Judicial Accolades

Judicial Accolades

Honorable Sam Glasscock III

Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery, State of Delaware

In re Venoco Inc. S’holder Litig., C.A. No. 6825-VCG

“It seems to me to be an excellent settlement in light of all the circumstances.” Plaintiffs’ counsel got “a result that I think is very fortunate for the class…”

Honorable Edward J. Davila

District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Kenney v. Gertel, et al., No. 5:12-cv-02268-EJD

“…it’s always a pleasure for judges to have excellent counsel appear before them … And I just want to comment, Ms. Rifkin, you and your colleagues, … I just appreciate – it’s always been a pleasure to have you in this courtroom, to have you help me help you resolve your matters. I just want to thank you for your efforts here, and I appreciate it.”

Honorable Ed Kinkeade

District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

In re Heelys Inc. Derivative Litig., No. 3:07-cv-01682-K

“The quality of representation by the Derivative Plaintiffs’ Counsel was witnessed first hand by this court through their articulate, high-quality and successful pleadings. Moreover, as shown by their excellent efforts in this case, Derivative Plaintiffs’ Counsel are dedicated to vindicating the rights of shareholders …”

Honorable J. Travis Laster

Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery, State of Delaware

Pfeiffer v. Toll, et al., No. 4140-VCL and Martinez, et al. v. Toll, et al., No. 2:09-cv-00937-CDJ

“I think the plaintiffs and their counsel did a good job pressing forward with this action and achieving a good result…. I think that all in all, [$16.25 million]

“Is a good value, a significant benefit for the company.”

Honorable Thomas R. Durkin

District Judge, Northern District of Ill, Eastern Div.

Dorvit v. Winemaster, 17-C-1907

“Well, I believe that the 17 proposed changes to the governance practices of are substantive. They’re not window dressing… it is enormously important for companies to have written policies… As I said, I was a little shocked they weren’t in place in the first – to begin with. But they are now, and that is the important thing, and that is the result of this lawsuit.”

Honorable Robert S. Lasnik

District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington 

In re Cutter & Buck Inc. Sec. Litig., No. CV-02-1948-L


“I think you’ve actually set the bar kind of high for future settlements. This looks like an excellent result for the various class members in both the derivative action and the other action…. And it’s to the credit of the lawyers that they were able to achieve this result before a lot of discovery and a lot of expenses were undertaken …. And so, I would be quite delighted and satisfied to make the necessary findings that this is an excellent settlement for plaintiffs.”

Honorable Darla Williamson

District Court Judge, Fourth Judicial Disctrict of the State of Idaho, County of Ada

Carmona v. Bryant, et al., No. CV-OC-0601251

“Class counsel is highly experienced in bringing both class actions and derivative claims” and have “a nationwide reputation for handling shareholder derivative litigation, various class actions, and complex litigation…. Throughout the litigation, has shown themselves to be capable and qualified to represent the class.”

Honorable John A. Houston

District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

In re Wireless Facilities Inc., Derivative Litig., No. 3:04-cv-1663 JAH-NLS

“The court also notes that the settlement appears to place the shareholders in a much better position than that which existed prior to the beginning of this litigation.”

Honorable James P. Kleinberg

Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

In re Altera Corp. Derivative Litig., No. 1-06-CV-063537

“I have high regard for… your firm.”

Honorable Denise De Bellefeuille

Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara

In re Tenet Healthcare Corporation Derivative Litig., No. 01098905

“had … competent counsel who were able to reach a very handsome settlement for the shareholders who were working here on behalf of the shareholders’ interests.”

Honorable Sophia H. Hall

Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, State of Illinois

In re Nicor, Inc. S’holder Derivative Litig., No. 02CH 15499

“Thank you very much for the good work that you all did. And I think that your stockholders will appreciate it, too.”

Honorable Kevin H. Sharp

District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

In re Community Health Systems, Inc. S’holder Derivative Litig., No. 3:11-cv-00489

“I think y’all have done a great job pulling this thing together. It was complicated, it was drawn out and a lot of work clearly went into this…. I’ll approve this settlement. I appreciate the work you all did on this. I think this is one where – I can’t always say this … there is … benefit to the shareholders that are above and beyond money, a benefit to the company above and beyond money that changed hands.”

Honorable Thomas H. Barkdull

Circuit Court Judge, Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, State of Florida

Kloss v. Kerker, et al., No. 50-2010-CA-018594-XXXX-MB

“Thank you for your good work on behalf of your clients. I appreciate it.”

Honorable John G. Evans

Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside

In re Hess v. Heckmann, No. INC10010407

“I want to tell you what a pleasure it is dealing with talented counsel.… Thank you very much.”

Honorable Larry A. Burns

Judge, U.S. District Court Southern District of California

In re Sequenom, Inc. Derivative Litig., No. 09CV1341-LAB (WMC)

“Robbins LLP’s lawyers proved ‘competent, experienced, trustworthy.’”

Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III

Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery, State of Delaware

In re Saba Software, Inc. Stockholder Litig., C.A. No. 10697-VCS

“…this recovery is a strong recovery for the class. And it’s one, again, that I think counsel should be commended for achieving.”