Case Studies

While the nature of our work often requires confidentiality, some high-profile actions in which we have been involved have found themselves in the media and the public eye.  While there are too many actions to list here, summaries of a representative sample can be found below, based only on publicly-available information.

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CITY OF FARMINGTON HILLS

We represented the City of Farmington Hills Employee Retirement Fund in its action against Wells Fargo bank.  The bank had been investing the City's cash in inappropriate vehicles, subjecting the pension fund (and city employees' retirement) to increased risk.  We were able to recover $62.5MM in a substantial victory for the City.  Read more

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SCHLEICHER VS WENDT

In this class action lawsuit, the Wagner Firm represented investors who had been defrauded by the then-management team of Conseco, Inc. when that company was producing falsified and fraudulent financial statements and misrepresenting their liabilities.  We were able to recover $41MM for investors in this groundbreaking case, which has since been written up in several law journals.  Read More

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FINRA INVESTMENT DISPUTE

We were contacted by an individual whose stockbroker had been putting his money into inappropriate investments.  As is often the case with alleged broker misdeeds, this case was referred to a dispute resolution panel with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  We were able to win a groundbreaking six-figure settlement for this client in a major victory.