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Berger & Montague Cases

School Bus Driver Unpaid Wage Lawsuits

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague is currently investigating the pay practices of school transportation companies across the country. There are companies who are not paying school bus drivers for their pre- and post-shift work, which violates federal labor law.

Sepracor Inc. Securities Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $52.5 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
The firm, as co-lead counsel, obtained a settlement of $52.5 million for the benefit of bond and stock purchaser classes.

SEPTA 30th Street Station Subway/Elevated Crash Class Action

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $3.03 million
Practice Area(s): Environmental & Mass Tort
Berger & Montague represented a class of 220 persons asserting injury in a subway crash. Despite a statutory cap of $1 million on damages recovery from the public carrier, and despite a finding of sole fault of the public carrier in the...

Shareholder’s Securities Lawsuit Investigation of Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN)

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
Berger & Montague, P.C., a national class action law firm, announces it is investigating potential securities claims on behalf of investors and shareholders of Patriot National (NYSE: PN) resulting from allegations that Patriot National may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.

Sheppard v. Weatherford International, LLC Lawsuit

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Class action and collective action filed against Weatherford International, LLC f/k/a Weatherford International, Inc. and Precision Energy Services, Inc. on behalf of employees who were paid a salary plus day rate, alleging that Weatherford and Precision's overtime pay policy violated the FLSA and state law.

Silver v. UICI

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $16 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
The firm, as co-lead counsel, obtained a settlement resulting in a fund of $16 million for the class.

Smith v. Scientific Drilling International, Inc. Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Class action and collective action filed against Scientific Drilling International, Inc. on behalf of employees who were paid a salary plus day rate, alleging that Scientific Drilling's overtime pay policy violated the FLSA and state law.

Smith v. United American

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $30 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this multi-state class action against United American Insurance Company, Farm & Ranch Healthcare, Inc. and Heartland Alliance of America Association concerning the allegedly...

Sobel et al. v. The Hertz Corp. Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
This lawsuit is about a line item on Hertz Corp. price quotes and contracts called an "airport concession recovery fee." These fees typically represented 10% to 11.5% of the total cost to rent a car from Hertz. The Court has ruled that Hertz violated...

Sotheby's Holding, Inc. Securities Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $70 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
The firm, as lead counsel obtained a $70 million settlement, of which $30 million was contributed, personally, by an individual defendant

Spencer v. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $72.5 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this national class action against The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Spencer v. Hartford...

State of California v. Schering-Plough Corporation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $21.3 million
Practice Area(s): Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Attorneys
On December 17, 2009, Schering-Plough Corporation (now known as Merck & Co.) agreed to pay $21.3 million to settle qui tam allegations that it knowingly inflated the prices of its drugs, causing California's Medicaid Program, Medi-Cal, to overpay...

State of Connecticut Tobacco Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $3.6 billion
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague was one of three firms to represent the State of Connecticut in a separate action in state court against the tobacco companies. The case was litigated separate from the coordinated nationwide actions. Although eventually...

State of Florida v. Dey

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $6.5 million
Practice Area(s): Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Attorneys
The State of Florida recently settled a whistleblower case against three pharmaceutical manufacturers and their corporate affiliates. The case, which was originally filed by a whistleblower represented by the Whistleblower / Qui Tam Group, involved...

Steel Antitrust Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague is counsel in this case filed on behalf of a proposed class of direct purchasers of steel products. Steel products include all products derived from raw steel and sold by the defendants. The defendants are the dominant steel...

Suboxone (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone) Antitrust Litigation

Status:Pending
Berger & Montague represents a proposed class of direct purchasers alleging an illegal scheme to delay the entry of generic Suboxone.

Sunbeam Inc. Securities Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $141 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
As co-lead counsel, the firm obtained a settlement on behalf of investors of $141 million in the action against Sunbeam's outside accounting firm and Sunbeam's officers.

Takata Airbag Case and Recall: Products Liability Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague is investigating a potential class action lawsuit suit against Takata Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of airbags used by auto manufacturers. According to documents filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ("NHTSA"), certain airbags made by Takata may improperly rupture, burst, or explode, causing serious injuries to vehicle occupants. The faulty airbags have been installed in vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.

TAMKO Roofing Shingles Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague has filed a lawsuit against TAMKO, alleging that their “Heritage” fiberglass roofing shingles are defective.

Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $74 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague served as a member of the Executive Committee representing a class of direct purchasers of the brand-name drug Hytrin, a prescription drug used to treat hypertension. Plaintiffs alleged that Abbott entered into separate agreements...

TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $473 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague, P.C. served on the Plaintiffs' executive committee in In re TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation, a class action lawsuit against the world's leading manufacturers of Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Displays (TFT-LCDs) and products...

The City of Hialeah Employees' Retirement System v. Toll Brothers Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $25 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
Plaintiffs alleged Defendant Toll Brothers Inc. made misleading statements between December 2004 and November 2005 regarding its current and future conditions and failed to disclose adverse developments that were negatively affecting the business. ...

The Drexel Burnham Lambert Group, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $2 billion
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
The firm was appointed co-counsel for a mandatory non-opt-out class consisting of all claimants who had filed billions of dollars in securities litigation-related proofs of claim against The Drexel Burnham Lambert Group, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries....

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. "ERISA" Litigation

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): ERISA & Employee Benefits
This action asserted that during the Class Period (beginning April 15, 1998) Goodyear and the fiduciaries charged with responsibility for Goodyear's 401(k) Plan failed prudently and loyally to manage the Plan in the best interests of the Plan and the...

The JPMorgan Chase Force-Placed Flood Insurance Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $22.1 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
Berger & Montague is co-lead counsel in this litigation against JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. ("Chase"). On December 17, 2013, the parties moved for preliminary approval of a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for...
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