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California Dermatologist Pays Nearly $2.7 Million Resolving Whistleblower Claims of Fraud Against Medicare

April 21, 2017
Berger & Montague, P.C. announced today the settlement of a False Claims Act case against Dr. Norman A. Brooks, M.D.—a dermatologist and surgeon—for $2,681,400 to resolve allegations that he falsely billed Medicare.

Walgreens Pays $9.86 Million Resolving Whistleblower Claims Of Fraud Against California's Medi-Cal Program, Reports Berger & Montague, P.C.

April 20, 2017
Berger & Montague, P.C. announced today the settlement of a False Claims Act case against Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) for $9.86 million to resolve allegations that Walgreens falsely billed California's Medicaid Program, Medi-Cal.

Class Action Suit Filed On Behalf Of Indirect Purchasers Of Foreign Currencies And Other Investments That Required The Exchange Of Foreign Currency

February 9, 2017
Berger & Montague, P.C., McCulley McCluer PLLC, Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane LLP, and Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of indirect purchasers of foreign currencies and other investments that required the exchange of foreign currency (FX).

Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer To Speak At The 2017 American Bar Association Section Of Antitrust Spring Meeting

January 31, 2017
Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer will speak at the 2017 American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Spring Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, from March 28 – 31, 2017.

Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer To Speak At The University Of Haifa's International Conference On Dispute Resolution Of Consumer Mass Disputes

January 23, 2017
Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer will speak at the 2nd International Conference on Dispute Resolution of Consumer Mass Disputes, which will be held in Haifa, Israel from March 16 – 17, 2017.

Class Action Suit Filed Against Charles Schwab Corporation Alleging It Violated ERISA By Charging Excessive And Unreasonable Fees In The 401(k) Plan For Schwab Employees And By Including Schwab-Affiliated Investment Products And Services In The Plan

January 20, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 20, 2017 – A class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against the Charles Schwab Corporation (“Schwab”) and certain of its subsidiaries on behalf of the participants in the 401(k) plan Schwab offered to its employees.

$586,000 Settlement Reached in Pennsylvania Home Health Aide Class Action Lawsuit

November 17, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, November 17, 2016. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (“CLS”) and Berger & Montague, P.C. jointly announce a $586,000 settlement of a claim brought by Plaintiff Jeniffer Santiago Rivera on behalf of a class of 268 home health aides who alleged that they were denied overtime pay by their employer, Vital Support Home Health Care Agency, Inc. (“VSHHA”).

Consolidated Class Action Lawsuits On Behalf Of Gold And Silver Investors To Proceed

October 6, 2016
Judge Valerie Caproni of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued two lengthy opinions on October 3 permitting consolidated class action lawsuits on behalf of proposed classes of investors in physical gold and gold derivatives and physical silver and silver derivatives to proceed to discovery.

Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Thousands of Patients Undergoing Fertility Treatments Allowed to Proceed in District Court Against Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Regarding Its Recalled Drug, Bravelle

September 28, 2016
Judge Amy St. Eve of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a 31 page ruling yesterday permitting a nationwide class action lawsuit to proceed against Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. related to the manufacture and sale of its fertility drug, Bravelle.

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.

Benchmark Litigation 10th Anniversary Edition Recognizes Robin Switzenbaum Of Berger & Montague, P.C. As Local Litigation Star In Pennsylvania

September 8, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, September 8, 2016 - Attorney Robin Switzenbaum of Berger & Montague, P.C. has been recognized as a “Local Litigation Star” in the area of securities litigation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 10th Anniversary Edition of Benchmark Litigation. A publication of Euromoney Institutional Investor/Legal Media Group, this definitive guide to U.S. leading law firms and attorneys is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation. It recommends law firms and lawyers only after extensive face-to-face and telephone interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Firms cannot pay to be recommended. For more information about Benchmark Litigation, visit www.benchmarklitigation.com.

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.).

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.

Robin Switzenbaum featured as a “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation 2016.

October 5, 2015
Berger & Montague, P.C. would like to congratulate shareholder Robin Switzenbaum on being featured as a “Litigation Star” in the upcoming edition of Benchmark Litigation 2016.

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.

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.

AstraZeneca, Cephalon, and Biogen Idec to Pay $55.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Made By Whistleblower Ronald Streck

July 7, 2015
Berger & Montague, P.C., a full-spectrum class action and complex civil litigation law firm with one of the largest and most successful whistleblower practices in the U.S, joined co-counsel Faruqi and Faruqi, LLP in settling three separate but related whistleblower lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Cephalon, Inc., and Biogen, Inc., for a total of $55.5 million, plus statutory fees.

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.

False Claims Act Settlement for Medically Unnecessary Stent and Cardiac Procedures

May 7, 2015
In a False Claims Act case in which the United States declined to intervene, Berger & Montague announces that Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of Jackson, Tennessee, has agreed to pay $1,328,465 to resolve claims arising from medically unnecessary stent and other cardiac procedures performed by one of its interventional cardiologists.

Counsel for Plaintiffs: $36 million settlement has been reached with Northern Trust Company and Northern Trust Investments, N.A.

February 19, 2015
Counsel for Plaintiffs in a class action pending in Federal Court announced today that, subject to Court approval, a $36 million settlement has been reached with Northern Trust Company and Northern Trust Investments, N.A. (Northern Trust).

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.

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.

Social Security Administration and Class Action Counsel Announce Major Settlement of Class Action on Behalf of Employees with Targeted Disabilities

November 5, 2014
Nearly a decade after Ronald Jantz, a deaf employee of the Social Security Administration, filed a class action claim against his employer alleging discrimination in promotions of employees with disabilities, the parties today jointly announce that the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has preliminarily approved a class-wide settlement designed to make sweeping improvements to policies and processes impacting the careers of employees with disabilities at the Social Security Administration.
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