Class Action Cases

Representative Class and Derivative Litigations

What is a Class action? A Class Action is legal tool through which an attorney may more economically and efficiently litigate multiple small claims in a single lawsuit. In a class action, you as the client play a vital role by representing not just yourself but all others who are “similarly situated.” Nicholas Koluncich was the attorney of record in such representative securities, derivative, consumer and anti-trust class action cases as the following:

In Re Venoco Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 6825-CS (Del. Ch.) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and derivative laws;

In Re Genzyme Shareholder Litigation, 1:10-CV-11356-JLT (D. Mass.) -Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws;

In re Emcore Securities Litigation, 1:08-CV-01190-MV-KBM (D.N.M.) -Securities litigation; Baca v. Crown et al., No. 09-01283-PHX-SRB (D. Ariz.) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws ;

Rael v. Page et al., No. 2006-CV-01756, (Second Judicial District Court of New Mexico) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws;

Pelkey v Coka Cola Company, DBA Energy Brands, 09-CV-01239 ODW-JTL (E.D.N.Y.) – Consumer class action;

Donio v. Thornburg, D-101-CV-200702091 (First Judicial District Court of New Mexico) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws;

Genesee County Employees Retirement System v. Thornburg Mortgage, 1:09-CV-09-00300 JB-KBM (D.N.M.) – Federal Securities Law litigation;

In re the Nvidia GPU Litigation, No. 08-04312 JW (N.D. Cal.) – Consumer class action;

In re Oxycontin Antitrust Litigation, No. MDL-1603 (S.D.N.Y.) – Anti-trust litigation; Gardner v. Caster and Mannatech, Inc., Ca. No. DC-07-3957-0829-JP/RLP (162nd District Court, Dallas County, Texas) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws; Shrimpf v. Caster, et al., Ca. No. DC-06-00286 (162nd District Court, Dallas County, Texas) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws;

In re Bank of America Securities Derivative and Securities Litigation, MDL No. 2058 (S.D.N.Y.) – Federal Securities Law class action;

In re Titan, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 04-CV-0676-LAB (NLS) (S.D. Cal.) – Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Insider Trading action;

Hawkins v. Crowley, et al., No. 051085 (Super. Ct. Cal.) – Derivative breach of fiduciary duty action and violation of derivative laws;

Devesty v. Sharbutt, et al., No. 2005-533-094 (72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws;

Czapski v. Sharbutt, et al., No. 2005-533,095 District Court of Lubbock County, Texas, (237th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas) – Derivative litigation alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and violation of derivative laws ;

In re Sony BMG CD Technologies Litigation, No. 1:05-CV-09575 (S.D.N.Y.) – Invasion of Privacy and Defective Product lawsuit class action;

In re Medical Waste Services, No. MDL-1546. (D. Utah) – Anti-trust class action; In re America Online, Inc. Version 5.0 Software, No. MDL-1341 (S.D. Fla.) – Invasion of Privacy class action;

In re Amazon.com/Alexa Internet Privacy Litigation, No. MDL-1346 (W.D. Wash.) – Invasion of Privacy class action;

In re DoubleClick Inc. Privacy Litigation, No. MDL-1352 (S.D.N.Y.) – Invasion of Privacy class action; Brody v. Homestore, CV-02-08068 (C.D. Cal.) – Federal Securities law class action;

In re Toys R Us, Inc. Privacy Litigation, No. MDL-1381 (N. D. Cal.) – Invasion of Privacy class action;

Schwartz v. TXU Corp., No. 3:02-CV-2243 (N.D. TX) – Securities class action;

In re Jackson National Life Insurance Company Premium Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1122 (W.D. Mich) – Life Insurance Premiums class action;

In re General American Life Insurance Company Sales Practices Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1179 (E.D. Mo.);

Manners v. American General Life Insurance Company, No. 3-98-0266 (M.D. Tenn.)

In re Great Southern Life Insurance Company Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 1214 (N.D. Tex)

In re Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 1091 (W.D. Penn.)

In Re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. C-04-1648 (MJJ (N.D. Cal.) – Anti-trust class action.

The aforesaid class action cases yielded a cumulative recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars.