The Hilsee Group principals' experience includes the following partial listing of cases:

Ford Explorer Cases, Cal. Super. Ct., 4226 & 4270
In re Holocaust Victims Assets Litig., E.D.N.Y., CV-96-4849
Currie v. McDonald's Rests. of Canada Ltd., O.N. C.A., CA C41264, C41289, C41361
Castano v. Am. Tobacco, E.D. La., CV 94-1044
In re Serzone Prods. Liability Litig., S.D. W. Va., MDL 1477
Claims Conference--Jewish Slave Labour Outreach Program, German Government Initiative
In re Educ. Testing Serv., PLT 7-12 Test Scoring Litig., E.D. La., MDL-1643

In re Serzone Prods. Liability Litig., S.D. W. Va., MDL 1477
Claims Conference--Jewish Slave Labour Outreach Program, German Government Initiative
In re Educ. Testing Serv., PLT 7-12 Test Scoring Litig., E.D. La., MDL-1643
In re Estate of Ferdinand Marcos, D. Haw, MDL 840
In re High Sulfur Content Gasoline Prods. Liability Litig., E.D. La., MDL 1632
In re Vivendi Universal, S.A. Securities Litig., S.D.N.Y., 02-CIV-5571 RJH
In re: Television Writers Cases, Cal. Super. Ct., L.A. County, West. Dist., BC 268 836
In re: The Flintkote Company and Flintkote Mines Limited, D. Del., Bankr., 04-11300
Parsons / Currie v. McDonald's Rests. of Canada Ltd., ON. S.C., No. 02-CV-235958CP/No. 02-CV-238276
In re: Ford Motor Co. E-350 Van Products Liability Litigation, D. N.J., MDL 1687
Wilson v. Servier Canada, ON. S.C., 98-CV-158832
Int'l Org. of Migration--German Forced Labour Compensation Programme, Geneva, Switzerland
World Holdings v. The Federal Republic of Germany, S.D. Fla., Mia. Div., 08-20198-CIV
American Medical Association v. United Healthcare, S.D.N.Y., 00 civ. 2800 (LMM) (GWG)
In re GM Truck Fuel Tank Prods. Liability Litig., E.D. Pa., MDL 1112
Tobacco Farmer Transition Program, U.S. Dept. of Agric.
In re TJX Companies Retail Security Breach Litig., D. Mass., MDL 1838
In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, E.D. La., MDL No. 2179
In re Synthroid Mktg. Litig., N.D. Ill., MDL 1182
Multinational Outreach - East Germany Property Claims, Claims Conference

In re TJX Companies Retail Security Breach Litig., D. Mass., MDL 1838
In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, E.D. La., MDL No. 2179
In re Synthroid Mktg. Litig., N.D. Ill., MDL 1182
Multinational Outreach - East Germany Property Claims, Claims Conference
Int'l Commission on Holocaust Era Ins. Claims--Worldwide Outreach Program
In re Babcock and Wilcox Co., E.D. La., 00-10992
Larson v. Sprint Nextel, D. N.J., 07-5325 (JLL)
Oubre v. Louisiana Citizens Fair Plan, La. 24th Jud. Dist. Ct., Jefferson Par., 625-567
Moyle v. Liberty Mutual Retirement Benefit Plan, S.D. Cal., 10cv2179 DMS (MDD)
Orrill v. Louisiana Citizens Fair Plan, Civ. Dist. Ct., Orleans Par., 2005-11720
Kerbs v. Safeco, Wash. Super. Ct., King Co., 10-2-17373-1 SEA
Billieson v. Housing Authority of New Orleans, La. Civ. D. Ct., Orleans Par., 94-19231
Weber v. Mobil Oil, Kan. Dist. Ct., Custer Co., CJ-2001-53
Perrine v. DuPont, W. Va. Cir. Ct., Harrison Co., 04-C-296
Taylor v. Westly, E.D. Cal., CV-01-02407
In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation, N.D. Ohio, Eastern Div., 1:08-wp-65000, MDL 2001
Gustafson v. Bridgestone/Firestone, S.D. Ill., 00-612-DRH
Microsoft I-V Cases, Cal. Super. Ct., J.C.C.P. 4106
Bacardi v. Bertram Yachts, S.D. Fla., Mia. Div., 1:11-cv-21722-Williams/Turnoff
In re Ford Motor Co. Vehicle Paint Litig., E.D. La., 95-0485, MDL 1063
Turner v. Murphy Oil USA, E.D. La., 2:05-CV-04206-EEF-JCW
National Socialist Era Compensation Fund, Republic of Austria
In re W.R. Grace, Bankr. D. Del., 01-01139-JJF
Ting v. AT&T, N.D. Cal., C-01-2969-BZ
West v. Carfax, Ohio C.P., 04-CV-1898 (ADL)
