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Berger & Montague Cases

Brand Advocates Misclassified as Exempt Employees and Paid Unfairly Without Incentive-Based Pay

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former brand advocates who claim they were not paid overtime.

Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $717 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
The firm served as co-lead counsel in this antitrust price-fixing class action on behalf of a class of purchasers of brand name prescription drugs. Following certification of the class by the district court, settlements exceeded $717 million

Bridgestone Firestone, Inc. ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness Tires Products Liab. Litig.

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
The firm filed a complaint that was later consolidated into the master multidistrict litigation (MDL). Claims in the MDL were focused on: (1) products liability claims against Bridgestone/Firestone for faulty tires; and (2) diminution in value (DIV)...

Brown v. Kinross Gold U.S.A. Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $35.7 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
The firm represented lead plaintiffs as co-lead counsel and obtained $29.25 million cash settlement and an additional $6,528,371 in dividends for a gross settlement value of $35,778,371.

Buspirone Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $220 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague was a member of the court-appointed Steering Committee of firms representing the class in this case alleging that Bristol-Myers Squibb ("BMS") monopolized the market for Buspirone ("Buspar"), an anti-anxiety medication.. The class...

California Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Lawsuits

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating whether companies in California that enforce Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) policies are failing to reimburse their employees.

California Itemized Pay Stubs Lawsuits and Required Information for Pay Checks

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague is investigating potential class and collective action lawsuits on behalf of California workers who have not received accurate pay stubs.

California Overtime Labor Law 2016: "Seventh Day" Rule (7 Day Overtime)

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of California employees who worked more than six days in a row without overtime pay.

California Postal Service Worker Lawsuit: Illegal Background Check Issues at USPS

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of anyone who applied to work at the United States Postal Service (USPS) in California between December 2014 and October 2015.

California Vacation Law: Unused Paid Time Off

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of California employees whose workplace has a “use it or lose it” vacation policy or who were not paid for their unused vacation days upon leaving the company.

California Work Breaks Lawsuits (Meal Breaks and Rest Breaks)

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of California workers who were not given proper meal and rest breaks.

Call Option Fraudulent Manipulation

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Commodities & Options , Securities Litigation
We are investigating a widespread fraud that impacts upon the average investor who sells (writes) calls in stocks that pay dividends. If you have sold such calls within the past five (5) years you may call us to discuss.

Campbell Soup Co. Securities Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $35 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
The firm, as co-lead counsel, obtained a settlement of $35 million for the benefit of the class.

Capacitors Antitrust Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Berger & Montague is counsel to a proposed class of direct purchasers of aluminum and tantalum electrolytic capacitors and film capacitors.

Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $20 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague was one of four Co-Lead Counsel in an action alleging price-fixing conduct among the producers of Carbon Black, a product used principally in tires, plastics and ink. The action was filed in 2002 and was settled for $20 million...

Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $53 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague was Co-Trial Counsel in this antitrust class action which settled with the last defendant days prior to trial for total settlements approximating $53 million, plus injunctive relief.

Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $110 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
On November 26, 2002, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan approved a final settlement of this case in which both defendants, Aventis Pharmaceuticals and Andrx Pharmaceuticals, agreed to pay the previously certified class of...

Carreker Corporation Securities Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $5.25 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
Berger & Montague filed a class action suit against Carreker Corporation ("Carreker" or the "Company") and certain of its officers, on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased Carreker common stock from July 30, 1999 to December 10, 2002 (the...

Catfish Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $27 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
The firm was co-trial counsel in this action which settled with the last defendant a week before trial, for total settlements approximating $27 million.

Celebrex (Celecoxib) Antitrust Litigation

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague is counsel to a proposed class of direct purchasers of the anti-inflammatory drug Celebrex (celecoxib).

Centerline Holdings Co.

Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
Berger & Montague serves as co-lead counsel in this action. The Complaint alleges that defendants issued a series of materially false and misleading statements about Centerline's business model and financial condition, including statements...

CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $103 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague, as co-lead counsel, represents a nationwide class of consumers who purchased CertainTeed Fiber Cement WeatherBoard siding or a home or structure with the siding pre-installed. The Class alleges that CertainTeed's siding is defective in that it prematurely cracks, gaps, warps, and peels away from the structure despite being warranted and represented to last for 50 years.

Chabrier v. Wilmington Finance, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $2.9 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement of $2,925,000 on behalf of loan officers who worked in four offices of to resolve claims for unpaid overtime wages. A significant opinion issued in the case is Chabrier v. Wilmington Finance,...

CIGNA Corp Securities Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $93 million
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
The firm, as co-lead counsel, obtained a settlement of $93 million for the benefit of bond and stock purchaser classes.

Citibank and CitiMortgage Force-Placed Insurance Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $122 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
Berger & Montague is Co-Lead Class Counsel of a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York that alleged that Citibank, N.A. and CitiMortgage, Inc. schemed to require certain borrowers to purchase flood insurance in excess of what their mortgage contract and federal law requires.
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