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January 12, 2017

Korein Tillery Files Amicus Brief In Michigan Literacy Litigation

On behalf of the  International Literacy Association (ILA), the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), Korein Tillery filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in support of litigation aimed at providing Detroit public school children with “access to the most basic building block of education: literacy.”  Brief>  KDP Press Release> 

October 25, 2016

These Two Law Firms Made $1Billion From Mortgage-Crisis Litigation

Newly disclosed information from a federal government agency gives an intriguing look at two law firms that scored big from the financial crisis. According to the disclosure from the National Credit Union Administration, more than $1 billion in contingency fees were paid… Read More

September 28, 2016

RBS to Pay 1.1 Billion in Settlement Agreement Total NCUA Claims to Exceed $4.3 Billion

The National Credit Union Association, as liquidating agent (NCUA) and the Royal Bank of Scotland-RBS Securities, Inc. (RBS) have reached a settlement agreement associated with claims arising from the bank’s sale of mortgage-backed securities to two corporate credit unions, the NCUA announced yesterday.  Read More

March 15, 2016

Korein Tillery Files Amicus Curiae On Behalf of Senator Charles Grassley

SAINT LOUIS, March 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Korein Tillery has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of U.S. Senator Charles E. Grassley in support of the Respondents in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States and Commonwealth of Massachusetts ex rel. Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa. Read More

March 4, 2016

Korein Tillery Welcomes New Partners Robert Litan and Max Gibbons

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Korein Tillery is pleased to announce the naming of Robert E. Litan and Maximilian C. Gibbons as Partners at the firm, effective immediately. Read More

October 20, 2015

Commentary: Lawyers, Judges and All That Cash

The U.S. is in an era of high-priced judicial elections. It’s hard to see how we can have judicial independence when judges depend on a handful of big donors to get them elected … Read More

October 12, 2015

The NLJ Names Korein Tillery for 2nd Consecutive Year to the List of Elite Trial Lawyers

The attorneys at Korein Tillery are proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, the National Law Journal has named Korein Tillery to their list of America’s Elite Trial Lawyers. Read More

August 6, 2015

How Sports Got Blitzed by the Plaintiffs Bar

In the past two years plaintiffs lawyers have gone on the offensive against major sports, hitting some of the world’s most powerful organizations with suits that challenge the economic underpinnings of their businesses and raise questions about the safety of players and fans. Read More>

July 26, 2015

Listen to Robert Litan, Economist and Nationally Renowned Attorney of Counsel to Korein Tillery, Discuss Airline Industry Deregulation and the Effects on Consumers

Robert Litan, former Vice President and Director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, speaks with Sirius XM’s Left Jab Radio Hosts Mark Walsh and Jonathan Aberman about the history of airline deregulation after the recent Department of Justice Investigation into Airline Collusion. Listen Here >

May 19, 2015

Landmark $10.1 Billion Light Cigarette Fraud Case Heard Today by the Illinois Supreme Court

Plaintiffs argue that Philip Morris’ Marlboro Light cigarette deception resulted in the most massive fraud in American history. Read More>

January 26, 2015

$15.5 Million Telecommunications Settlement Reached with CenturyLink

Korein Tillery partners John Hoffman and Doug Sprong helped settle litigation between telecommunications company CenturyLink and over 250 Missouri cities over phone taxes and fees. Read More >

December 22, 2014

Korein Tillery Attorney Richard Elias Credited with Helping Recover Over $36 Billion in Mortgage-Related Settlements

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Elias was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article describing how he was instrumental in uncovering evidence of how some of the nation’s largest banks schemed to defraud investors in residential mortgage-backed securities. Read More >

December 12, 2014

Attorney Noah Smith-Drelich Joins Korein Tillery

The law firm of Korein Tillery is pleased to announce that Noah Smith-Drelich has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Noah received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 2012. Read More >

December 5, 2014

Korein Tillery Project Manager Stephanie Clerkin Named Make-A-Wish President

The law firm of Korein Tillery congratulates Stephanie Clerkin on being named president for 2014-2015 by the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish St. Louis Young Professionals. Read More >

November 13, 2014

UPDATE: Global Foreign-Exchange Rate Rigging: Banks fined$4.25 billion

Some of the world’s largest banks were fined billions of dollars for manipulating foreign currency markets for their own benefit. They were found to have rigged the rates and reaped billions of dollars in illegal profits.
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October 1, 2014

Korein Tillery Named to the 2014 National Law Journal’s List of America’s Elite Trial Lawyers

The Elite Trial Lawyer List represents law firms on the cutting edge of plaintiffs-side work in the U.S. that have achieved exemplary results for their clients. Read More >

July 17, 2014

UPDATE: Minor League Baseball Fair Wages Lawsuit National Coverage

Tony Dokoupil of NBC Sports writes about the Korein Tillery fair wage and overtime lawsuit filed on behalf of Minor League Baseball players. Read More >

June 30, 2014

Minor League Baseball Fair Wages Lawsuit

Korein Tillery attorney, and former minor league player, Garrett Broshuis, interviewed on MSNBC. He discusses the current status of the Fair Labor Standards Act suit filed against Major League Baseball on behalf of current and former minor leaguers. Watch Video >

May 22, 2014

Korein Tillery Installs Relativity In-House

In the world of complex litigation, the ability to efficiently analyze millions of documents is critical. Korein Tillery has installed Relativity, a state of the art web-based e-discovery platform by KCura with fully integrated processing capabilities.
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May 2, 2014

Stephen Tillery of Korein Tillery Named Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer Magazine

The American Lawyer Magazine’s “The Litigation Daily” has named Stephen Tillery of Korein Tillery as the Litigator of the Week citing his victory in the Illinois’ Fifth District Appellate Court reinstating a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris. Read More >

April 29, 2014

Korein Tillery Wins Appellate Victory That Reinstates Historic $10.1 Billion Verdict Against Cigarette-Maker Philip Morris

After 11-years of appeals, the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Illinois reinstated one of the largest judgments in U.S. Read More >

April 16, 2014

Korein Tillery Welcomes Robert Litan -- Former Brookings, Kauffman, and Bloomberg Law and Economics Expert

Bob has nearly four decades of litigation experience and is a widely recognized national expert in the law and economics of antitrust and financial regulation. Read More >

April 11, 2014

Richard M. Elias Leaves Justice Department to Join Korein Tillery

Korein Tillery is pleased to announce that Richard Elias, former civil enforcement prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined the firm. Read More >

April 1, 2014

Global Foreign-Exchange Price Rigging: Investors Join Lawsuit

Twelve investors have joined a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York against a dozen banks based on their conspiracy to rig global foreign-exchange prices. Read More > View Complaint >

February 14, 2014

Minor League Baseball Players Sue Major League Baseball, the Commissioner and Three Major League Teams for Fair Wages

Three former minor league players filed suit for violations of wage and overtime laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and various state laws, that guarantee minimum wage and overtime pay. Read More > View Complaint >

October 22, 2013

National Law Journal’s "Plaintiffs' Hot List" - 2013

Korein Tillery has once again been named to the National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” as one of the top plaintiffs’ litigation firms in the country. The list identifies 19 elite firms that “are at the cutting edge of plaintiffs’ work” and that possess “an impressive track record” of wins for their clients in complex, high-stakes litigation. This is the seventh time Korein Tillery has been named to the list in the last ten years. Read More > Press Release >

July 30, 2013

11 Banks Sued by MF Global for Restrained Competition by Inappropriately Controlling the Swaps Market

An affiliate of MF Global Holdings Ltd. filed a lawsuit alleging 11 banks engaged in anticompetitive practices in the $25 trillion credit-default-swaps market, including blocking the company from becoming a clearing broker for swaps. Read More > View Complaint >

July 12, 2013

Pensions Sue Banks Over Credit-Default Swaps Lawsuit Alleges Big Lenders Conspired to Fix Pricing, Control Market Access

Big banks are facing new allegations they conspired to control pricing and access in the lucrative credit derivatives markets. Read More > View Complaint >

April 05, 2013

Korein Tillery Announces New Partner: John Libra becomes a partner in the Korein Tillery Chicago Law Office

John started with Korein Tillery as a law clerk in 2004, then became an associate after receiving his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. Read More >

October 03, 2012

Korein Tillery Named To The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List" For The Sixth Time

Korein Tillery has once again been named to the National Law Journal’s exclusive “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” as one of the top plaintiffs’ litigation firms in the country. Read More >