Spitzfaden v. Dow Corning, La. Civ. Dist. Ct., 92-2589
Anderson v. Attorney General of Canada, Sup Ct. Newf. and Lab., 20070IT4955
Lozano v. AT&T Wireless, C.D. Cal., S. Div., CV-02-00090
Woodard v. Andrus, W.D. La., Lake Charles Div., 2:03 CV2098
Gatzke v. Louisiana Clerk of Courts Assn., W.D. La., Lake Charles Div., 2:06 CV0257
Withrow v. Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Mo. Cir. Ct., St. Louis. Co., 10SL-CC01712
Hammer v. JP's Southwestern Foods, W.D. Mo., Western Div., 08-CV-W-339-FJG
Randolph v. AT&T Wireless, Cal. Super. Ct., RG05193855
Fulghum v. Embarq, D. Kan., 07-2602-EFM
Smith v. Inco, ON. S.C., 12023/01
McCurdy v. Norwest Financial, Cir. Ct. Ala., CV-95-2601
Baxter v. Canada (Attorney General), ON. S.C., 00-CV-192059-CPA
Wong v. TJX Companies, Inc., ON. S.C., No. 07-CT-000272CP
Efthimiou v. Cash Money, Ct. of Qn's Bch., Alb., 1001-04191
Bruno v. Quten Research Institute, C.D. Cal., Southern Div., 8:11-cv-00173
Stern v. AT&T Mobility, C.D. Cal., W. Div., CV-05-08842
Yarbrough v. Phillips Petroleum, Tex. Dist. Ct., Fort Bend Co., 99-DCV-107968
Smet v. Western Union, D. Colo., 10-cv-765-JLK
Tennille v. Western Union, D. Colo., 09-cv-00938-JLK
Donnelly v. United Technologies, ON. S.C., No. 06-CV-320045CP
Lee v. Carter-Reed, N.J. Super. Ct., Union Co., UNN-L-3969-04
Miller v. Basic Research, D. Utah, 2:07-cv-00871
Bosum v. Attorney General of Canada, QC. C.S., No. 500-06-000293-056
McNall v. Mastercard, 30th Tenn. Jud. Dist. Ct. Memphis, CT-002506-03
Homeless Shelter Compensation Program, City of New York
Brown v. Credit Suisse First Boston, C.D. La., 02-13738
Mehl v. Canadian Pacific Railway, D. N.D., A4-02-009
Hershey v. ExxonMobil, D. Kan., 6:07-cv-1300-JTM-KMH
First State Orthopaedics v. Concentra, E.D. Pa., 2:05-CV-04951-AB
Brookshire Bros. v. Chiquita, S.D. Fla., 05-CIV-21962
Kent v. Daimler Chrysler, N.D. Cal., C01-3293-JCS
In re PA Diet Drugs Litig., Pa. C.P., 9709-3162
Chambers v. Daimler Chrysler, N.C. Super. Ct., 01:CVS-1555
Perrine v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours, Cir. Ct. W. Va., 04-C-296-2
Foultz v. Erie Insurance Exchange, Pa. C.P., 000203053
Johnson v. Ethicon, Cir. Ct. W. Va. Kanawha Co., 01-C-1530, 1531, 1533; 01-C-2491 to 2500
Schlink v. Edina Realty Title, 4th Jud. D. Ct. Minn., 02-018380
Harper v. Equifax, E.D. Pa., 2:04-CV-03584-TON
In re Ford Ignition Switch Prods. Liability Litig., D. N.J., 96-CV-3125
Jordan v. A.A. Friedman, M.D. Ga., 95-52-COL
Navarro-Rice v. First USA, Cir. Ct. Or., 9709-06901
Bownes v. First USA Bank, Cir. Ct. Ala., CV-99-2479-PR
Mangone v. First USA Bank, Cir. Ct. Ill., 99AR672a
Gaynoe v. First Union, N.C. Super. Ct., 97-CVS-16536
Peters v. First Union Direct Bank, M.D. Fla., 8:01-CV-958-T-26 TBM
McManus v. Fleetwood Enter., Dist. Ct. Tex., SA-99-CA-464-FB
Cotten v. Ferman Mgmt. Servs., 13th Jud. Cir. Fla., 02-08115
Bardessono v. Ford Motor, Wash. Super. Ct., 32494
George v. Ford Motor, M.D. Tenn., 3:04-0783
Walton v. Ford Motor, Cal. Super. Ct., SCVSS 126737
Gunderson v. Focus Healthcare Management, 14th Jud. D. Ct. La., 2004-2417-D
Gunderson v. F.A. Richard & Associates, 14th Jud. D. Ct. La., 2004-2417-D
Burgess v. Farmers Ins., Dist. Ct. Comanche Co., Okla., CJ-2001-292
In re Graphite Electrodes Antitrust Litig., E.D. Pa., 97-CV-4182, MDL 1244
Hill v. Galaxy Cablevision, N.D. Miss., 1:98CV51-D-D
Sanders v. Great Spring Waters of Am., Cal. Super. Ct., 303549
Soders v. General Motors, Pa. C.P., CI-00-04255
In re Guidant Corp. Plantable Defibrillators Products Liab. Litig., D. Minn., MDL 05-1708 (DWF/AJB)
Delay v. Hurd Millwork, Wash. Super. Ct., 97-2-07371-0
Jones v. Hewlett-Packard, Cal. Super. Ct., 302887
