Human Rights Litigation

Holocaust Litigation :

Quantum Legal LLC is participating in litigation against various Hungarian Banks and the national railroad of Hungary on behalf of Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

The action against the Hungarian banks alleges that the defendants breached their fiduciary duty to their Jewish depositors and aided and abetted in depriving the Jewish community of their assets. The Plaintiffs seek a full accounting, disclosure, disgorgement and restitution by the banks. Holocaust Victims of Bank Theft v. Magyar Nemzeti Bank etal., No. 10-cv-01884 (N.D. Ill.) (“Hungarian Banks”).

The action against the Hungarian Railroad alleges that the defendant aided and abetted the Nazi genocide of 1944 and looted Jewish passengers of their possessions. The Plaintiffs seek compensation, restitution, reparations and damages. Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust v. The Hungarian State Railways (MAV), No. 10-cv-00868 (N.D. Ill.) (“Hungarian Railways”).

In May, July and August 2011, the Court denied, respectively, the Hungarian Bank defendants’ motions to dismiss, the Hungarian Railroad’s motion to dismiss and the Banks’ motion to reconsider. The case is currently pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on interlocutory appeal filed by the Hungarian defendants, which heard oral argument in January 2012.

Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation

Quantum Legal LLC was recently appointed by United States District Judge Pisano, District of New Jersey, to the Executive Committee for indirect purchasers in the Effexor Antitrust Lawsuit: In re Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation, No. 11-cv-5590-JAP (D.N.J). The Effexor suit challenges the way Effexor’s manufacturer Wyeth used patents to attempt to delay the entry of generic competition.

If you took Effexor, you may have paid too much for your prescription and you might have a claim. We would like to hear from you to determine whether your claim might make you a suitable witness or class representative. Please contact us at


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