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            Monday, December 25, 2017, Vol. 19, No. 254
  
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* Most Active Class Action Plaintiff Law Firms - 2017

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* Most Active Class Action Plaintiff Law Firms - 2017
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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 2017.

This list is the product of and copyrighted by Beard Group, Inc.,
and no reproduction or further use of this list is permitted
without the prior written consent of Beard Group, Inc., P.O. Box
40915, Washington, D.C. 20016.


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

          The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. leads this
          year's list after filing at least 135 complaints
          seeking class action status.  Todd Friedman represented
          individuals in lawsuits accusing companies like CVS
          Pharmacy, Snap Inc., PayPal and YELP, of sending
          out spam advertisements through SMS or phone calls, or
          recording phone conversations, in violation of the
          Telephone Consumer Protection Act and similar laws.
          The firm also represented Plaintiffs in lawsuits
          against AT&T, Credit Corp Solutions, Collecto Inc.,
          and IQ Data International, among others, alleging
          violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and
          similar state laws.

          The firm is based in Beverly Hills, Calif., with
          offices in Costa Mesa, and Woodland Hills, in Calif.;
          King of Prussia, Pa.; Chicago; and Cleveland, Ohio.
          The firm accepts cases throughout California,
          Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia.

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

          Contacts:

          Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
          Meghan E. George, Esq.
          Adrian R. Bacon, Esq.
          Tom E. Wheeler, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.
          21550 Oxnard St., Suite 780
          Woodland Hills, CA 91367
          Telephone: (877) 206 4741
          Facsimile: (866) 633 0228
          E-mail: tfriedman@toddflaw.com
                  mgeorge@toddflaw.com
                  abacon@toddflaw.com
                  twheeler@toddflaw.com


LEVI & KORSINSKY LLP

          Levi & Korsinsky represented shareholders and consumers
          in at least 127 class action lawsuits filed this year
          alleging violation of federal and state securities
          laws.  The firm helped plaintiffs sue companies like
          Argos Therapeutics, Frontier Communications, Chemtura,
          Orbital ATK, Under Armour, Xactly and Spectranetics.

          The firm is headquartered in New York City with offices
          in Stamford, Conn.; Los Angeles and San Francisco; and
          Washington, D.C.

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

          Contacts:

          Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
          Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
          LEVI & KORSINSKY LLP
          30 Broad Street, 24th Floor
          New York, NY 10004
          Telephone: (212) 363-7500
          Facsimile: (212) 363-7171
          E-mail: jlevi@zlk.com
                  ek@zlk.com


ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP

          Ademi & O'Reilly is involved in at least 117 class
          action lawsuits launched this year. Those cases allege
          violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,
          the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Fair
          Credit Reporting Act.  The defendant companies include
          Courage Team Inc., doing business as Pig Haven,
          Katzkin Leather, Convergent Outsourcing, American
          Lifeline, Angie's List, the South Carolina Department
          of Corrections, Equifax, Santander Consumer USA, and
          Optio Solutions.

          The firm is based in Cudahy, Wisconsin.

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

          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


RIGRODSKY & LONG P.A.

          Rigrodsky & Long P.A. launched at least 94 class action
          complaints alleging violations of federal securities
          laws.  The defendant companies include Xenith
          Bankshares, Delta Natural Gas, Lionbridge Technologies,
          and various pharmaceutical firms like Purdue Pharma,
          Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Cephalon, and Johnson &
          Johnson.  The firm also sued Xactly, Tribune Media,
          Covisint, Onebeacon Insurance, Bankrate, and Whole
          Foods Market, among others.

          The firm is based in Wilmington, Del., with offices in
          in Garden City, New York; and San Francisco.

          On the Web:

          Contact: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/

          Seth D. Rigrodsky, Esq.
          Brian D. Long, Esq.
          RIGRODSKY & LONG, P.A.
          Telephone: (888) 969-4242
                     (302) 295-5310
          Facsimile: (302) 654-7530
          E-mail: sdr@rl-legal.com
                  bdl@rl-legal.com


POMERANTZ LLP

          Pomerantz LLP, also known as Pomerantz Grossman Hufford
          Dahlstrom & Gross LLP, filed at least 90 class action
          Lawsuits this year.  Most of the lawsuits allege
          violations of securities and antitrust laws.  The
          target companies range from Chipotle Mexican Grill,
          Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Impax Laboratories, Mylan, to
          General Electric, U.S. Concrete, Northern Dynasty
          Minerals, Caterpillar, Rent-A-Center and Equifax.

          Pomerantz is headquartered in New York City, with
          offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and in Paris, France.