Curtis v. Hollywood Entm't., Wash. Super. Ct., 01-2-36007-8 SEA
Defrates v. Hollywood Entm't., Cir. Ct. Ill., St. Clair. Co., 02L707
Singleton v. Hornell Brewing, Cal. Super. Ct., BC 288 754
Carnegie v. Household Int'l., N. D. Ill., 98-C-2178
Beasley v. Hartford Insurance Co. of the Midwest, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2005-58-1
Reynolds v. Hartford Financial Group, D. Or., CV-01-1529 BR
Whetman v. IKON, E.D. Pa., Civil 00-87
Ragoonanan v. Imperial Tobacco, ONSC, 00-CV-183165 CP
Stetser v. TAP Pharm. Prods. & Abbott Laboratories, N.C. Super. Ct., 01-CVS-5268
Walker v. TAP Pharmaceutical Prods., N.J. Super. Ct., CV CPM-L-682-01
Clark v. TAP Pharmaceutical Prods., 5th Dist. App. Ct. Ill., 5-02-0316
Morris v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins., D. Okla., CJ-03-714
Froeber v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins., Cir. Ct. Or., 00C15234
Webb v. Liberty Mutual Insurance, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2007-418-3
Andrews v. MCI, S.D. Ga., CV 191-175
Robinson v. Marine Midland, N.D. Ill., 95 C 5635
Naef v. Masonite, Cir. Ct. Ala., CV-94-4033
Thompson v. Metropolitan Life Ins., S.D.N.Y., 00-CIV-5071 HB
Baiz v. Mountain View Cemetery, Cal. Super. Ct., 809869-2
Friedman v. Microsoft, Ariz. Super. Ct., CV 2000-000722
Gordon v. Microsoft, 4th Jud. D. Ct. Minn., 00-5994
Perry v. Mastercard Int'l., Ariz. Super. Ct., CV2003-007154
Salkin v. MasterCard Int'l, Pa. C.P., 2648
Meckstroth v. Toyota Motor Sales, 24th Jud. D. Ct. La., 583-318
Sauro v. Murphy Oil USA, E.D. La., 05-4427
Spence v. Microsoft, Cir. Ct. Wis. Milwaukee Co., 00-CV-003042
Peek v. Microsoft, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2006-2612
Johnson v. Norwest Fin., Cir. Ct. Ala., CV-93-PT-962-S
Nature Guard Cement Roofing Shingles Cases, Cal. Super. Ct., J.C.C.P. 4215
Gray v. New Hampshire Indemnity, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2002-952-2-3
Carter v. North Central Life Ins., Ga. Super. Ct., SU-2006-CV-3764-6
Fry v. Hoechst Celanese, Cir. Ct. Fla., 95-6414 CA11
In re PRK/LASIK Consumer Litig., Cal. Super. Ct., CV-772894
Providian Credit Card Cases, Cal. Super. Ct., J.C.C.P. 4085
Madsen v. Prudential Federal Savings & Loan, 3rd Jud. Dist. Ct. Utah, C79-8404
Kline v. Progressive, Cir. Ct. Ill., Johnson Co., 01-L-6
Nichols v. SmithKline Beecham, E.D. Pa., 00-6222
Bowling, et al. v. Pfizer, S.D. Ohio, C-1-91-256
Clearview Imaging v. Progressive Consumer Ins., Cir. Ct. Fla. Hillsborough Co., 03-4174
Schwab v. Philip Morris, E.D.N.Y., CV-04-1945
Johnson v. Progressive, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2003-513
Clark v. Pfizer, Pa. C.P., 9709-3162
Raysick v. Quaker State Slick 50, Dist. Tex., 96-12610
Tempest v. Rainforest Cafe, D. Minn., 98-CV-608
Westman v. Rogers Family Funeral Home, Cal. Super. Ct., C-98-03165
Myers v. Rite Aid of PA, Pa. C.P., 01-2771
Sunderman v. Regeneration Technologies, S.D. Ohio, 1:06-CV-075-MHW
Beasley v. Reliable Life Insurance, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2005-58-1
In re Steel Pails Antitrust Litig., S.D. Ohio, C-1-91-213
Meers v. Shell Oil, Cal. Super. Ct., M30590
Avery v. State Farm Auto. Ins., Cir. Ct. Ill., 97-L-114
In re Silicone Gel Breast Implant Products Liability Litig., N.D. Ala., MDL 926
Peterson v. State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins., Cir. Ct. Ill., 99-L-394A
Gardner v. Stimson Lumber, Wash. Super. Ct., 00-2-17633-3SEA
Cazenave v. Sheriff Charles C. Foti, E.D. La., 00-CV-1246
National Assoc. of Police Orgs. v. Second Chance Body Armor, Cir. Ct. Mich. Antrim Co., 04-8018-NP
In re Solutia Inc., BanKr. S.D.N.Y., 03-17949-PCB
Hill v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins., Cal. Super. Ct., BC 194491
In re SCOR Holding AG Litig., S.D.N.Y., 04 Civ. 7897
Castillo v. Mike Tyson, N.Y. Super. Ct., 114044/97
In re Texaco, BanKr. S.D.N.Y., 87 B 20142, 87 B 20143, 87 B 20144
Olinde v. Texaco, M.D. La., 96-390
In re Tobacco Cases II, Cal. Super. Ct., J.C.C.P. 4042
Splater v. Thermal Ease Hydronic Systems, Wash. Super. Ct., 03-2-33553-3-SEA
Ciabattari v. Toyota Motor Sales, N.D. Cal., C-05-04289-BZ
Angel v. U.S. Tire Recovery, Cir. Ct. W. Va., 06-C-855
Hoeffner v. The Estate of Alan Kenneth Vieira, Cal. Super. Ct., 97-AS 02993
Fisher v. Virginia Electric & Power Co., E.D. Va., 3:02-CV-431
Accounting Outsourcing v. Verizon Wireless, M.D. La., 03-CV-161
Williams v. Weyerhaeuser, Cal. Super. Ct., CV-995787
Jacobs v. Winthrop Fin. Assocs., D. Mass., 99-CV-11363
Barbanti v. W.R. Grace, Wash. Super. Ct., 00201756-6
Bryant v. Wyndham Int'l., Cal. Super. Ct., GIC 765441 & 777547 (Consolidated)
Tuck v. Whirlpool & Sears, Roebuck, Cir. Ct. Ind. Marion Co., 49C01-0111-CP-002701
Pease v. Jasper Wyman & Son, Merrill Blueberry Farms, Allen's Blueberry Freezer, & Cherryfield Foods, Me. Super. Ct., CV-00-015
White v. Washington Mutual, 4th Jud. D. Ct. Minn., CT 03-1282
Barnett v. Wal-Mart Stores, Wash. Super. Ct., 01-2-24553-8 SEA
Luikart v. Wyeth Am. Home Products, Cir. Ct. W. Va., 04-C-127
Kapustin v. YBM Magnex Int'l., E.D. Pa., 98-CV-6599
Leff v. YBM Magnex Int'l., E.D. Pa., 95-CV-89
In re Amino Acid Lysine Antitrust Litig., N.D. Ill., MDL 1083
Barnes v. Am. Tobacco, E.D. Pa., 96-5903
Walls v. Am. Tobacco, N.D. Okla., 97-CV-218-H
St. John v. Am. Home Products, Wash. Super. Ct., 97-2-06368
Scott v. Am. Tobacco, La. Civ. Dist. Ct., 96-8461
Brown v. Am. Tobacco, Cal. Super. Ct., J.C.C.P. 4042 711400
Sims v. Allstate Ins., Cir. Ct. Ill., 99-L-393A
Dietschi v. Am. Home Products, W.D. Wash., C01-0306L
Anesthesia Care Assocs. v. Blue Cross of Cal., Cal. Super. Ct., 986677
Allison v. AT&T, 1st Jud. D.C. N.M., D-0101-CV-20020041
Davis v. Am. Home Products, Civ. D. Ct. La., Div. K, 94-11684
Rolnik v. AT&T Wireless Servs., N.J. Super. Ct., L-180-04
Daniel v. AON, Cir. Ct. Ill., 99 CH 11893
Rosenberg v. Academy Collection Service, E.D. Pa., 04-CV-5585
Desportes v. American General Assurance, Ga. Super. Ct., SU-04-CV-3637
Sweeten v. American Empire Ins., Cir. Ct. Ark., 2007-154-3
Hunsucker v. American Standard Ins. of Wisconsin, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2007-155-3
In re Alstom SA Securities Litig., S.D.N.Y., 03-CV-6595 VM
Bond v. American Family Ins., D. Ariz., CV06-01249-PXH-DGC
In re Bolar Pharm. Generic Drugs Consumer Litig., E.D. Pa., MDL 849
In re Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Litig., N.D. Ala., 94-C-1144-WW
In re Bridgestone/Firestone Tires Prods. Liability Litig., S.D. Ind., MDL 1373
Scott v. Blockbuster, 136th Tex. Jud. Dist. Jefferson Co., D 162-535
In re Baycol Litig., D. Minn., MDL 1431
Lewis v. Bayer AG, 1st Jud. Dist. Ct. Pa., 002353
Mostajo v. Coast Nat'l Ins., Cal. Super. Ct., 00 CC 15165
Chapman v. Butler & Hosch, P.A., 2nd Jud. Cir. Fla., 2000-2879
Springer v. Biomedical Tissue Services, Cir. Ct. Ind. Marion Co., 1:06-CV-00332-SEB-VSS
In re Bridgestone Securities Litig., M.D. Tenn., 3:01-CV-0017
Kunhel v. CNA Ins. Companies, N.J. Super. Ct., ATL-C-0184-94
Crawley v. Chrysler, Pa. C.P., CV-4900
Rogers v. Clark Equipment, Cir. Ct. Ill., 97-L-20
Dimitrios v. CVS, Pa. C.P., 99-6209
Talalai v. Cooper Tire & Rubber, N.J. Super. Ct., Middlesex County, MID-L-8839-00 MT
Wells v. Chevy Chase Bank, Cir. Ct. Md. Balt. City, C-99-000202
In re Columbia/HCA Healthcare, M.D. Tenn., MDL 1227
