is a nationally-known
San Francisco-based law firm
focused on class-action litigation. It has a rich history of handling large and complex litigation matters on behalf of individual and corporate plaintiffs.

Our practice

includes antitrust, employment law, securities fraud and other complex business litigation cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. The firm has extensive expertise in prosecuting class actions on behalf of consumers, investors and businesses, and in various forms of public interest cases.

Historic $172 Million Jury Verdict Against Wal-Mart

On December 22, 2005, after a three and a half month jury trial in Alameda County Superior Court,
THE FURTH FIRM LLP obtained a class action verdict on behalf of 115,919 California hourly Wal-Mart workers. The jury awarded $57,268,673 in compensatory damages for Wal-Mart’s failure to provide meal breaks, and $115 million in punitive damages. Click here to view the jury’s special verdict form.

The National Law Journal, in its issue dated February 20, 2006, ranked this verdict as the tenth largest of 2005 and the largest verdict in an employment case in 2005. Click here to view the article.

This groundbreaking verdict, believed to be the largest in history against Wal-Mart, and the first time a California jury awarded punitive damages in a wage and hour class action, was reported around the world. The precedent-setting verdict was covered by news organizations such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Taipei Times, Reuters India, Agence France-Presse, North Korea Times and the Irish Examiner. Numerous national and local television and radio programs interviewed the lead trial attorneys, Frederick P. Furth and Jessica L. Grant, including CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, National Public Radio and Mornings on 2.

Click here for additional information on the verdict and this case. The firm also is pursuing three other class action cases against Wal-Mart: a “time-shaving” case on behalf of California workers, and cases on behalf of Massachusetts and Maryland hourly workers.

Settlements in Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation

For important information on a partial settlement with the Zurich Insurer Defendants, please click here.

For important information on a partial settlement with the Gallagher Broker Defendants, please click here.

For current information on the litigation, please click here.