26 Mar 2009 Cases

Hoffman v. American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc.

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On March 26, 2009, Judge George C. Hernandez of the California Superior Court ruled in favor of our client, American Express, on all counts in the matter of Hoffman v. American Express. Plaintiffs were a national class of American Express card members, alleging that Amex overcharged them by as much as $310 million in connection with travel insurance programs. In one of the few nationwide class actions that have gone to trial, Judge Hernandez ruled in favor of American Express after the Plaintiffs finished their 11-week trial presentation, and ordered Plaintiffs to pay court costs. Compass Lexecon expert Daniel R. Fischel provided expert testimony in the case and showed that the damage calculation of Plaintiffs’ expert was unreliable. Professor Fischel was supported by a Chicago-based team that included Hal Sider, Tom Stemwedel, and Margaret Bennett. We worked with David Shapiro and Fred Norton of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP.

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