West v. G&H Seed, 27th Jud. Dist. Ct. La., 99-C-4984-A
Munsey v. Cox Communications, Civ. D. Ct., La., Div. E, Sec. 9, 97 19571
Tawney v. Columbia Natural Res., Cir. Ct. W. Va. Roane Co., 03-C-10E
Acacia Media Techs. v. Cybernet Ventures, C.D. Cal., SACV03-1803 GLT (Anx)
Thibodeau v. Comcast, E.D. Pa., 04-CV-1777
Stefanyshyn v. Consol. Indus., Ind. Super. Ct., 79 D 01-9712-CT-59
Thibodeaux v. Conoco Philips, D. La., 2003-481
Zarebski v. Hartford Insurance, Cir. Ct. Ark., CV-2006-409-3

Todd. B Hilsee Bio Barb C. Hilsee Bio
I was interested in your thoughts on how the rule itself that we\\\'ve proposed could better support the creation of those or the insistence on those kinds of notices . . . Judge Lee Rosenthal
Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States
[C]areful consideration of Mr. Hilsee's Affidavit, the Court finds that . . . the Notices . . . were written and designed to the highest communication standards . . . Judge John D. Allen
Georgia Superior Court
[T]estimony of Todd Hilsee . . . given here today in open court, and Mr. Hilsee being admitted as an expert in this particular field . . . Judge Kirk D. Johnson
Circuit Court of Arkansas
The court finds that, considering the testimony of Mr. Hilsee . . . the notice has to be one that is practicable under the circumstances . . . Judge James T. Genovese
27th Judicial District, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Hilsee was the only notice expert invited to testify before the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on the amendment to Rule 23 requiring "clear, concise, plain language notices." Judge Richard G. Stearns
District of Massachusetts
Hilsee has substantial experience designing and evaluating the effectiveness of notice programs . . . Judge James R. Williamson
3rd Circuit Court of Johnson County, Illinois
Hilsee answered all questions in a forthright and clear manner . . . Judge Marvin Shoob
Northern District of Georgia
The Court believes that Mr. Hilsee further enhanced his credibility . . . Judge Marvin Shoob
Northern District of Georgia
Hilsee provided evidence through an extensive report by way of affidavit, upon which he had been cross-examined. His report meets the criteria for admissibility as expert evidence . . . Mr. Justice Peter Cumming
Ontario Superior Court
[T]his Court having carefully considered all of the submissions, and reviewed their basis, finds Mr. Hilsee's testimony to be credible. Judge John Speroni
Circuit Court Illinois
After . . . rigorous analysis, including careful consideration of Mr. Hilsee's Affidavit, the Court finds that [the notice] . . . fully satisfied the requirements . . . Judge John D. Allen
Georgia Superior Court
Hilsee was also asked by the Federal Judicial Center to design model notices to illustrate Rule 23 plain language "best practices". . . Judge Richard G. Stearns
District of Massachusetts
Todd has had a huge national impact on the field of class actions that will endure and continue. . . Robert J. Neimic
Senior Staff Attorney,
Federal Judicial Center
As demonstrated by the affidavit of Todd Hilsee, the effectiveness of the notice campaign and the very high level of penetration to the settlement class were truly remarkable . . . Judge Dewey C. Whitenton
Chancery Court of Fayette County, Tennessee
On the basis of Mr. Hilsee's evidence, as well as the standards applied in class proceedings in this court, I am not able to accept . . . Mr. Justice Maurice Cullity
Ontario Superior Court
In Hilsee's opinion, the notice to Canadian members of the plaintiff class in Boland was inadequate . . . Ontario Court of Appeal
Currie v. McDonald's Rests. of Canada Ltd.
