- Outstanding Recoveries
Since Milberg’s founding in 1965, the firm has recovered more than $50 billion for our clients while prompting meaningful changes in corporate governance.
$586 Million Settlement – Initial Public Offering Securities LitigationIn re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, No. 21-92 (S.D.N.Y.)Milberg represented investors in 310 securities class actions alleging a market manipulation scheme involving hundreds of initial public offerings and approximately 55 defendant investment banks. This scheme, plaintiffs alleged, significantly contributed to the high-tech “bubble” of the late 1990s and early 2000. In approving a $586 million settlement in 2009, the court described the law firms on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee as the “cream of the crop.”
$500 Million Settlement – Exxon ValdezIn re Exxon Valdez, No. 89-095 (D. Alaska)Milberg was a member of the Plaintiffs’ Coordinating Committee and co-chair of the Plaintiffs’ Law Committee in the massive litigation resulting from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. The plaintiffs obtained a jury verdict of $5 billion, which, after years of appeals by Exxon, was reduced to approximately $500 million by the United States Supreme Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has since held that plaintiffs are entitled to post-judgment interest on the award in the amount of approximately $470 million.
$500 Million Settlement – Managed Care LitigationIn re Managed Care Litigation, MDL 1334 (S.D. Fla.)This litigation involved a series of lawsuits by physicians and medical associations alleging that the defendant insurers engaged in a scheme to obstruct, reduce, delay, and deny payments and reimbursements to health care providers. The court approved a similar settlement between a nationwide class of physicians and defendant CIGNA Healthcare valued in excess of $500 million. The settlements produced sweeping changes in the health care industry.
$460 Million Settlement – Raytheon Co. Securities LitigationIn re Raytheon Co. Securities Litigation, No. 99-12142 (D. Mass.)Milberg served as lead counsel in this case, which alleged that a major defense contractor failed to properly write down assets on construction contracts. In 2004, Raytheon and its auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, settled for a total of $460 million.
$330 Million Settlement – Rite Aid Corp. Securities LitigationIn re Rite Aid Corp. Securities Litigation, No. 99-1349 (E.D. Pa.)Milberg served as co-lead counsel in this case, in which plaintiffs asserted federal securities fraud claims based on Rite Aid’s alleged failure to disclose material problems with its store expansion and modernization program resulting in artificially inflated earnings. The court-approved settlements totaled over $330 million.