About Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC

Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC ("FKLM") engages in a contingent fee class action practice throughout the United States. The firm's practice involves all aspects of complex antitrust, consumer fraud, securities, unlawful business practices and insurance fraud cases. The firm was founded on January 1, 2007, but its attorneys count themselves among the pioneers and leaders in the class action field.

As members of Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C., the founding partners of FKLM have successfully prosecuted class action cases for over 40 years. Moreover, FKLM attorneys have served in leadership positions (as lead counsel, co-lead counsel, members of steering or executive committees, or co-chairs of discovery) in some of the largest class action cases in the United States, including the following:
  • In Re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, MDL 997 (N.D. Ill.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action. Settlements totaling approximately $715 million were recovered on behalf of the plaintiff class.
  • In re The Prudential Ins. Co. of America Sales Practice Litigation, MDL 1061 (D.N.J.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this insurance fraud class action. The case resulted in a settlement of over $410 million for the class.
  • In Re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1087 (N.D. Ill.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action against major manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup. The case was settled for $531 million for the class.
  • In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1261 (E.D. Pa.)
    FKLM attorneys were actively involved in litigating the case which resulted in total settlements of over $200 million for the plaintiff class.
  • In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1285 (D.D.C.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-chairs of discovery in this antitrust price-fixing action, which resulted in over $1.3 billion in settlements.
  • In re High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1368 (S.D.N.Y.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action against major manufacturers high pressure laminates.
  • In Re Isostatic Graphite Antitrust Litigation, Master File 00-CV-1857 (E.D. Pa.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action. The case resulted in combined settlements of over $11 million for the class.
  • In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1648 (N.D. Cal.)
    FKLM attorneys served on the Executive Committee in this nationwide antitrust price-fixing action which resulted in settlements of over $300 million for class members.
  • In re Waste Management, Inc. Securities Litigation, Master File 97-CV-7709 (N.D. Ill.)
    FKLM attorneys were actively involved in litigating the case and served as liaison counsel. A settlement for the plaintiff class of $220 million was obtained.
  • In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation, MDL 878 (N.D. Fla.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action which settled for over $125 million.
  • In re Chubb Drought Insurance Litigation, MDL 782 (S.D. Ohio)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this class action filed on behalf of farmers who purchased drought insurance that Chubb refused to honor. The settlement exceeded $110 million and was achieved in less than 9 months. This sum, together with $8 million recovered at trial against Chubb's general agent, resulted in complete recovery for the affected farmers.
  • In re Ocean Shipping Antitrust Litigation, MDL 395 (S.D.N.Y.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action which resulted in a $79 million recovery for thousands of U.S. and European shippers. Distributions were made to claimants in the United States and throughout a number of European countries.
  • Blinder Robinson Securities Litigation (E.D. Pa.)
    FKLM attorneys were members of the steering committee in this securities fraud action in which an injunction was obtained preventing a transfer of assets; judgment of $71 million was later entered.
  • In Re Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL 940 (M.D. Fla.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action in which the plaintiff class recovered $53 million and achieved significant therapeutic relief for the class.
  • In re Drill Bits Antitrust Litigation, CA No. H-91-627 (S.D. Tex.)
    FKLM attorneys were members of the Steering Committee in this antitrust price-fixing class action and were instrumental in achieving a settlement for the class in excess of $52 million.
  • In Re Industrial Gas Antitrust Litigation, CA No. 80 C. 3479 (N.D. Ill.)
    FKLM attorneys were members of the executive committee in this antitrust price-fixing class action, which ultimately recovered more than $50 million dollars for the class. The settlement included assignable purchase certificates which the court found increased the competitive value of the settlement.
  • In re Morrison Knudson Securities Litigation, CA No. 94-CV-3345 (D. Idaho)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this securities class action where the plaintiff class received $43 million and approximately 3 million shares of Morrison Knudson common stock in settlement of their claims.
  • In re M-L Lee Acquisition Fund Securities Litigation (D. Del.)
    FKLM attorneys served as co-lead counsel in this securities class action case against a syndicate of partnerships and its general partners involving Merrill Lynch and its affiliates and a leveraged buy-out specialty firm overseen by Thomas H. Lee. The case resulted in a settlement on behalf of the limited partners of $33 million.
  • In Re Public Service Company of New Mexico (S.D. Cal.)
    FKLM attorneys were lead counsel in this derivative action and obtained $33 million dollars in a joint settlement together with class plaintiffs in a related securities fraud class action. Judge Harry R. McCue, District Court Judge for the Southern District of California stated:

