Case Number: No. CV-87 1426 FR

Practice Area: Securities Fraud & Investor Protection

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $58 million

Court: United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Berger Montague served as lead counsel on behalf of a class of purchasers of Melridge common stock and convertible debentures. A four‑month jury trial yielded a verdict in plaintiffs’ favor for $88.2 million, and judgment was entered on RICO claims against certain defendants for $239 million. Following additional proceedings, the court approved settlements totaling $58 million. The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

From Judge Helen J. Frye, U.S. District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon:

In order to bring about this result [partial settlements then totaling $54.25 million], Class Counsel were required to devote an unusual amount of time and effort over more than eight years of intense legal litigation which included a four-month long jury trial and full briefing and argument of an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and which produced one of the most voluminous case files in the history of this District.” …

Throughout the course of their representation, the attorneys at Berger Montague … who have worked on this case have exhibited an unusual degree of skill and diligence, and have had to contend with opposing counsel who also displayed unusual skill and diligence.

In Re Melridge, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. CV 87-1426-FR (D. Oregon April 15, 1996).

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