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            Monday, December 26, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 257

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* Most Active Class Action Plaintiff Law Firms - 2016

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* Most Active Class Action Plaintiff Law Firms - 2016
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The Class Action Reporter is pleased to provide our subscribers
the following list of law firms that we have identified as the 15
most active class action law firms during 2016.

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MORGAN & MORGAN P.A.

          For the second straight year, Morgan & Morgan is the
          Class Action Reporter's most active plaintiff law firm.
          Morgan & Morgan launched at least 153 complaints this
          year alleging violations of state and federal laws,
          including the Fair Labor Standards Act, California's
          Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Act,
          Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, the
          Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Racketeer Influenced
          and Corrupt Organizations Act.  The defendants range
          from Casa Fiesta Restaurant, Cognizant Technology
          Solutions, Cottonwood Residential, Inc., and Flowers
          Foods, which are being sued for alleged labor law
          violations, to Fiat-Chrysler, which is being sued for
          defective vehicle parts, and Pella Corp. for defective
          windows.  The firm also sued Yahoo! Inc. and Equifax,
          Inc., for failure to secure user data.  The firm also
          targeted L'Oreal USA, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company,
          and Reynolds American for misleading advertising of
          their products.

          Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with about 32 offices
          within the state and in Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee,
          Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Arkansas

          On the Web: http://www.forthepeople.com/

          Contacts:

          Carlos V. Leach, Esq.
          MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
          20 N. Orange Avenue
          Wells Fargo Building, 14th Floor
          PO Box 4979
          Orlando, FL 32802-4979
          Telephone: (407) 420 1414
          Facsimile: (407) 245-3341
          E-mail: CLeach@forthepeople.com

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          Andrew R. Frisch, Esq.
          MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
          600 N. Pine Island Road, Suite 400
          Plantation, FL 33324
          Telephone: (954) 318-0268
          Facsimile: (954) 333-3515
          E-mail: AFrisch@forthepeople.com

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          John A. Yanchunis, Esq.
          MORGAN & MORGAN
          201 N. Franklin Street, 7th Floor
          Tampa, FL 33602
          Telephone: (813)223 5505
          Facsimile: (813)233 5402
          E-mail: jyanchunis@forthepeople.com
                  pbarthle@forthepeople.com
                  mglassman@forthepeople.com


POMERANTZ LLP

          Pomerantz LLP filed at least 111 class action lawsuits
          this year.  Most of the lawsuits allege violations of
          federal securities laws.  Target companies include
          Sempra Energy, Signet Jewelers, SolarCity, SunEdison,
          Target Corp., Alere, Inc., Alexion, Allergan, Eaton,
          Embraer, Pilgrim's Pride and PJT Partners.   The firm
          sued Takata Corp. for alleged violations of the Sherman
          Act; Vizio Inc. and Cognitive Media Networks for
          alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act;
          and Niantic and Nintendo for nuisance in relation to the
          Pokemon Go mobile game.

          Pomerantz is headquartered in New York City, with
          offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Weston, Florida.

          On the Web: http://pomerantzlawfirm.com/

          Contacts:

          Jeremy A. Lieberman, Esq.
          J. Alexander Hood II, Esq.
          Marc C. Gorrie, Esq.
          POMERANTZ LLP
          600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 661-1100
          Facsimile: (212) 661-8665
          E-mail: jalieberman@pomlaw.com
                  ahood@pomlaw.com
                  mgorrie@pomlaw.com

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          Patrick V. Dahlstrom, Esq.
          POMERANTZ LLP
          10 South La Salle Street, Suite 3505
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 377-1181
          Facsimile: (312) 377-1184
          E-mail:  pdahlstrom@pomlaw.com


MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, PC

          At least 110 class action complaints were filed by
          the law firm of Michael Faillace & Associates in 2016,
          alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and
          state labor laws.  Defendant companies include Benny's
          Burritos, Egg White, NYC Building Management, Stacca
          Restaurant, Alice Cleaners, Bonchon U.S.A., Broadway
          Spirits, and Carlos Bastos Construction.

