Class Actions

Lawyers at Gradstein & Marzano have prosecuted and defended noteworthy class action lawsuits in state and federal court involving claims as wide-reaching as copyright infringement, misappropriation, securities fraud, violations of California Business & Professions Code section 17200, legal malpractice, and audit and accounting malpractice. Both alone and in collaboration with other firms, Gradstein & Marzano is poised to handle class action matters in state, federal and multi-district forums. We are known for taking on cases that involve cutting-edge legal issues and are not afraid to go up against BigLaw firms in protecting our clients’ rights.

Representative class action cases that we have handled include:

  • The ongoing copyright infringement class action brought on behalf of named plaintiffs Melissa Ferrick, Jaco Pastorius, Inc. and Gerencia 360 Publishing, Inc. against Spotify
  • The ongoing Flo & Eddie/The Turtles class action cases against Sirius XM and Pandora in federal court in California, New York and Florida seeking damages for the misappropriation and unlawful exploitation of pre-1972 sound recordings
  • Obtaining a $65 million settlement with co-counsel in a class action case on behalf of music composers against ABC television for copyright infringement
  • Obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement in 2013 for retired NFL players in a federal class action legal malpractice case against the NFLPA involving the commercial exploitation of players in electronic sports games
  • Representing international victims of the Pan Am Flight 73 Libyan terrorist attack in multi-tiered litigation, including class action litigation and arbitration, involving contractual claims, claims for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice, and for declaratory relief and contractual interpretation involving complex issues of international law and espousal, resulting in a confidential settlement
  • Defending and successfully settling on behalf of Rothstein Kass, an international CPA firm now merged into KPMG, a class action case alleging audit mismanagement of hedge funds and fund-of-funds in the Bernie Madoff and Thomas Petters schemes
  • Pursuing claims on behalf of plaintiffs in a class action against AT&T for exploiting its customers by overcharging for non-published and non-listed telephone services

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