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

          Contacts:

          Jeremy A. Lieberman, Esq.
          POMERANTZ LLP
          600 Third Avenue
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 661-1100
          Facsimile: (212) 661-8665
          E-mail: jalieberman@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


LEE LITIGATION GROUP, PLLC

          At least 86 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, and the
          Americans with Disabilities Act.  The firm launched
          wage-and-hour lawsuits against, among others, Cho
          Familia Dynastia, Natale Bakery, Aldo's Deli & Bagels,
          and Big City Yonkers; and sued Harmless Harvest,
          Procter & Gamble, and Harry and David, among others,
          for product-mislabeling or related injuries.

          Lee Litigation is based in Manhattan.

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

          Contact:

          C.K. Lee, Esq.
          Anne Seelig, 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


MORGAN & MORGAN P.A.

          Morgan & Morgan launched at least 84 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, and
          the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  The defendants include
          Good Shepherd Healthcare Solutions, Taishan Gypsum,
          IQ Formulations, Lami Products, Equifax Inc., Arby's
          Restaurant Group, First Data Merchant Services,
          RCI Hospitality, CenturyLink, and 20/20 Communications.

          The firm is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with
          41 offices within the state and in Georgia, Louisiana,
          Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, New York,
          Pennsylvania, Alabama and Arkansas.

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

          Contacts:

          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.
          Marc R. Edelman, Esq.
          Marisa K. Glassman, 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
                  medelman@forthepeople.com
                  mglassman@forthepeople.com


THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A.

          At least 74 lawsuits were filed by Rosen Law Firm
          alleging violation of securities and antitrust laws.
          Defendants include Ocwen Financial, Exa Corporation,
          Dimension Therapeutics, General Motors, Qualcomm,
          Zillow Group, Galena Biopharma, Celadon Group, FXCM,
          Northern Dynasty Minerals, Adeptus Health, Lion
          Biotechnologies, and Equifax.

          Based in Manhattan in New York, the firm has offices
          in Los Angeles, Calif., and Jenkintown, Pa.

          On the Web: https://www.rosenlegal.com/

          Contact:

          Laurence M. Rosen, Esq.
          Phillip C. Kim, Esq.
          THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A.
          275 Madison Ave., 34th Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 686-1060
          Facsimile: (212) 202-3827
          E-mail: lrosen@rosenlegal.com
                  pkim@rosenlegal.com


ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP

          This year Robbins Geller filed at least 67 class action
          lawsuits against, among others, Brocade Communications
          Systems, The Southern Company, Central Mills, Mylan,
          Pfizer, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Forterra, Equifax,
          Johnson Nutrition Company, Chicago Bridge and Iron
          Company, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Kate Spade, Fiat
          Chrysler, Robert Bosch, JPMorgan Chase, and Walgreens.
          The lawsuits allege violations of securities laws, the
          Sherman Antitrust and the Clayton Antitrust Acts, the
          Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the Employee Retirement
          Income Security Act.

          The firm 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.
          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


MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, PC

          At least 61 class action complaints were filed by
          the Michael Faillace law firm, alleging violations of
          the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor laws.
          Defendant companies include Amazon.com.DEDC, Style Citi
          Fashion, Tokio Marine HCC, Mrs. Bloom's Direct, 94th
          Street Pizzeria, Point Blank Enterprises, YRBL
          Corporation, Herald Square Market Fifth Avenue Men's
          Suits, Altawhid Food Supply and DPC New York.

          The firm is based in Manhattan.

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

          Contact:

          Michael Faillace, Esq.
          MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
          60 E 42nd st. 4510
          New York, NY 10165
          Telephone: 212 317-1200
          E-mail: Michael@faillacelaw.com


FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP

          Faruqi & Faruqi launched at least 57 class action
          lawsuits alleging violation of securities and antitrust
          laws.  Defendant companies include West Marine, NCI
          Inc., Arc Logistics Partners, First Potomac Realty
          Trust, VCA Inc., Atwood Oceanics, Albany Molecular
          Research, Uber Technologies, Southwest Bancorp, Parexel
          International, Harbor Freight Tools USA, HSN Inc.,
          Lattice Semiconductor, Actavis, Apotex, Mylan and Teva
          Pharmaceuticals USA.

          The firm is based in Manhattan with offices in
          Jenkintown, Pa.; Los Angeles; Wilmington, Del.; and
          Atlanta, Ga.

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

          Contacts:

          Nadeem Faruqi, Esq.
          James M. Wilson, Jr., Esq.
          Richard Gonnello, Esq.
          FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
          685 Third Avenue, 26th Floor
          New York, NY 10017
          Telephone: (877) 247-4292
                     (212) 983-9330
          E-mail: nfaruqi@faruqilaw.com
                  jwilson@faruqilaw.com
                  rgonnello@faruqilaw.com

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          Michael Van Gorder, Esq.
          FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
          20 Montchanin Road, Suite 145
          Wilmington, DE 19807
          Telephone: (302) 482-3182
          E-mail: mvangorder@faruqilaw.com


J.H. ZIDELL, P.A.

