Years: 2014

In Re Rural/Metro Corporation Shareholders Litigation

Compass Lexecon was retained by Joel Friedlander of Bouchard, Margules and Friedlander, P.A. and Randy Baron of Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Counsel”) on behalf of the plaintiff class in litigation before the Delaware Chancery Court regarding the sale of Rural/Metro Corporation (“Rural/Metro”) to private equity firm Warburg Pincus. … Continued

Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation

In February 2014 the Honorable Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued an opinion and order granting Defendants’ motions for summary judgment in a long-running antitrust dispute brought by individual purchasers of chocolate products and a certified class of direct … Continued

Christine Bauer-Ramazani, et al. v. TIAA-CREF, et al.

Plaintiffs brought a class action for equitable relief and damages based on TIAA-CREF’s alleged wrongful use of customer funds. Specifically, Plaintiffs alleged that TIAA-CREF delayed the transfer of their funds from TIAA-CREF to another mutual fund, that their funds remained invested at TIAA-CREF during this transfer delay, and that they … Continued

The Tennis Channel, Inc. v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

Compass Lexecon expert Jon Orszag testified on behalf of Comcast in a television carriage dispute between Comcast and Tennis Channel before Federal Communications Commission Administrative Law Judge Richard Sippel. The case was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia where the Court ruled in favor … Continued

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Class Action to Enjoin Shareholder Vote

On February 12, 2014, California State Judge Cormac Carney denied Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction in a suit that claimed that Avanir’s 2014 proxy was materially misleading regarding its proposed equity compensation plan, allowing Avanir, our client, to proceed with the shareholder vote. Plaintiff sought to enjoin the shareholder vote … Continued

Patent Infringement Case Involving Square

In 2014, payment provider Square was sued by Robert Morley in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division for patent infringement and breach of fiduciary duty. Morley claimed that he had worked with Square’s co-founders, Jack Dorsey and James McKelvey, Jr., in 2009 to develop … Continued


Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 and at the time, it issued membership interests to the United States Department of the Treasury, Fiat, and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the Trust), a health trust that was formed to provide medical benefits to current and future Chrysler retirees in the … Continued