Significant Legal Authority
As lead counsel, BR&B is responsible for creating significant legal authority in the field as far back as the early 1970s with the decision in Blackie v. Barrack, 524 F.2d 891 (9th Cir. 1975), which established the standards for class actions in securities cases. Continuing through years, BR&B was instrumental in the following decisions: Gladwin v. Medfield, CCH Fed. Sec. L. Rep. 95,012 (M.D. Fla. 1975), aff’d, 540 F.2d 1266 (5th Cir. 1976); Herskowitz v. Nutri/System, et al., 857 F.2d 179 (3rd Cir. 1988); In re Control Data Corporation Securities Litigation, 933 F.2d 616 (8th Cir. 1991); In re Craftmatic Securities Litigation, 890 F.2d 628 (3rd Cir. 1989); Shapiro v. UJB Financial Corp., 964 F.2d 272 (3d Cir. 1992); Kaplan v. Rose, 49 F.3d 1363 (9th Cir. 1995); In re Burlington Coat Factory Securities Litigation, 114 F.3d 1410 (3d Cir. 1997); Weiner v. The Quaker Oats Company, 129 F.3d 310 (3d Cir. 1997); Cooper v. Pickett, 137 F.3d 616 (9th Cir. 1997)(involving Merisel, Inc.); and In re Sunbeam Securities Litigation, 176 F.Supp.2d 1323 (S.D. Fla. 2001), as well as many others.