[Hilsee's] dedication to the idea of due process through communication transcends his work assignments and his living . . . Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Partner,
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, at Tulane Law School, February 2008
[Hilsee] is a low key, personable person; very matter of fact about what he does. Do not be fooled; he is a giant in the field . . . Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Partner,
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, at Tulane Law School, February 2008
[Hilsee's] recommendations are grounded in relevant experience regarding communicating complex legal information to class members in class action litigation. Judge M. Joseph Tiemann
Louisiana Civil District Court, Orleans Parish
[W]e collectively appreciate your working with the Federal Judicial Center to improve the quality of the model notices . . . Judge Lee Rosenthal
Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States
The Court finds Mr. Hilsee's testimony to be credible . . . Judge Marvin Shoob
Northern District of Georgia
Hilsee is a highly regarded expert in class action notice who has extensive experience . . . and has recently published an article on this very subject [hurricanes] . . . Judge Eldon E. Fallon
Eastern District of Louisianna
Hilsee's credentials and expertise are impressive. The defendants accepted him as an expert witness . . . Mr. Justice Peter Cumming
Ontario Superior Court
Hilsee has worked with the Federal Judicial Center to improve the quality of class notice. His work has been praised by numerous federal and state judges. Judge Elaine E. Bucklo
Northern District of Illinois
The respondents rely upon the evidence of Todd Hilsee, an individual with experience in developing notice programs for class actions . . . Ontario Court of Appeal
Currie v. McDonald's Rests. of Canada Ltd.
. . .Mr. Hilsee is a highly-regarded Notice Expert, and has provided thoughtful, scientific, carefully researched and detailed reports, analyses. . . Judge M. Joseph Tiemann
Louisiana Civil District Court, Orleans Parish
Hilsee carefully and conservatively testified to the reach of the Plaintiffs' proposed Notice Plan, supporting the reach numbers with verifiable data . . . Judge John Speroni
Circuit Court Illinois
The form and scope of the notice has been again remarkable...you are all to be congratulated, and Mr. Hilsee and the Claims Administrator as well. Judge Catherine C. Blake
District of Maryland
[T]he Parties submitted the Affidavit of Todd Hilsee . . . one of the preeminent class action notice experts in North America . . . Judge John D. Allen
Georgia Superior Court
Having admitted and reviewed the Affidavit of Todd Hilsee, and received testimony from Mr. Hilsee at the Settlement Approval Hearing concerning the success of the notice campaign . . . Judge Kirk D. Johnson
Circuit Court of Arkansas
The Court further APPROVES the proposed Notice Plan, as set forth in the Affidavit of Todd B. Hilsee On International Settlement Notice Plan . . . Judge Catherine C. Blake
District of Maryland
[T]he court finds Mr. Hilsee to be quite knowledgeable in his field and certainly familiar with these types of cases . . . The notice provided and prepared by Mr. Hilsee accomplishes that purpose . . . Judge James T. Genovese
27th Judicial District, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
[B]ut also the expert witness, Mr. Hilsee, I am very impressed that the notice was able to reach--be delivered to 97.5 percent members of the class. That, to me, is admirable . . . Judge Douglas L. Combs
District of Oklahoma
The Court has reviewed the Affidavit of Todd B. Hilsee . . . and finds that it is based on sound analysis . . . Judge James R. Williamson
3rd Circuit Court of Johnson County, Illinois
The notice program that was proposed here today, I mean, it's breathtaking. That someone should have thought that clearly about how an effective notice would get out . . . Judge Susan Illston
on Todd Hilsee's presentation at the ABA's 7th Annual National Institute on Class Actions, Oct. 24, 2003
[T]he Court . . . of course has recognized the testimony of Todd Hilsee. . . an expert in this particular field . . . Judge Kirk D. Johnson
Circuit Court of Arkansas
Hilsee was accepted by the Court as a qualified class notice expert . . . He testified at the Fairness Hearing, and his affidavit was also considered by the Court . . . Judge Michael Maloan
Tennessee Chancery Court
The parties have retained Todd Hilsee . . . who has extensive experience . . . Judge Marina Corodemus
New Jersey Superior Court of Middlesex County, New Jersey
I accept the expert testimony conclusions of Mr. Todd Hilsee . . . Judge Jerome E. Lebarre
Circuit Court of Oregon
