NEW YORK, June 22 LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire — On Wednesday, …

NEW YORK, June 22 LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire — On Wednesday, June 20, 2007, Susman Godfrey LLP obtained a unanimous jury verdict for its client William Penn in Beller, et. al v. William Penn Life Insurance Co. of New York. The case was brought by class action firm Harwood Feffer and alleged breach of contract claims on behalf of a class of 25,000 policyholders, seeking $108 million in damages from William Penn. Plaintiffs alleged that William Penn had overcharged policyholders for cost of insurance rates.

Although the case had been litigated for five years, Susman Godfrey was hired only six days before trial to take over as lead counsel. The jury’s verdict was a complete victory for William Penn.

Susman Godfrey’s Bill Carmody and Tibor Nagy, both of the firm’s New
York office, served as trial counsel.
For questions, contact:
Bill Carmody Tibor Nagy
Phone: 212-336-8334 Phone: 646-369-0500
[email protected] [email protected]

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Susman Godfrey LLP, a law firm with more than 80 lawyers, was recently named one of the top litigation boutiques in the country by The American Lawyer. The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including antitrust, patent and intellectual property, securities and corporate governance litigation, energy, commercial and products liability litigation, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, accounting malpractice, arbitration, and foreign and international litigation matters. The firm has offices in Houston, Dallas,
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