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Plaintiffs' Hot List: Berger & Montague

Posted: October 21, 2013
By: Leigh Jones
Source: The National Law Journal

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 with."

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