          Based in New York

          On the Web: http://www.faillacelaw.com/

          Contact:

          Michael Faillace, Esq.
          MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, PC
          60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2540
          New York, NY 10165
          Telephone: (212) 317-1200
          E-mail: Michael@Faillacelaw.com


ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP

          Ademi & O'Reilly is involved in at least 107 class
          action lawsuits.  Those cases allege violations of,
          among others, securities laws, and the Fair Debt
          Collection Practices Act.  The defendant companies
          include Comenity Bank, Constar Financial Services,
          Convergent Outsourcing, Diversified Consultants,
          LVNV Funding, FMA Alliance, Gatestone & Co.
          International, Joy Global, Midland Credit
          Management, Northland Group, Rawlings Company,
          The CBE Group and Transworld Systems.

          Based in Cudahy, Wisconsin

          On the Web: http://www.ademilaw.com/

          Contacts:

          Shpetim Ademi, Esq.
          John D. Blythin, Esq.
          Mark A. Eldridge, Esq.
          Denise L. Morris, Esq.
          ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP
          3620 East Layton Avenue
          Cudahy, WI 53110
          Telephone: (414) 482 8000
          Facsimile: (414) 482 8001
          E-mail: sademi@ademilaw.com
                  jblythin@ademilaw.com
                  meldridge@ademilaw.com
                  dmorris@ademilaw.com


THE LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.

          This year, Todd Friedman PC filed or co-filed at least
          100 complaints seeking class status.  Those lawsuits
          mostly allege violations of the Telephone Consumer
          Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,
          and the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor laws.
          The firm, among others, sued Lexington Gruppe Inc.,
          Manasseh Jordan Ministries, Verizon Wireless Services,
          AFNI Inc., Fiserv, the University of Phoenix, HSBC
          Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, 24 Hour Fitness, Allied
          Interstate, Amazon.com, Frontier Communications and
          Hewlett Packard.

          Based in Beverly Hills, Calif., with offices in Costa
          Mesa, and Woodland Hills, in Calif.; King of Prussia,
          Pa.; Chicago; and Cleveland, Ohio.

          On the Web: http://www.toddflaw.com/

          Contacts:

          Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
          Adrian R. Bacon, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.
          9171 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400
          Beverly Hills, CA 90210
          Tel: 216-220-6496
          Facsimile: 866-633-0228
          E-mail: tfriedman@attorneysforconsumers.com
                  abacon@attorneysforconsumers.com


J.H. ZIDELL, P.A.

          The Zidell Firm filed at least 95 class action
          lawsuits this year, mostly alleging violations of
          the Fair Labor Standards Act and other labor laws.
          Defendants in these wage-and-hour lawsuits include
          A. W. Massey, Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Metroplex
          Banquet Staffing, Global Effects Incorporated d/b/a
          Cornerstone Baptist Church, La Spiga Italian Bakery,
          Texas Cricket Academy LLC and East Ridge Retirement
          Village.

          Based in Miami Beach, Florida

          Contact:

          J.H. Zidell, Esq.
          J.H. ZIDELL, P.A.
          300 71st Street, Suite 605
          Miami Beach, FL 33141
          Telephone: (305) 865-6766
          Facsimile: (305) 865-7167
          E-mail: ZABOGADO@AOL.COM


LEE LITIGATION GROUP

          At least 93 lawsuits seeking class status were filed by
          Lee Litigation Group this year alleging violations of,
          among others, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York
          Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, the Telephone
          Consumer Protection Act and the Americans with
          Disabilities Act.  Defendants include Domino's Pizza,
          Donohue's Steak House, Forever 21, Jazz at Lincoln
          Center, Let There Be Bagels PW, Lodgeworks Partners,
          L'Oreal USA, Madame Tussauds New York, Mars Inc., and
          the Metropolitan Opera Association.

          Based in New York, N.Y.

          On the Web: http://www.leelitigation.com/

          Contact:

          C.K. Lee, Esq.
          Anne Seelig, Esq.
          Shin Hahn, Esq.
          LEE LITIGATION GROUP, PLLC
          30 East 39th Street, Second Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 465-1188
          Facsimile: (212) 465-1181
          E-mail: cklee@leelitigation.com


LEVI & KORSINSKY LLP

          This year, Levi & Korsinsky LLP represented clients in
          at least 92 class action lawsuits alleging securities
          law violations, consumer fraud, and violation of the
          Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
          Among others, the firm challenged the merger deal
          between TiVo and Rovi, the acquisition of Celator by
          Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and the sale of Elizabeth Arden
          To Revlon.  Other target companies include Everyday
          Health, General Mills, HeartWare International, Icahn
          Enterprises, Federal-Mogul, Marketo Inc., and the
          National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

          Based in New York with offices in Washington, D.C.;
          Stamford, Conn.; Los Angeles; and Hackensack, N.J.

