The Miller Law Firm, P.C., headquartered in Rochester, Michigan, is recognized throughout the United States as a leader in complex business lawsuits and securities and consumer class action litigation.
September 5, 2014 - E. Powell Miller was honored by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine with the feature cover story for its 2014 annual edition. Titled “The Natural,” the reporter further described Mr. Miller as: “Litigator E. Powell Miller loves the national pastime and has one of his own: winning multimillion-dollar cases.” The article goes on to proclaim that: “The Miller Law Firm has become a go-to firm in the Detroit area for auto supply chain disputes and shareholder rights cases." Click here to read the full article.
September 4, 2014 - Eighteen attorneys at The Miller Law Firm have been named to Michigan Super Lawyers for 2014. For the sixth consecutive year, E. Powell Miller has been named to the exclusive Super Lawyers Top 10 list and Marc Newman, Martha J. Olijnyk, Richard L. (Tony) Braun, II, Kevin F. O’Shea, Sharon Almonrode have been named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list. Martha J. Olijnyk and Sharon Almonrode are recognized as part of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan. The following attorneys are also recognized as Michigan Super Lawyers for 2014: Jayson E. Blake, Brian Etzel, Christopher D. Kaye, Ann L. Miller, Adam T. Schnatz, David B. Viar and Melissa D. Wojnar-Raycraft. And, these attorneys have been named as Rising Stars for 2014: Devon P. Allard, Emily E. Hughes, Ryan Jarnagin, and Lauren Northrop.
September 3, 2014 - Kevin F. O’Shea has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Third Path Institute, a national nonprofit organization that assists individuals, families, and organizations in finding new ways to support an integrated approach to work and life. Third Path officials recently took part in the first-ever National Summit on Working Fathers held at the White House on June 9, 2014. Find out more about Third Path at www.thirdpath.org.
August 18, 2014 - The Miller Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that the United States District Court, District of Minnesota granted final approval of a $62.5 million settlement in a class action against Wells Fargo Bank on behalf of participants in the Bank's securities lending program. The total settlement amount is among the largest recoveries achieved in a securities lending class action stemming from the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement was literally achieved on the courthouse steps the weekend before a jury trial was scheduled to commence. E. Powell Miller stated that, "Wells Fargo had prevailed on a similar case just last year, but we were not about to back down. This settlement represents an outstanding result for the pensions and other investors. Our success was only possible after years of hard -fought litigation and intense trial preparation." The settlement proceeds will be shared by a class of approximately 100 pension funds, corporations, insurance companies and others who participated in Wells Fargo Bank's securities lending program from January 1, 2006 to present. The City of Farmington Hills Employees Retirement System v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Civil No. 10-4372 DWF/JJG. Click here for more information
June 25, 2014 -One of the Miller Law Firms antitrust class action lawsuits has been featured in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Verdicts and Settlements column. In the case of In re: Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Litigation, the plaintiffs, represented by the Miller Law Firm, alleged a conspiracy where several compressor manufactures engaged in anti-competitive practices which resulted in members of the class paying higher prices than they otherwise would. After an extensive investigation and years of litigation the Miller Law Firm reached separate settlement agreements with the defendants, resulting in a settlement award of $30 million. Click here to read the full article.
June 5, 2014 -
The Miller Law Firm has successfully settled a class action
lawsuit against Well Fargo Bank N.A.’s securities lending program.
Representing nearly 100 institutional investors, the Miller Law Firm
argued that the bank mischaracterized its securities lending program as being safe,
but instead placed significant amounts of cash collateral in high-risk investments such as structured
investment vehicles which resulted in significant losses for investors. Both parties are awaiting preliminary
approval of the settlement in the amount of $62.5 million.
June 17, 2014 - E. Powell Miller joined the University of Michigan’s head basketball coach, John Beilein and other industry professionals to speak at the “BLB&G Seminar on Litigation and Michigan’s Pension Funds” in Ann Arbor. The seminar explored the changing regulatory and legal landscapes affecting pension fund holdings as well as instructed listeners of the best practices for protecting their funds’ portfolios. Mr. Miller focused his presentation on the perspectives of the shareholder litigation process. To learn more click here: http://www.blbglaw.com/news/events/data/00147
June 26, 2014 - The Miller Law Firm is a proud sponsor of the fifth annual Danielle Karmanos’ Work It Out Motor City Bike Ride taking place on Belle Isle, July 19, 2014. Funds raised benefit the Danielle Karmanos’ Work It Out (DKWIO) campaign, which is a non-profit organization that works to promote a healthy lifestyle for children across Southeast Michigan. To learn more see http://dkwio.org/wordpress/.
April 7, 2014 - E. Powell Miller is lead counsel in a jury trial scheduled to start April 14, 2014 against Wells Fargo Bank involving its securities lending program. There have been two prior jury trials on this issue, one in which the jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff and one in favor of Wells Fargo. In the later trial, although the jury ruled in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, Judge Donovan Frank ruled that had he not been bound by the jury's findings, he would have found that Wells Fargo breached its fiduciary duty. A copy of the opinion can be found here.
January 27, 2014 The Miller Law Firm succeeded in earning two of the top five Class Action Settlement rankings in the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly ’s annual survey of “Million-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements 2013.” The firms’ securities fraud class-action lawsuit, In Re: Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Securities Litigation in the Eastern District of Michigan, settled for $2,975,000. And, the firm’s class action relating to the sale of TechTeam Global Inc. to Stefanini International Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiary, Platinum Merger Sub Inc., In Re TechTeam Global Inc. Shareholder Litigation in Oakland County Circuit Court, settled for $1,775,000.