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Judicial Accolades

“And without question, the Court is of the opinion that the value of benefit that’s been conferred to the class is extremely sizable and that this Court is certainly aware that the skill and efficiency of plaintiff’s counsel is what attributed to this settlement, and they are learned securities counsel. The Court is mindful of that, and as a result they were able to sort of weed their way through the complex issues in this case, and also to bring this about — bring about a settlement rather in short order as these matters go. So the Court certainly attributes that to counsel’s skill and efficiency, as well as the ability to work with the adversaries in this matter.”

Hon. Susan D. Wigention, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
In re Hovnanian Enterprises Securities Litigation, Case No. 08-00999 (D.N.J.)

“I’d also just like to acknowledge just really the professional way you all handled this case . . . the Court is satisfied that it has been in the hands of people who knew what they were doing, and therefore the Court could well adopt and accept the representations made that are supported by the record with regard to just the settlement here.”

— Hon. W. Louis Sands, Senior U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Georgia
In re Flowers Foods, Inc. Securities Litigation, Case No. 07-16-CV-222 (WLS)

“Class Counsel has conducted the litigation and achieved the Settlement in good faith and with skill, perseverance and diligent advocacy”

— Hon. Donovan W. Frank, U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota
City of Farmington Hills v. Wells Fargo

“The court finds that the Settlement Fund… created by Class Counsel is an exceptional result… The settlement is significantly above the average securities class action settlement when measured as a percentage of losses recovered… The court finds that Class Counsel, particularly Co-Lead Counsel, exerted tremendous effort on behalf of the class in the prosecution of this action… The Court finds that Class Counsel skillfully prosecuted this action, particularly given that this case was unusually complex relative to most securities fraud class actions. ”

–Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.), U.S. District Court Judge, Central District of California
In re Heritage Bond Litigation No. 02-ML-1475(DT)(RCx)

“I think they performed extraordinarily well in the settlement process and this is an extraordinarily positive settlement for the class and I have to attribute that significantly to the performance of class counsel in the settlement discussion process.”

–Hon. Denise L. Cote, U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York
In re Qiao Xing Universal Telephone, Inc., 07-cv-7829 (S.D.N.Y.)

“[C]lass counsel have provided extremely high-quality representation.”

— Hon. William H. Pauley III, District Judge for the Southern District of New York
Park v. The Thompson Corp., 2008 WL 4684232 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 22, 2008), 

“Plaintiff’s counsel have exhibited a high quality of work in prosecuting this action.”

–Hon. Anna J. Brown, U.S. District Judge for the District of Oregon
Adair v. Microfield Graphics, Inc. (D. Or.), 3:01-cv-00206-BR

“Given counsel’s Cratchit-like devotion to meeting deadlines on Christmas weekend, the request is GRANTED, because as Dickens observed in A Christmas Carol, ‘It is a fair, evenhanded, noble adjustment of things.'”

–Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Wisconsin
Daluge, Gwen v. Continental Casualty Company

“[B]oth sides really, it appears to the Court, provided excellent representation for their clients. … And I thank you very much for your efficiency and the high quality of work that went into this. Thank you.”

–Hon. Janet Bond Arterton, U.S. District Judge, District of Connecticut
Marie L. Gardner, et al v. CNA Financial Corporation, et al, 3:13-CV-1918 (JBA)

“With respect to the quality of representation, I have reviewed the backgrounds of the attorneys working for the class. Counsel all have ample experience in class action litigation. Lead counsel vigorously investigated and prosecuted the case. The high quality of the representation warrants the requested fee award.”

–Hon. Kimba M. Wood, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York
In re China Mobile Games & Entertainment Group, Ltd., 14 CIV. 4471 (KMW), USDC Southern District of New York