          On the Web: http://www.zlk.com/

          Joseph E. Levi, Esq.,
          LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP
          30 Broad St
          New York, NY 10004
          Telephone: 212-363-7500
          E-mail: jlevi@zlk.com


REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC

          At least 77 complaints were filed by Remer & Georges-
          Pierre during the year, alleging violations of the
          Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable state labor
          laws.  Target of these wage-and-hour lawsuits include
          G'S Food Mart, LMS Intellibound, Capstone Logistics,
          S.E. Cemeteries of Florida, Alexim Trading, Almod
          Diamonds, Lykes Cartage, Mexican Gastronomy, Murray
          Ocular Oncology, North Pinellas Children's Medical
          Center, Philips Electronics North America, Sears
          Holdings Management, Sterling Bank Services, and Titan
          America.

          Based in Miami, Florida

          On the Web: http://www.rgpattorneys.com/

          Contacts:

          Jason S. Remer, Esq.
          Anthony M. Georges-Pierre, Esq.
          REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
          44 West Flagler St., Suite 2200
          Miami, FL 33130
          Telephone: (305) 416-5000
          Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
          E-mail: jremer@rgpattorneys.com
                  agp@rgpattorneys.com


BRUCKNER BURCH, P.L.L.C.

          Bruckner & Burch LLC launched at least 75 class action
          complaints in 2016, alleging violations of the Fair
          Labor Standards Act and applicable state labor laws.
          Defendant companies include Expeditors and Production
          Services, Falcon Drilling, Foundation Energy Management,
          Halliburton, Jaguar Energy Services, Layne Christensen,
          Buckeye, C&J Energy Services, CETCO Energy Services,
          Schlumberger Technology and Multi-Shot LLC.

          Based in Houston, Texas

          Contacts:

          Richard J. (Rex) Burch, Esq.
          David I. Moulton, Esq.
          Bruckner Burch PLLC
          8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500
          Houston, TX 77046
          Telephone: 713-877-8788
          E-mail: rburch@brucknerburch.com


FIBICH, LEEBRON, COPELAND BRIGGS & JOSEPHSON, L.L.P.

          The firm, previously known as Fibich, Hampton, Leebron,
          Briggs & Josephson, L.L.P., launched at least 73 class
          action lawsuits over alleged violations of the Fair
          Labor Standards Act and state labor laws.  Defendants
          in these wage-and-hour cases include Shell Oil, Solo
          Construction, Sunburst Consulting, Taylor Safety
          Consulting, The Footbridge Companies, Titan Directional
          Drilling, Apache Corporation, Burner Fire Control, C&J
          Energy Services, David Boone Oilfield Consulting, Jaguar
          Energy Services, Latshaw Drilling Company, Marathon Oil,
          Occidental Petroleum, Suttles Logging, Advanced Solids
          Control, Fircroft, and Nine Energy Service.

          Based in Houston, Texas

          On the Web: http://www.fibichlaw.com/

          Contacts:

          Michael A. Josephson, Esq.
          Andrew W. Dunlap, Esq.
          Lindsay R. Itkin, Esq.
          Jessica M. Bresler, Esq.
          FIBICH, LEEBRON, COPELAND, BRIGGS & JOSEPHSON
          1150 Bissonnet
          Houston, TX 77005
          Telephone: (713) 751-0025
          Facsimile: (713) 751-0030
          E-mail: mjosephson@fibichlaw.com
                  adunlap@fibichlaw.com
                  litkin@fibichlaw.com
                  jbresler@fibichlaw.com


EDELSON PC

          At least 71 class action lawsuits were filed by the
          law firm of Edelson PC this year. The firm represented
          student-athletes in several lawsuits against the
          National Collegiate Athletic Association and various
          schools' sports organizations over school-athlete
          injuries.  The firm sued MGM Resorts and Costco over
          gift cards for use at MGM's hotels, resorts, and
          casinos without making the required pre-sale
          disclosures, and for levying unlawful fees on consumers
          who purchased those cards.  Entities from Foursquare
          Labs and Facebook to iHeartMedia, Subway Restaurants
          Inc. and Manasseh Jordan Ministries were sued over
          alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection
          Act.  Crown Castle USA, Weatherford International and
          Pegasus Research Group, among others, were sued for
          labor law violations.

