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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.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/25/2001
  • Published 07/25/2001

Judges

  • JERRY E. SMITH, Circuit Judge:, Before SMITH, DUHÉ, and WIENER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • 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.