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$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.

Berger & Montague Named to U.S. News - "Best Lawyers®" List

November 5, 2014
US News & World Report has announced that Berger & Montague, P.C. is one of its 2015 Best Law Firms. Firms included in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients...

Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces The Filing of a Securities Class Action Suit Against Certain Executive Officers of GT Advanced Technologies Inc.

October 16, 2014
Berger & Montague, P.C. announced that it has filed a securities class action lawsuit against certain of the executive officers of GT Advanced Technologies Inc. ("GT" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GTAT). The action, which is captioned Impagliazzo, et al. v. Gutierrez, 1:14-cv-00458 (D.N.H.), asserts claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of investors in GT securities during the period of November 5, 2013 to 9:40 am Eastern Standard Time on October 6, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period").

Berger & Montague, P.C., And Nichols Kaster, PLLP, Announce Final Approval of Nationwide Class Action Settlement with Citibank

August 25, 2014
Judge David Hurd of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York has granted final approval of a nationwide class action settlement in a pair of consolidated federal cases, Casey v. Citigroup, Inc., No. 12-cv-820 (N.D.N.Y.) and Coonan v. Citibank, N.A., No. 13-cv-353 (N.D.N.Y.), involving force-placed insurance. The law firms appointed to represent the plaintiffs and the classes, Berger & Montague, P.C. and Nichols Kaster, PLLP, are pleased that the court approved all aspects of the settlement, which makes settlement funds available to over 400,000 borrowers. Specifically, Citibank and the other defendants have made more than $115 million in settlement funds and escrow credits available to class members who submit a valid claim form by the January 21, 2015 deadline.

Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Filed Alleging That JPMorgan Chase Used Robosigned Affidavits To Obtain Default Judgments Against Thousands Of Credit Card Borrowers

March 13, 2014
A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of credit card customers of JPMorgan Chase against whom Chase obtained default judgments using allegedly robosigned and fraudulent affidavits. The lawsuit, Moya v. JPMorgan Chase & Co., et al., No....

Settlement in Marchbanks Truck Service, Inc. d/b/a Bear Mountain Travel Stop, et. al. v. Comdata Corp., et al., E.D. Pa. No. 07-cv-1078 (JKG)

January 21, 2014
Co-Lead Counsel for a proposed class of over 4,000 independent truck stops and other retail fueling merchants announce settlements of an antitrust lawsuit against Comdata Inc., the leading trucker fleet payment card issuer, and three national truck stop chains for a combined amount of $130 million plus valuable prospective relief.

Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces Class Action And Collective Action Lawsuit Filed Against The Brickman Group, Ltd., LLC Alleging Overtime Violations On Behalf Of Landscaping/Crew Supervisors

December 9, 2013
A class action and collective action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all Supervisors (Landscaping Supervisors, Work Order Supervisors, Crew Supervisors, Irrigation Supervisors, etc.) employed by The Brickman Group, Ltd., LLC.
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