners Antitrust Litigation

In re Fasteners Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-MD-1912 (E.D. Pa.) Kohn Swift & Graf served as co-lead counsel for the class in an antitrust action on behalf of direct purchasers of “Fasteners” from defendants during the period from January 1, 1991 to September 19, 2007. Plaintiffs alleged that class members paid more for Fasteners as a result of… Read More