Based on the evidence submitted and based on the opinions of Todd Hilsee, a well-recognized expert on the distribution of class notices . . . Judge Dewey C. Whitenton
Chancery Court of Fayette County, Tennessee
[T]he Court was provided with expert testimony from Todd Hilsee at the Settlement Approval Hearing concerning the adequacy of the notice program . . . Judge Joe E. Griffin
Circuit Court of Arkansas
Hilsee . . . a nationally-recognized expert . . . The Court finds and concludes that the Notice Program as designed and implemented provided the best practicable notice . . . Judge Fred Biery
District Court of Texas
I accept the testimony of Todd Hilsee that the plan he designed achieved its objective of exposing 80 percent of the members of the consumer class . . . Judge Richard G. Stearns
District of Massachusetts
I found Mr. Hilsee's criticisms of the notice plan in Boland to be far more convincing . . . Mr. Justice Maurice Cullity
Ontario Superior Court
Designed by an expert in the field of class notice, Todd B. Hilsee, the notice plan alone was expected to reach at least 80% of the estimated 14.7 million class members . . . Judge Paul H. Alvarado
California Superior Court
[T]he affidavit of Mr. Hilsee, which is the first exhibit to the October 12 submission, and I've reviewed it. It seems as if it proposes something reasonable . . . Judge Denise L. Cote
Southern District of New York
Mr. Hilsee is . . . well versed in . . . analyzing the effectiveness of settlement notice plans . . . Judge Marina Corodemus
New Jersey Superior Court of Middlesex County, New Jersey
[T]he manner and the form set forth in Paragraph 6 of this Order and in the Affidavit of Todd B. Hilsee meet the requirements of Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 . . . Judge Lewis A. Kaplan
Southern District of New York
[T]he Court considered the oral argument of counsel together with the documents filed herein, including the Affidavit of Todd B. Hilsee on Notice Plan . . . Judge Richard J. Shroeder
Washington Superior Court
Let [Mr. Hilsee] be so admitted for the purposes of this hearing, having been previously admitted by the Court and the Court having found his qualifications exemplary in this field . . . Judge Kirk D. Johnson
Circuit Court of Arkansas
The Court will so accept [Mr. Hilsee as an expert] on issues of the content and dissemination of legal notices, including Class Action Notices and notice campaigns . . . Judge Robert Wyatt
14th Judicial District, Calcasieu Parish, Louisianna
[A] notice expert who has provided the Court with extensive information explaining and supporting the Plaintiff's notice plan . . . Judge Louis J. Farina
Common Pleas of Pennsylvania
The parties retained Todd Hilsee . . . to ensure that adequate notice was given to class members in light of the unique challenges presented in this case . . . Judge Eldon E. Fallon
Eastern District of Louisianna
The Court has considered this motion, the Affidavit of Todd B. Hilsee on Class Certification Notice Plan . . . Judge Ronald B. Leighton
Western District of Washington
[A] comprehensive affidavit outlining the effectiveness of its proposed method of providing notice . . . (See Affidavit of Todd B. Hilsee on Ability to Provide Multi-National Notice . . . Judge Richard J. Holwell
Southern District of New York
[T]he Parties submitted the Affidavit of Todd Hilsee . . . one of the preeminent class action notice experts in North America . . . Judge John D. Allen
Georgia Superior Court
[Plaintiff's] notice expert, Todd Hilsee, opined that their plan will reach 84.8% of the class members . . . Judge Louis J. Farina
Common Pleas of Pennsylvania
[A] recognized class notice expert, Todd B. Hilsee. Mr. Hilsee devised two separate class certification notice plans that were estimated to have reached approximately 80% . . . Judge Paul H. Alvarado
California Superior Court
The expert, Todd B. Hilsee, is found to be reliable and credible. Judge Robert E. Payne
Eastern District of Virginia
[N]otice expert Todd Hilsee, and the Court Appointed Disbursing Agent detailed the reasons for requiring claims forms . . . As Todd Hilsee pointed out in his testimony . . . Judge Sarah S. Vance
Eastern District of Louisianna
I agree with Hilsee's opinion that they complied in all respects with the "plain, easily understood language" requirement of Rule 23(c) . . . Judge Richard G. Stearns
District of Massachusetts
[A]s described in extensive detail in the Affidavit of Todd B. Hilsee on Design Implementation and Analysis of Settlement Notice Program . . . is found to be the best notice practicable . . . Judge John R. Padova
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
[T]he Committee has not rebutted the affidavit of Todd Hilsee . . . Accordingly, the Notice Plan is approved. Judge Sarah S. Vance
