David F. Sorensen is a shareholder in the Antitrust and
Environmental & Mass Tort practice groups at Berger &
Montague. He concentrates his practice on complex mass tort
and antitrust class action litigation.
Mr. Sorensen's work with respect to mass torts is
significant. He helped try a class action property damage
case, Cook v.
Rockwell Corporation that resulted in a jury verdict of
$554 million in February 2006, after a four-month trial, on behalf
of thousands of property owners near the former Rocky Flats nuclear
weapons plant located outside Denver, Colorado. The jury
verdict is the largest in Colorado history, and is the first time a
jury has awarded damages to property owners living near one of the
nation's nuclear weapons sites. In 2008, after extensive post-trial
motions, the District Court entered a $926 million judgment for the
plaintiffs. For his work in this case, Mr. Sorensen was among
the trial team named as finalists for the 2006 "Trial Lawyer of the
Year" award from the non-profit foundation, Trial Lawyers for
Public Justice. He also has written and lectured about the
Mr. Sorensen played a major role in the firm's representation of
the State of Connecticut in State of
Connecticut v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al., in which
Connecticut recovered approximately $3.6 billion (excluding
interest) from certain manufacturers of tobacco products.
Mr. Sorensen also has been involved in a number of antitrust
cases representing direct purchasers of prescription drugs.
These cases have alleged that pharmaceutical manufacturers have
wrongfully kept less expensive generic drugs off the market, in
violation of the antitrust laws. Several of these cases have
resulted in substantial cash settlements, including In re Terazosin
Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1317 (S.D.Fla.)
($75 million); and In re Remeron Antitrust
Litig. ($75 million). He also argued and won
class certification in In re K-Dur Antitrust
Litigation, 2008 WL 2699390 (April 14, 2008 D. N.J.),
and In re Nifedipine
Antitrust Litigation, 246 F.R.D. 365 (D. D.C. 2007).
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