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Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces Hiring Of Five New Attorneys For Its Philadelphia Office

September 22, 2016
Following its successful opening of a new office in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this year, the national class action law firm of Berger & Montague today announces the hiring of five extraordinary new attorneys in its Philadelphia office. The new hires include Christina Black, Jonathan DeSantis, James Goodley, Mark Suter, and Michaela Wallin. Berger & Montague strives to hire talented, passionate, and intelligent lawyers and prides itself on its team approach to serving clients and litigating complex cases. All five new attorneys embody these qualities, come from diverse backgrounds, and have a demonstrated record of achievement.

Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces That Hyundai Has Lost Its Bid To Dismiss A Class Action Lawsuit Alleging That Its Panoramic Sunroofs Spontaneously Shatter

June 28, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2016 -- The law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C. is pleased to announce that on June 24, 2016, a federal court in California denied in large part Hyundai Motor America’s Motion to Dismiss and/or Strike Plaintiffs’ Complaint in a class action lawsuit alleging that Hyundai knowingly concealed from consumers a defect that causes the vehicles’ panoramic sunroofs to spontaneously shatter. The lawsuit is captioned Glenn v. Hyundai Motor America, No. 8:15-cv-02052-DOC-KES, and it is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Technology Solutions, Inc. To Pay Cable Installation Technician Forty Thousand Dollars For Improperly Withheld Wages And Payroll Deductions

June 14, 2016
Berger & Montague, P.C., Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., and Wexler Wallace LLP announce that Technology Solutions, Inc. (“TSI”) has paid $40,000.00 to a former Cable Installation Technician as compensation for unpaid overtime wages and other improperly withheld compensation, in connection with a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, McKnight v. Technology Solutions, Inc., 5:16-cv-00170 (C.D. Cal.).

Once Again, Berger & Montague, P.C. Makes Chambers USA

May 27, 2016
The Chambers USA Guide is a highly sought-after legal ranking of lawyers and law firms The firm's Antitrust Attorneys Eric Cramer, H. Laddie Montague Jr., Merrill Davidoff, and David Sorensen - who all share the honor of making Chambers USA in years...

29 Berger & Montague Lawyers Make 2016 Pennsylvania SuperLawyers

May 24, 2016
Berger & Montague, P.C. congratulates its 29 lawyers who were selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and its 12 lawyers who were selected as Pennsylvania Rising Stars.

$375 million Settlement reached in Cook v. Rockwell International Corporation

May 19, 2016
A settlement has been reached in Cook v. Rockwell International Corporation, No. 90-cv-00181 (D. Colo.), one of the longest running cases in the United States, involving plutonium releases from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site northwest of Denver, Colorado.

$512M settlement granted final approval in pay-for-delay litigation over Cephalon’s narcolepsy drug Provigil.

October 19, 2015
Berger & Montague represents a proposed class of direct purchasers in a challenge to a pay-for-delay deal for the drug Provigil. Plaintiffs allege that Cephalon entered into an agreement with generic competitors to delay generic competition for Provigil.

Berger & Montague Continues to Grow with Two Associate Hires

October 15, 2015
Full-spectrum class action and civil litigation firm Berger & Montague announced today that two new associates have joined the firm. Frank Mangiaracina has joined the Antitrust practice while Josh Ripley will be working with the Antitrust, Insurance Products & Financial Services, and Environmental & Mass Tort practices.

Eric Cramer and Candice Enders to Participate in the 9th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference

October 5, 2015
Berger & Montague is proud to sponsor the American Antitrust Institute's 9th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference on November 18, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

1st Circ. Gives Whistleblower Redo In Covidien FCA Suit

October 1, 2015
The First Circuit told a Massachusetts federal court to rethink blocking a whistleblower from amending his suit alleging a Covidien Ltd. unit got Medicare to illegally fund off-label uses for its blood-blockage device on Wednesday.

Sanofi Vaccine Customers Obtain Class Certification

October 1, 2015
On September 30, 2015, U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo granted class certification to over 26,000 pediatricians, medical practices, vaccine distributors, and health systems that purchased meningitis vaccines from defendant Sanofi Pasteur Inc. The court simultaneously denied Sanofi’s motion to exclude plaintiffs’ class experts following a three-day Daubert hearing that was held earlier in September.

Berger & Montague - 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers Finalist

September 22, 2015
Berger & Montague's Employment Law group has been selected as a finalist in the Employment category for the 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers awards.