Eastern District of Louisiana
[T]estimony from Mr. Hilsee at the Settlement Approval Hearing concerning the success of the notice campaign, including the fact that written notice reached 97.7% of the potential Class . . . Judge Joe E. Griffin
Circuit Court of Arkansas
[T]he Court is aware of Mr. Hilsee's reputation. I'm aware of the most recent Tulane Law Review and other publications . . . He's so accepted as an expert . . . Judge Ross P. LaDart
24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish, Louisianna
As Mr. Hilsee explained in his supplemental affidavit, the adequacy of notice is measured by whether notice reached Class Members and gave them an opportunity to participate . . . Judge Joseph R. Goodwin
Northern District of Illinois
[T]he court was provided with expert testimony from Todd Hilsee at the Settlement Approval Hearing concerning the adequacy of the notice program . . . the Court finds . . . was the best notice practicable . . . Judge Kirk D. Johnson
Circuit Court of Arkansas
Hilsee has been recognized as a notice expert in Canada class proceedings as well as in the United States . . . Madame Justice Joan L. Lax
Ontario Superior Court
[T]he Court finds that the settling parties undertook an extensive notice campaign designed by Todd Hilsee . . . a nationally recognized expert in this specialized field . . . Judge Alfred G. Chiantelli
California Superior Court
[T]his Court approved a carefully-worded Notice Plan . . . Testimony of Todd Hilsee at Preliminary Approval Hearing, Tr. pp 6-17, attached as Exhibit B; Testimony of Todd Hilsee at Final Fairness Hearing . . . Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle
Eastern District of Louisianna
The plaintiffs have retained Todd Hilsee, an expert recognized by courts in Canada and the United States in respect of the design of class action notice programs . . . Regional Senior Justice Winkler
Ontario Superior Court
Hilsee is very experienced in the area of notification in class action settlement . . . this Court concludes that the notice campaign was the best practicable, reasonably calculated, under all the circumstances . . . Judge Milton Gunn Shuffield
136th Judicial District of Jefferson County, Texas
. . .Todd Hilsee, an expert recognized by courts in Canada and the United States in respect of the design of class action notice programs . . . Madame Justice Joan L. Lax
Ontario Superior Court
Hilsee . . . has served as a notice expert in more than 175 class action cases, including In re Holocaust Victims Assets Litig. . . Judge Richard G. Stearns
District of Massachusetts
I am satisfied that Mr. Hilsee's plan is comprehensive, that it will have a high 'reach'. . . Madam Justice Joan L. Lax
Ontario Superior Court
Hilsee's expert testimony. . .lent persuasive support that objectors did not counter or controvert with evidence of their own. Oregon Court of Appeals
Judge Rex Armstrong
Based upon testimony of the class notice expert, Todd Hilsee . . . Judge F. Pat VerSteeg
Oklahoma District Court, Custer County
I also find that Hilsee is qualified to provide an opinion on these Issues. Mr. Justice J.R. Henderson
Ontario Superior Court
. . .Todd Hilsee, who the court accepted as an expert in communications and notice. . . Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal
Judge David S. Gorbaty
Todd has definitely developed an entertaining and informative presentation on effective notice . . . Darren E. Baylor
Associate Director,
American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education
[Hilsee's] thoughtful, thorough and careful analyses stood up brilliantly through white-hot cross-examinations and probing . . . F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Staff Attorney,
Public Justice
[Hilsee's] commitment to the cause of creating more understandable and complete notices for class action plaintiffs is unparalleled, in my experience . . . Robert J. Neimic
Senior Staff Attorney,
Federal Judicial Center
I read your piece on Mullane with great interest and am delighted to learn the details . . . Arthur R. Miller
Professor of Law,
Harvard Law School
Your testimony in Atlanta on Tuesday was exceptional. Rarely does one find a witness so well prepared, so thoughtful, careful and accurate . . . Dianne M. Nast
Partner,
RodaNast, P.C.
Hilsee understands and appreciates the profound implications of notice on due process more than many, many lawyers . . . Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Partner,
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, at Tulane Law School, February 2008
The Judge was impressed by Mr. Hilsee's expertise and accepted Mr. Hilsee's advice . . . Eugene I. Goldman
Partner,
McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP
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