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Robin Blumenfeld Switzenbaum Recognized as Local Litigation Star

September 29, 2017
Berger & Montague shareholder Robin Blumenfeld Switzenbaum has been named a 2018 Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, a publication that covers the litigation and disputes market in North America.

Judge Allows Case to Proceed in MoneyMutual Payday Loans Lawsuit

September 6, 2017
On August 30, 2017, Judge Donovan Frank of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied in large part the defendants’ motion to dismiss in the class action lawsuit Rilley et al. v. MoneyMutual, LLC et al.

Class Certification Granted in Drywall Price-Fixing Case

August 25, 2017
On August 23, 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania certified a class of direct purchasers of drywall in In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation.

Third Circuit Reverses District Court’s Dismissals of Lipitor and Effexor Antitrust Cases

August 23, 2017
On August 21, 2017, the Third Circuit issued an opinion reversing a District Court’s dismissals of two antitrust cases: In re Lipitor Antitrust Litigation (“Lipitor”) and In re Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation (“Effexor”).

Harold Berger and The Berger Synagogue Network Honored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Jewish Learning Venture

June 27, 2017
Since 2008 the Berger Network at Jewish Learning Venture has encouraged and supported over fifty congregations to develop and implement new strategies to engage Jewish families with young children. Now in its 9th year, the network has impacted hundreds of families throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

In re K-Dur Antitrust Lawsuit Settlement

June 6, 2017
This is the settlement webpage for the In re K-Dur Antitrust Lawsuit. Court documents and exhibits can be viewed here.

Berger & Montague, P.C.’s Antitrust Practice Group, Notable Practitioners Ranked in the Chambers USA 2017 Guide

May 26, 2017
Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms.

Judge Harold Berger honored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School

May 24, 2017
Harold Berger 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.”

Berger & Montague, P.C. Shareholder Jon Lambiras Quoted in The Legal Intelligencer re: Data Breach Issues

May 23, 2017
Jon noted that Attorney General involvement in data breach cases has been rare in the past, but may become more common going forward.

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 Class Action Lawsuit Against Ford Motor Company

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.
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