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Helping Consumers, Employees and Those in Need of Justice

If you are facing a legal challenge, you should have an attorney on your side who is willing to fight to protect your rights. The Furth Law Firm, P.A. prides itself on meticulous case preparation and the vigorous defense of our clients' best interests.

We are experienced in solving problems for our clients across a broad range of practice areas. Our legal successes include filing suit against entities that include Wal-Mart and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, with favorable results for sums that include $172 million, $512 million, $32 million and $50 million.

The senior partner of the firm, Mr. Ben Furth, was raised in California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. After working for a hedge fund, Nob Hill Capital Management, Mr. Furth attended, and graduated with the highest honors, from the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco in 1996.

Mr. Furth graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1999. There, he received the prestigious American Jurisprudence in Securities Regulation. During his law school summers, Mr. Furth clerked for a federal judge, the Honorable Howard D. McKibben in the United States  District Court for the District of Nevada, and worked for the largest defense firm in the nation, Jones Day, in Los Angeles. After graduating from Michigan, Mr. Furth worked for Furth, Fahrner & Mason, a twenty-attorney plaintiffs' class action firm in downtown San Francisco.

While at the firm, Mr. Furth worked on dozens of antitrust and employment class actions, including Savaglio v. Wal-Mart Stores ($172 million verdict for plaintiffs); In re: Auction Houses Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York) (Master File No. OO Civ. 0648 LAK) ($512 million settlement); In re Managed Care Litigation, MDL No. 1334; In re: High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 00-MD-1368 CLB) (settlements of over $40 million); Thomas & Thomas Rodmakers, Inc. v. Newport Adhesives and Composites, Inc. (Carbon Fiber Antitrust Litig.), Case No. CV-99-7796 (C.D. Cal.) (settlements greater than $32 million); In re: Microcrystalline Cellulose Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania) (Master File No. 01-CV-111) (Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation No. 1402) (settlements of $50 million); In re MSG California Antitrust Litigation (settlements of greater than $10 million); Salvas, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Civ. Action No. 01-03645 (Superior Court of Massachusetts, Middlesex County) (trial pending). Mr. Furth was also the principle attorney in Pooler v. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., District Court, and Washoe County, Nevada, Case No. CV00-2674, the first Nevada case to recognize consumers have standing to sue under Nevada antitrust law prior to passage of indirect purchaser statute.

Notably, Mr. Furth filed the case and was one of the class certification attorneys in Savaglio v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a wage and hour class action that resulted in a $172 million dollar verdict for plaintiffs. In Savaglio, Mr. Furth was part of the team that conducted virtually all the pre-certification discovery in the case. Mr. Furth personally logged thousands of hours in Savaglio and was the attorney who filed the complaint. Mr. Furth was head of the team that successfully obtained class certification of the 171,000 putative class members against Wal-Mart's legion of attorneys. Wal-Mart had more than a dozen attorneys work on Savaglio against Plaintiffs.

After leaving the firm, Mr. Furth became an adjunct professor in the Business Law Department at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mr. Furth teaches Consumer Law: torts, products' liability, contracts, and false advertising.

On a more personal level, Mr. Furth was a two time Academic All-American golfer and the first All-American golfer in the history of the University of California, Berkeley, and was inducted into the University of California Berkeley Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. He often travels to see his beloved California Golden Bears play football and golf.

Reported cases:

1. In re Microcrystalline Cellulose Antitrust Litigation, 221 F.R.D. 428, E.D.Pa., May 06, 2004 (NO. MDL.NO.1402, 01-CV-111).

2. Cruz v. PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc., 30 Cal.4th 303, 66 P.3d 1157, 133 Cal.Rptr.2d 58, 03 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 3428, 2003 Daily Journal D.A.R. 4329, Cal., April 24, 2003 (NO. S101003).

3. Cruz v. PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc., 111 Cal.Rptr.2d 395, Review Granted Previously published at: 91 Cal.App.4th 1179.

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The Furth Building
780 S. Walnut #5
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
Phone: 575-522-3996
Fax: 575-532-5815