Digital giants owe workers over pay schemes

September 7, 2015
Managing Shareholder Eric Cramer was interviewed by Philly.com about B&M's co-counsel role in the record $415 million class-action settlement against Apple, Google, Intel, Disney, and six other digital-economy giants accused of collaborating to suppress the pay of tech workers in the late 2000s.

Final Approval Granted in Northern Trust ERISA Suit

August 10, 2015
An Illinois federal judge signed off Friday on the allocation plan for a $36 million settlement involving allegations that Northern Trust Investments NA breached its duties to retirement plans and to a class of their participants and beneficiaries.

Berger & Montague are co-counsel to Certified Class in Airline Baggage Fee Antitrust MDL

August 5, 2015
A class of Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways passengers were granted certification in a suit against Delta and AirTran. The suit accuses the airlines of colluding to impose a fee for a first checked bag.

Berger & Montague Appointed Interim Co-Lead Counsel in UFC Antitrust Class Action

July 29, 2015
Judge Leen granted an unopposed motion to appoint Berger & Montague as interim co-lead counsel for the five consolidated antitrust suits.

Third False Claims Act Settlement for Medically Unnecessary Stent and Cardiac Procedures at Tennessee Hospitals

July 10, 2015
In a False Claims Act case in which the United States declined to intervene, Berger & Montague announces that Regional Hospital of Jackson, Tennessee, has agreed to pay $510,000 to resolve claims arising from medically unnecessary stent and other cardiac procedures performed by one of its interventional cardiologists.

Appellate Victory for Class in $1B Plutonium Contamination Suit Against Dow Chemical Co. and the former Rockwell International Corp.

June 24, 2015
On a second trip to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Plaintiffs secured a victory in Merilyn Cook et al. v. Rockwell International Corporation et al., case number 14-1112, with the case being sent back to the district court, which in 2008, ordered the companies to pay a total of $926 million in damages, including $549 million in prejudgment interest due to extensive pre-trial delays.

Legal 500 Antitrust

June 3, 2015
Berger & Montague is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked as a Top-Tier Firm for Antitrust: Civil Litigation and Class Actions in the United States by The Legal 500.

Berger & Montague Named to National Law Journal Plaintiffs’ Hot List for 2015

March 2, 2015
Berger & Montague prides itself on its lawyers' brainpower — their capacity to distill the most complex commercial disputes, including antitrust, securities, qui tam and consumer class actions into clear, persuasive arguments. "We're known for being very intellectual and a firm that grapples with ­critical legal and factual issues in all of our cases," said Eric Cramer, one of eight managing partners.

Northern Trust to pay $36 million in securities lending settlement

February 18, 2015
Northern Trust Corp. will pay $36 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by 1,500 retirement plans that accused the firm of causing large losses stemming from the bank’s securities lending program during the financial crisis, said a news release Wednesday from one law firm representing the plans.

VW, Audi Owners Win $15.5M In Attys’ Fees In Oil Sludge MDL

February 11, 2015
A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday approved roughly $15.5 million in attorneys’ fees to class counsel in multidistrict litigation against Volkswagen AG and Audi AG over oil sludge buildup in engines and related warranties, after the First Circuit nixed a previous $30 million award.

Nationstar Hit With RICO Suit Over Forced Inspections

January 22, 2015
Nationstar Mortgage LLC was accused of racketeering in a proposed class action in Florida federal court Tuesday by four homeowners who allege they were automatically charged by a subsidiary of the loan servicer for continuous unreasonable property inspections that essentially resulted in company kickbacks.

Goldman Can't Ask To Decertify $2.4B Toxic Asset Class

January 8, 2015
A New York federal judge refused Wednesday to allow Goldman Sachs to file a decertification motion before a summary judgment motion is decided in a suit accusing the company of fraudulently unloading $2.44 billion in toxic securitized debt.

Mixed Martial Arts Fighters File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ultimate Fighting Championship Alleging Illegal Market Monopolization

December 16, 2014
Three current and former high-profile Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters filed a multi-million-dollar class-action lawsuit today against the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization, accusing the $2-billion outfit of illegally maintaining monopoly and monoposony power by systematically eliminating competition from rival promoters, artificially suppressing fighters’ earnings from bouts and merchandising and marketing activities through restrictive contracting and other exclusionary practices.
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