Berger & Montague is a closer. Last November, the
60-attorney firm helped secure preliminary court approval for a
$7.25 billion settlement in a private antitrust class action that
alleged price-fixing on transaction fees by payment card networks
Visa and MasterCard and the U.S. banks that owned those networks.
It also won injunctive relief requiring the defendants to change
their practices. H. Laddie Montague Jr., Merrill G.
Davidoff, and Michael Kane litigated the case.
"We are fortunate to have a very talented group of lawyers who
are as tenacious as they are creative," [Michael] Dell'Angelo said.
And between mid-July and mid-September, Berger & Montague
reached a $163.5 million settlement as co-lead counsel in a class
action against five major producers of titanium oxide, used in
paints and coatings... Vinson & Elkins attorney James Reeder,
on the defense side, described Berger & Montague attorney Eric Cramer as
"even-tempered" and "frankly, a good guy to try a complex lawsuit
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