          The Zidell Firm filed at least 54 class action
          complaints, mostly alleging violations of the Fair
          Labor Standards Act and state labor laws.
          Defendants in these wage-and-hour lawsuits include
          Canasta Latina, Akouri Metal, Johnson & Johnson and
          Janssen Biotech, Concept Auto, L.O. Florist Supplies,
          Sanabi Investments, MRC Express, Floridian Pest
          Control, Mobile Clinic Services, Solasi Accounting,
          South Florida Jail Ministries, Broadband Technical
          Resources, Riviera Loft Hotel, King of Diamonds Miami,
          General Motors, Gardens on the Bay Owners Association,
          Purdue Pharma, El Eden Motel, U.S.A. Plumbing & Septic,
          and St. Augustine Old Roman Catholic Church.

          The firm is 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


HYDE & SWIGART

          At least 54 class action complaints were filed by Hyde
          & Swigart, alleging violations of, among others,
          securities laws, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,
          the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair
          and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.  Defendant
          companies include Cytec Industries and the Cytec
          Retirement Plan, Valley Collection Service, Wells Fargo
          Home Mortgage, Ocwen Loan Servicing, Royal Seas
          Cruises, Midland Funding, Ion Solar, Blue Light
          Security, Hunter Warfield, Marriott International,
          Gallup, Aetna, Noble House Hotels & Resort, Amazon
          Processing, Wells Fargo Bank, The Cheesecake Factory,
          Angie's List, and German automakers like BMW AG,
          Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Daimler, and Mercedes-Benz.

          Hyde & Swigart is based in San Diego, California, with
          13 other offices in Riverside, Los Angeles, Costa Mesa,
          Avalon and San Luis Obispo in Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.;
          Las Vegas; Denver; Seattle; Minneapolis; and Dallas,
          Tex.  The firm is licensed to practice in Washington,
          D.C. and Illinois, although no physical office
          locations exist.

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

          Contacts:

          Robert L. Hyde, Esq.
          Joshua Swigart, Esq.
          HYDE & SWIGART
          2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 101
          San Diego, CA 92108
          Telephone: (619) 233-7770
          Facsimile: (619) 297-1022
          E-mail: bob@westcoastlitigation.com
                  josh@westcoastlitigation.com

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          Anthony P. Chester, Esq.
          HYDE & SWIGART
          120 South 6th Street, Suite 2050
          Minneapolis, MN 55402
          Telephone: (952) 225-5333
          Facsimile: (800) 635-6425
          Email: tony@westcoastlitigation.com


EDELMAN, COMBS, LATTURNER & GOODWIN LLC

          Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin LLC commenced at
          least 54 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 include SP Plus Corporation,
          Midland Funding, Altegra Health Connections, Federated
          Securities, Medsolutions, ePatients.com, Independent
          Pharmaceutical, Gaither Technologies, Scion Dental,
          Asset Recovery Solutions, Collecto, and LVNV Funding.

          The firm is headquartered 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 South Clark Street, Suite 1500
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 917 4500
          Facsimile: (312) 419 0379
          E-Mail: dedelman@edcombs.com
                  ccombs@edcombs.com
                  fgreene@edcombs.com


THE SANDERS LAW FIRM, PLLC

          Sanders Law assisted individuals in at least 53 cases
          seeking class action status.  The lawsuits allege that
          defendants engaged in illegal and unconscionable
          means to collect debt in violation of the Fair Debt
          Collection Practices Act.  Defendant companies include
          ARS National Services, United Collection Bureau,
          Credence Resource Management, Gatestone & Co., AFNI,
          Merchants & Medical Credit, Northstar Location
          Services, Enhanced Recovery Company, American Coradius
          International, Firstsource Advantage, and Phoenix
          Financial Services.

          In some of the complaints, the law firm appeared as
          Barshay Sanders PLLC.  Both Sanders Law and Barshay
          Sanders are based in Garden City, New York.

          On the Web: https://thesandersfirm.com/
                      http://barshaysanders.com/

          Contacts:

          Craig B. Sanders, Esq.
          David Barshay, Esq.
          SANDERS LAW, PLLC
          100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
          Garden City, NY 11530
          Tel: (516) 203-7600
          Fax: (516) 281-7601
          Email: csanders@sanderslawpllc.com
                 dbarshay@thesandersfirm.com

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          Craig B. Sanders, Esq.
          David Barshay, Esq.
          BARSHAY SANDERS, PLLC
          100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
          Garden City, NY 11530
          Telephone: (516) 203-7600
          Facsimile: (516) 706-5055
          E-mail: csanders@barshaysanders.com
                  consumerrights@barshaysanders.com


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