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Court Grants Final Approval in ING ERISA Litigation

On September 25, 2014, the Honorable Judge William G. Young of the District of Massachusetts granted final approval of the settlement reached in Healthcare Strategies, Inc., et al. v. ING Life Insurance & Annuity Co., 3:11-cv-00282 (WGY)(D.Conn ). Judge Young granted final approval to the settlement, which states that ING will provide $14.95 million in […]

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Photomedex Securities Case

On September 12, 2014, the Honorable Paul S. Diamond of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Photomedex’s motion to dismiss in a securities class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs allege that Photomedex made misrepresentations about its hair removal product, causing shareholders unjust losses. Judge Diamond held that the plaintiffs identify misleading statements regarding the product, and […]

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Court Grants Final Approval in Ameritas/ Union Central ERISA Litigation

On September 10, 2014 Judge Susan J. Dlott of the Southern District of Ohio granted final approval of the settlement reached in Butler National Corp. et al. v. Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Union Central Life Insurance Co., 1:12-CV-00177-SJD-K (S.D.Ohio). In granting this approval, Judge Dlott held that the $2.25 million settlement fund made available […]

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Ronald S. Kravitz of SFMS Presents On Expert Issues At American Conference Institute’s 7th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

Ronald S. Kravitz of SFMS Presents On Expert Issues At American Conference Institute’s 7th National Forum on ERISA Litigation On April 28 and 29, 2014, Ronald S. Kravitz of SFMS served as a panel member at the American Conference Institute’s 7th National Forum on ERISA Litigation. Mr. Kravitz presented on the topic of Expert Coordination: […]

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Court Grants Preliminary Approval to Settlement in Higher One Account Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

On June 2, 2014, the Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted preliminary approval to the $15 million settlement reached in In Re Higher One Account Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL 3:12-md-02407-VLB (D.Conn.). SFMS, along with Tycko & Zavareei, LLP, Gentle Turner Sexton Debrosse & […]

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Court Denies Summary Judgment in MassMutual ERISA Litigation In Important Victory For Retirement Plans

On May 20, 2014, the Honorable Patti B. Saris, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Golden Star, Inc. v. Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co., Civil Action No. NO: 3:11-CV-30235-PBS (D.Mass.). In so holding, the Court specifically found that MassMutual was a […]

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Scott R. Shepherd of SFMS Is Inducted Into The Litigation Counsel of America at its 2014 Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows

On May 1, 2014, SFMS partner, Scott R. Shepherd, was formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America (“LCA”) at its 2014 Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows held in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the […]

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