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Judge Harold Berger was honored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School

May 24, 2017
Harold Berger was honored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School as the inaugural recipient of Penn Law’s Lifetime Commitment Award. The award recognizes graduates “who through their lifetime of service and commitment to Penn Law have truly set a new standard of excellence.”

City of Philadelphia Files Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

May 17, 2017
The lawsuit alleges that Wells Fargo engaged in racial discrimination in its lending practices that targeted minority borrowers.

Chairman of the Firm Merrill G. Davidoff Named a 2017 Distinguished Leader

May 9, 2017
This is a new award issued by The Legal Intelligencer that recognizes Pennsylvania lawyers who achieved impressive results in the past year and demonstrated clear leadership skills that helped them achieve those results. Mr. Davidoff is one of only 24 attorneys to receive this honor.

Berger & Montague Attorneys Jon Lambiras and Lane Vines Present Securities Fraud Class Action CLE to Delaware County Bar Association

May 3, 2017
They discussed the anatomy of typical securities fraud litigation, including the initial case investigation, filing of the Complaint, the Lead Plaintiff appointment process, motion to dismiss issues, discovery issues, expert witness matters, class certification, summary judgment, trial, settlement, and claims administration.

Associate Zachary D. Caplan Named a 2017 Lawyer on the Fast Track

April 25, 2017
Mr. Caplan is one of only 32 attorneys to receive this honor.

Court Grants Class Certification in Pressure Cooker Class Action Lawsuit

April 24, 2017
This is a class action lawsuit against Tristar Products, Inc. on behalf of consumers who purchased a Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Court Preliminarily Approved Settlement In The Brickman Group Overtime Wage & Hour Litigation

April 21, 2017
On March 21, 2017, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted preliminary approval of the wage and hour settlement in the action captioned Amador v. The Brickman Group, Ltd., LLC, No. 3:13-cv-2529 (M.D. Pa.), a class and class action lawsuit against Brightview Landscapes, LLC f/k/a The Brickman Group Ltd., LLC (“Brickman”) on behalf of landscaping and crew supervisors and other positions similarly paid.

Berger & Montague Shareholder Susan Schneider Thomas to Speak at The Future of Qui Tam & False Claims Act: What’s In and Out of 2017? LIVE Webcast

April 20, 2017
Ms. Thomas will join a panel of key thought leaders to provide an overview to help attendees understand the critical elements of qui tam and the False Claims Act and the potential changes they might undergo in the succeeding years.

Berger & Montague, P.C. Makes the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2017 Pro Bono Hours Donated in 2015 List

April 12, 2017
Berger & Montague, P.C. has been included in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2017 Pro Bono Hours Donated in 2015 list.

Judge Harold Berger Appointed to the Executive Board of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law of the University of Pennsylvania Law School

March 30, 2017
Judge Harold Berger has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Settlement Reached in Ford Motor Company Class Action

March 29, 2017
Berger & Montague, P.C. is pleased to announce that on March 27, 2017, a settlement agreement was signed and the preliminary approval papers filed in Omar Vargas v. Ford Motor Company, a nationwide class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company on behalf of owners and lessees of the 2011-2016 Ford Focus and 2012-2016 Ford Fusion.

Associate John Albanese to Speak at the Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference

March 24, 2017
Associate John Albanese will speak at the Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference, which will be held in New Orleans, LA, from March 27 – 28, 2017. Mr. Albanese’s session is titled “Spokeo in FDCPA and TCPA Cases.”

Chairman Emeritus H. Laddie Montague, Jr. and Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer Inducted to the Inaugural Legal 500 US Hall of Fame

March 24, 2017
Chairman Emeritus H. Laddie Montague, Jr. and Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer have been inducted to the inaugural Legal 500 US Hall of Fame.

Berger & Montague Shareholder Jon Lambiras Presents Securities Fraud Class Action CLE to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs

March 20, 2017
Berger & Montague Shareholder Jon Lambiras presented a 1-hour CLE to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs on March 16, 2017.

Shareholder Shauna B. Itri To Speak At The 2017 Association of Clinical Research Professionals Meeting & Expo

March 10, 2017
Shareholder Shauna B. Itri will speak at the 2017 Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Meeting & Expo, which will be held in Seattle, WA from April 28 - May 2, 2017.

Managing Shareholder Sherrie R. Savett Named 2016 Female Lawyer of the Year for Pennsylvania by Corporate Vision Magazine

February 23, 2017
Managing Shareholder Sherrie R. Savett has been named the 2016 Female Lawyer of the Year for Pennsylvania by Corporate Vision Magazine.

Class Action Suit Filed Against Xerox HR Solutions, LLC Alleging It Violated ERISA By Charging Excessive And Unreasonable Fees In 401(k) Plans For Ford Employees Who Opted To Receive Investment Advice Through The Plan From Financial Engines

February 9, 2017
A class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, against Xerox HR Solutions, LLC (“Xerox HR”).

Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Sherrie R. Savett To Speak At The False Claims Act/Qui Tam Whistleblowers Litigation: Hot Buttons in 2017 LIVE Webcast

February 8, 2017
Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Sherrie R. Savett will speak at the False Claims Act/Qui Tam Whistleblowers Litigation: Hot Buttons in 2017 LIVE Webcast on March 29, 2017.

Berger & Montague Associate Joe Hashmall Speaks at the 2017 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy and Data Security

January 27, 2017
Berger & Montague Associate Joe Hashmall spoke at the 2017 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy and Data Security, which took place in Minneapolis, MN, from January 26 – 27, 2017.

Recent Favorable Rulings in 2 Separate FCRA Cases

January 26, 2017
Berger & Montague is happy to report that the firm received two favorable opinions on Friday, January 20 in two separate FCRA cases.

Berger & Montague, P.C. Named Environmental Law Firm of the Year in Pennsylvania by Corporate Intl Magazine

January 25, 2017
Berger & Montague, P.C. has been named the “Environmental Law Firm of the Year in Pennsylvania” by Corporate Intl Magazine. Corporate Intl awards honor those who have shown excellence in both expertise and service over the past 12 months.

Ellen T. Noteware Volunteers at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Expungement Clinic

December 20, 2016
On November 12, 2016, Senior Counsel Ellen T. Noteware volunteered at an “Expungement Clinic” that benefited hundreds of Philadelphians.

Berger & Montague, P.C. Ranked as a 2017 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

November 9, 2016
Berger & Montague, P.C. has been ranked by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as a 2017 Best Law Firm.

Berger & Montague Shareholders Eric L. Cramer and Andrew C. Curley to Speak at Conference on Private Antitrust Enforcement

November 8, 2016
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is hosting its annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 9.

Foreign Currency (FX) Antitrust Indirect Purchaser Class Action Filed

October 11, 2016
Berger & Montague, P.C. filed a complaint on September 26, 2016, on behalf of proposed nationwide and statewide classes of indirect purchasers of foreign currencies and other investments that required the exchange of foreign currency.
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