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JD Supra (press release)
Who is Winning the Securities Class Action War—Plaintiffs or Defendants?JD Supra (press release)When I was a young lawyer, most of my cases were against Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach. I still remember the San Diego office's phone number by heart (619-231-1058)—remember when we had to call people to communicate with them? Of course ...
New Jersey Law Journal
Milberg Targeted in $10.6M Fee Fight Linked to Merck DrugNew Jersey Law JournalA Louisiana law firm's seeking $10.6 million in legal fees from class action firm Milberg for securities litigation against Merck & Co. painkiller Vioxx was moved to the District of New Jersey Friday. Milberg, formerly known as Milberg Weiss Bershad …
Louisiana Lawyers Sue Milberg Over Vioxx Fees, Seek Up To $10.6 MillionForbesA Louisiana law firm known for representing investors in securities fraud class actions claims it is being shortchanged by a leading class action firm it teamed with to sue the maker of the painkiller Vioxx. In November, Kahn Swick & Foti LLC …
Above the Law
Lawyerly Lairs: From A Big House To The Big House And Back Again — Mel Weiss's $19 Million MansionAbove the LawThe Bronx-born Weiss, a graduate of NYU Law School, founded Milberg Weiss, which went on to become the nation's top class-action securities firm. Weiss and his partners became millionaires many times over. But it turned out that the firm rested on …
Milberg Axes 32 EmployeesJDJournal.comAfter a seven-year DOJ investigation, Milberg Weiss was indicted for paying three plaintiffs $11.4 million in illegal kickbacks. The scheme involved 180 cases and spanned a period of 25 years. The firm, now known as Milberg LLP , had to pay $75 million …
Convicted Milberg Weiss Partner Admits To DUI OffenseLaw360 (subscription)Judge Walter also said he believed that home detention wasn't necessary for Weiss, who once helped run the major plaintiffs' securities law firm Milberg Weiss LLP, until a kickbacks-to-plaintiffs scandal resulted in prison terms for Weiss and several …
Famed lawyer Melvyn Weiss avoids jail after DUI chargeReutersFormer Milberg Weiss attorney Melvyn Weiss (L) arrives with his attorney Benjamin Brafman to plea in Weiss' case alleging his firm made illicit payments to plaintiffs in securities class action lawsuits, at the Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles …and more »
Los Angeles Times
Former US Atty. Debra Wong Yang is reportedly under consideration to lead the SECLos Angeles TimesHer cases involved bringing criminal charges against Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and class-action law firm Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman. She also was instrumental in obtaining guilty pleas in the Credit Lyonnais banking scandal and in ...LA Lawyer Debra Yang Considered for Trump Cabinet ...Westside Todayall 5 news articles »
Tobacco Fees Spread All The Way To A Chicago Alderman, Feds AllegeForbesRecipients included Berman's firm Hagens Berman, Motley Rice, Milberg Weiss (one of whose name partners later went to jail on unrelated securities charges), and Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos. Here in my home state of Connecticut, then-AG, ...and more »
Above the Law
Nationwide Layoff Watch: Firm Conducts 'Massive' LayoffsAbove the LawThe charges include claims that Milberg Weiss paid portions of its legal fees to plaintiffs in order to induce them to sue.[35][36] By January 2007, more than half of the firm's partners had left the firm. As of June 2008, the firm's website lists only …
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