Case Number: No. 3:03-md-01537

Practice Area: Employee Benefits & ERISA

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $21.5 million

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a $21.5 million settlement on behalf of a class of participant employees in the 401k Long-Term Investment Plan sponsored by Nortel Networks, Inc. The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and captioned In re Nortel Networks Corp. ERISA Litigation, No. 3:03-md-01537 (M.D. Tenn.).

Led by Todd S. Collins and Ellen T. Noteware, the plaintiffs alleged that from March 7, 2000 through January 1, 2008, the defendant Nortel Networks Corp. engaged in a variety of practices that caused its income and assets to be vastly overstated. Nortel restated its financial statements on several occasions and then sought bankruptcy protection in the United States and Canada. The fiduciaries for the Plan allegedly failed to discharge their duties to Plan participants who invested in Nortel stock through the Plan. As a result, the Plan and Plan participants lost heavily as Nortel stock plummeted on disclosure of the true operating and financial condition of the company.

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