Frederick J. Klorczyk III is a Partner with Bursor & Fisher, P.A. Fred focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and consumer class actions.
Fred has substantial experience in successfully litigating and resolving consumer class actions involving claims of mislabeling, false or misleading advertising, and privacy violations. In 2019, Fred certified both a California and a 10-state express warranty class on behalf of purchasers of a butter substitute. In 2014, Fred served on the litigation team in Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc. At class certification, Judge Rakoff adopted Fred’s choice of law analysis and research directly into his published decision certifying a nationwide fraud class.
Fred is admitted to the State Bars of California, New York, and New Jersey, and is a member of the bars of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Northern District of Illinois, as well as the bars of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits.
Fred received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 2013, graduating magna cum laude with two CALI Awards for the highest grade in his classes on conflict of laws and criminal law. During law school, Fred was an extern to the Honorable Alison J. Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and also an intern to the Honorable Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. In addition, Fred served as an Associate Managing Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law. In 2010, Fred graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Finance.
Selected Published Decisions:
In re Welspun Litigation, 2019 WL 2174089 (S.D.N.Y. May 20, 2019), denying retailers’ and textile manufacturer’s motion to dismiss consumers’ allegations of false advertising relating to purported “100% Egyptian Cotton” linen products.
Martinelli v. Johnson & Johnson, 2019 WL 1429653 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 29, 2019), granting class certification of California false advertising claims and multi-state express warranty claims brought by purchasers of a butter substitute.
Porter v. NBTY, Inc., 2016 WL 6948379 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 28, 2016), denying supplement manufacturer’s motion to dismiss consumers’ allegations of false advertising relating to whey protein content.
Weisblum v. Prophase Labs, Inc., 88 F. Supp. 3d. 282 (S.D.N.Y. 2015), denying supplement manufacturer’s motion to dismiss consumers’ allegations of false advertising relating to a homeopathic cold product.
In re Scotts EZ Seed Litigation, 304 F.R.D. 397 (S.D.N.Y. 2015), granting class certification of false advertising and other claims brought by New York and California purchasers of grass seed product.
Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, et al., 100 F. Supp. 3d 302 (S.D.N.Y. 2015), granting individual and law firm defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law on plaintiff’s claims for retaliation and defamation, as well as for all claims against law firm partners, Nadeem and Lubna Faruqi.
Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc., Case No. 13-4775 (2d Cir. Apr. 15, 2015), denying olive oil manufacturer’s Rule 23(f) appeal following grant of nationwide class certification.
Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc., 297 F.R.D. 561 (S.D.N.Y. 2014), granting nationwide class certification of false advertising and other claims brought by purchasers of purported “100% Pure Olive Oil” product.
Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc., 2014 WL 737878 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 25, 2014), denying distributor’s motion for summary judgment against nationwide class of purchasers of purported “100% Pure Olive Oil” product.
Selected Class Settlements:
Gregorio v. Premier Nutrition Corp., Case No. 17-cv-05987-AT (S.D.N.Y. 2019) – final approval granted for $9 million class settlement to resolve claims of protein shake purchasers for alleged false advertising.
Ruppel v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-02444-KMK (S.D.N.Y. 2018) – final approval granted for $16.375 million class settlement to resolve claims of magazine subscribers for alleged statutory privacy violations.
In Re: Blue Buffalo Marketing And Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 14-MD-2562-RWS (E.D. Mo. 2016) – final approval granted for $32 million class settlement to resolve claims of pet owners for alleged false advertising of pet foods.
In re: Kangadis Food Inc., Case No. 8-14-72649 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. Dec. 17, 2014) – resolved class action claims for $2 million as part of a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, after a corporate defendant filed for bankruptcy following the certification of nationwide claims alleging that its olive oil was sold with false and misleading representations.