          Has offices in Chicago and San Francisco

          On the Web: https://edelson.com/

          Contacts:

          Jay Edelson, Esq.
          EDELSON PC
          350 North LaSalle Street, 13th Floor
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Telephone: (312) 589-6375
          E-mail: jedelson@edelson.com


EDELMAN, COMBS, LATTURNER & GOODWIN LLC

          Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin LLC commenced at
          least 68 lawsuits seeking class action status during
          the year.  Most of the lawsuits allege violations of
          the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt
          Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting
          Act.  Defendant companies Novartis Pharmaceuticals,
          Alcon Laboratories, Loandepot.com, PLS Diabetic Shoe
          Company, JS & Company, Practice Data Systems, Martin
          Avenue Pharmacy, Nationstar Mortgage, Autovest and
          Vision Financial.

          Based in Chicago

          On the Web: http://edcombs.com/

          Contacts:

          Daniel A. Edelman, Esq.
          Cathleen M. Combs, Esq.
          Francis R. Greene, Esq.
          EDELMAN, COMBS, LATTURNER & GOODWIN, LLC
          20 S. Clark Street, Suite 1500
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 739 4200
          Facsimile: (312) 419-0379


ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP

          This year Robbins Geller filed at least 68 class action
          lawsuits against, among others, Twitter, Pure Storage,
          Clovis Oncology, First NBC Bank, Freshpet, Wells Fargo,
          Tyson Foods, Tile Shop Holdings, and Electro Rent Corp.
          alleging violations of securities laws.  It also
          targeted Visa and Mastercard for violations of the
          Sherman Antitrust Act, and California's Cartwright Act.
          Yahoo! was also sued over a 2014 theft of users' private
          data.

          Has offices in Atlanta; Boca Raton, Fla.; Chicago;
          Manhattan; Melville, N.Y.; Nashville, Tenn.;
          Philadelphia; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington
          D.C.

          On the Web: http://www.rgrdlaw.com/

          Contacts:

          Samuel H. Rudman, Esq.
          Mary K. Blasy, Esq.
          ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
          58 South Service Road, Suite 200
          Melville, NY 11747
          Telephone: 631-367-7100
          Facsimile: 631-367-1173
          E-mail: srudman@rgrdlaw.com
                  mblasy@rgrdlaw.com

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          Patrick J. Coughlin, Esq.
          ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
          655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Telephone: 619-231-1058
          Facsimile: 619-231-7423
          E-mail: patc@rgrdlaw.com

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          Stuart A. Davidson, Esq.
          Mark Dearman, Esq.
          Elizabeth A. Shonson, Esq.
          Janine D. Arno, Esq.
          ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
          120 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 500
          Boca Raton, FL 33432
          Telephone: (561) 750 3000
          Facsimile: (561) 750 3364
          E-mail: sdavidson@rgrdlaw.com
                  mdearman@rgrdlaw.com
                  eshonson@rgrdlaw.com
                  jarno@rgrdlaw.com


LEE & BRAZIEL, L.L.P.

          Lee & Braziel represented clients in at least 67 wage-
          and-hour class action complaints filed this year.  Those
          cases allege violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act
          and applicable state labor laws.  Defendants include
          Superior Healthplan and Centene Company of Texas, XTO
          Energy, Molina Healthcare, KapStone Container, CVS
          Health, Byrd Oilfield Services, Cosi Energy Services,
          Permian Power Tong, Schlumberger, Titan Casing, Live
          Broadband, RMCN Credit Services, and Corizon Health.

          Based in Dallas, Texas

          On the Web: http://www.overtimelawyer.com

          Contacts:

          J. Derek Braziel, Esq.
          Jay Forester, Esq.
          Travis Gasper, Esq.
          LEE & BRAZIEL, L.L.P.
          1801 N. Lamar St. Suite 325
          Dallas, TX 75202
          Telephone: (214) 749-1400
          Facsimile: (214) 749-1010


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