BERGER v. COMPAQ COMPUTER CORP., 00-20875
Taking judicial notice of the competence of class counsel is not the same as presuming adequacy of plaintiffs' counsel in the absence of specific proof to the contrary, shifting the burden to defendants in this manner is improper.
- Decided 07/25/2001
- Published 07/25/2001
- JERRY E. SMITH, Circuit Judge:, Before SMITH, DUHÉ, and WIENER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Thomas Emerson Bilek,Hoeffner, Bilek & Eidman, Houston, TX, Jules H. Brody, Stull, Stull & Brody, David A. Brower (argued), Jeffrey G. Smith, Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman & Herz, New York City, for Plaintiff-Appellee., John Loyd Carter, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX, Daniel F. Kolb (argued), William E. Wurtz, Michael S. Flynn, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, New York City, for Defendants-Appellants.