September 04, 2012

Greg Gutzler, Tami Spicer, and Steve Berezney Join Korein Tillery’s St. Louis Office

Korein Tillery LLC is pleased to announce that three former Husch Blackwell LLP partners — Greg Gutzler, Tami Spicer, and Steve Berezney — have joined Korein Tillery’s St. Louis office. Read More >

Korein Tillery Tells Judge: Reinstate $10 Billion Verdict against Tobacco Company Because It Misled Illinois Supreme Court

Korein Tillery asks a judge in Madison County, Illinois, to reinstate the landmark $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris for deceptive advertising of so-called “light” cigarettes because the company factually misled the Illinois Supreme Court when it overturned the verdict in 2005. Read More >

May 31, 2012

Federal Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to $105 Million Atrazine Settlement For Public Water Systems

A federal judge in Southern Illinois granted preliminary approval Wednesday to a national class-action settlement over contamination of drinking water by the weed killer atrazine that will distribute $105 million to community water systems (CWS) providing drinking water to more than 52 million Americans, lead plaintiffs’ lawyer Stephen M. Tillery of Korein Tillery LLC in St. Louis announced. Read More >

May 25, 2012

Syngenta pays $105 million to settle herbicide lawsuit

Swiss chemicals maker Syngenta’s agreement to pay $105 million to settle a nearly 8-year-old lawsuit over one of its popular agricultural herbicides could help reimburse nearly 2,000 community water systems that have had to filter the chemical from its drinking water, a plaintiffs’ attorneys said today. Read More >

May 25, 2012

$105 Million Atrazine Settlement in Korein Tillery Suits Shared By Public Water Systems in 45 States

National Settlement Reimburses Public for Costs of Filtering Atrazine from Drinking Water for More than 52 Million Americans Read More >

February 7, 2012

CMD Unveils Documents Detailing Insidious PR Campaign to “Greenwash” Weed-Killer Polluting Drinking Water Across the Country

Syngenta’s PR Team Investigated the Press and Paid “Experts” to Shape the News and Counter Scientific Claims of Potential Endocrine Disruption Read More >

October 3, 2011

National Law Journal’s "Plaintiffs' Hot List" - 2011

St. Louis-based Korein Tillery has chalked up big wins for small clients against large corporations in the past year. The firm won a case for 18,000 retirees who were shortchanged when their pension plan didn’t add a cost-of-living adjustment. The firm also represented more than 200 Missouri cities in a series of suits against wireless carriers to recover unpaid municipal taxes. Read More >

2008

National Law Journal’s "Plaintiffs' Hot List" - 2008

Korein Tillery doesn’t rest on its laurels. Best known for its $10.1 billion trial verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. in 2003, the firm remains in hot pursuit of malefaction involving pension funds, insurance, securities, computer technology and corporate fraud. It has been named class counsel in more than 50 class actions. During the past 12 months, it played a major role in major litigation against De Beers diamond cartel. The 20-attorney firm as offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville, Ill. Read More >

2007

National Law Journal’s "Plaintiffs' Hot List" - 2007

Korein Tillery is a 20-attorney law firm with offices in St. Louis and Chicago and a reputation for aggressive prosecution of insurance, securities, antitrust and consumer fraud litigation. Notable for its $10.1 billion judgment in 2003 against Philip Morris in the first consumer action over “light” cigarettes, the firm has distinguished itself during the past year with actions involving prescription drugs and consumer protection. Read More >

2004

National Law Journal’s "Plaintiffs' Hot List" - 2004

Korein Tillery’s national class action practice comprises insurance claims, securities and consumer fraud, products liability and antitrust. The firm’s 18 lawyers also prosecute personal injury claims. Based in St. Louis with Illinois offices in Belleville and Chicago, Korein Tillery is probably best known for its $10.1 billion judgment in 2003 against Philip Morris in the first consumer class action over “light” cigarettes. Read More >

2003

National Law Journal’s "Plaintiffs' Hot List" - 2003

A 20-lawyer firm in St. Louis, Korein Tillery earlier this year won a $10.1 billion judgment against Philip Morris, including $3 billion in punitive, in the first consumer fraud class action over “light” cigarettes. The firm’s specialty practice areas include class actions (consumer fraud and ERISA), mass torts, individual tobacco cases, products liability and medical malpractice. Read More >