DOUGLAS BENCH, JR.
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EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctor, 2006 Cornell Law School
  • B.A. Political Science and Journalism University of Pittsburgh, 2003

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Antitrust
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Securities Fraud

DOUGLAS BENCH, JR.

Mr. Bench primarily focuses on antitrust and consumer class actions. Representative cases include:

  • Kaufman v. CVS Caremark Corp., (D. R.I. 2014) (alleging consumer protection violations);
  • Weintraub v. Pharmavite, (C.D. Cal. 2014) (same);
  • Mirakay v. Dakota Growers Pasta Co., Inc. (D. N.J. 2013) (alleging unfair trade practices and false advertising) ($7.92M settlement, preliminarily approved);
  • In re Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation (D. Mass. 2012) (alleging generic suppression claims on behalf of end-payors);
  • In re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings (DIPF) Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (D.N.J. 2012) (alleging price fixing in the market for DIPF);
  • Allan v. Realcomp II (E.D. Mich. 2010) (alleging antitrust violations) ($3.25M settlement pending approval);
  • Boland v. Columbia Multi-Listing Service (D.S.C. 2009) (antitrust) ($1M settlement);
  • Robertson v. Hilton-Head Multi-Listing Service (D.S.C. 2009) (antitrust) (settled on claims-paid basis).

Prior to joining Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. in 2012, Mr. Bench served as a Death Penalty Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania from 2010-2012. He was in private practice from 2008-2010 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and taught undergraduate macro and micro economics at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown campus, from 2006-2008.

As a result of his economics background, Mr. Bench is naturally interested in antitrust violations, consumer fraud, and the market inefficiencies these violations engender.

PUBLICATIONS:

Douglas J. Bench, Collateral Review of Career Offender Sentences: The Case for Coram Nobis, 45 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 155 (2011).

Douglas J. Bench, What Constitutes a Violent Felony After Begay?, 67 J. Mo. B. 209 (2011).