    • The petitioners in this case are members of respected law firms which specialize in class action litigation. These attorneys brought considerable legal talents together, and were able to achieve the successful completion of this litigation. They are entitled to fair and reasonable compensation.
  • Piggly Wiggly Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Tex.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this statewide Texas antitrust price-fixing action which resulted in total settlements of approximately $32 million for class members.
  • In re Records and Tapes Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.)
    FKLM attorneys were members of the executive committee in this antitrust price-fixing class action. The class recovered $26 million dollars in settlement in cash and assignable purchase certificates.
  • Kaufman v. Motorola, Inc. (N.D. Ill.)
    FKLM attorneys were actively involved in litigating the case and served as liaison counsel. A settlement of $25 million was obtained for the plaintiff class.
  • In re Unisys Securities Litigation, CA No. 99-5333 (E.D. Pa.)
    FKLM attorneys were members of the executive committee in this derivative action. Plaintiffs recovered $20 million for corporation.
  • Shields v. Erickson, CA No. 88 C 8207 (N.D. Ill.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this derivative action which resulted in $15 million recovery for corporation.
  • Koch Gathering Systems, Inc. Oil Spill Litigation (Dist. Ct. of Nueces County, Tex.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this case concerning a marine oil spill in which a class consisting of commercial fisherman and shrimpers recovered over $10 million.
  • In re Plastic Tableware Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.)
    FKLM attorneys were co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing action. The plaintiffs recovered over $9 million.
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FKLM attorneys are actively involved in the following cases, which are currently in varying stages of litigation:
  • In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litig., MDL 1486 (N.D. Cal.)
    FKLM attorneys serve as co-chairs of discovery in this pending nationwide antitrust price-fixing action which has resulted in partial settlements of over $300 million for class members.
  • In re Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Antitrust Litig., MDL 1542 (D. Conn.)
    FKLM attorneys serve as co-chairs of discovery in this pending nationwide antitrust price-fixing action which has resulted in partial settlements of over $87 million for class members.

 

  • In re Urethane Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1616 (D. Kan.)
    FKLM attorneys are co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing action. The case has thus far resulted in a settlement of $18 million for the class.
  • In re Cotton Yarn Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1622 (M.D.N.C.)
    FKLM attorneys are co-lead lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing action. A partial settlement of $7.75 million has been obtained for the class.
  • In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antirust Litigation, MDL 1682 (E.D. Pa.)
    FKLM attorneys are Co-Lead Counsel in this nationwide antitrust price-fixing action against hydrogen peroxide producers.
  • In re Intel Corp. Microprocessor Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1717 (D. Del.)
    FKLM attorneys are serving as co-chairs of discovery in this pending nationwide antitrust action.
  • In re Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1768 (E.D. Pa.)
    FKLM attorneys have been appointed interim Co-Lead Counsel in this nationwide antitrust price-fixing action against producers of methyl methacrylate and polymethyl methacrylate.
  • In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1775 (E.D.N.Y.)
    FKLM attorneys are serving as co-chairs of discovery in this pending antitrust price-fixing action.
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Other large class action cases in which FKLM attorneys had been involved in a leadership position include In re Folding Cartons Antitrust Litigation, In re Plywood Antitrust Litigation, In re Standard Screws Antitrust Litigation, In re Glass Containers Antitrust Litigation, In re Aluminum Siding Antitrust Litigation, Rusty Jones Warranty Litigation, NPA Securities Litigation, In re Chlor-alkali and Caustic Soda Antitrust Litigation, and In re Potash Antitrust Litigation.