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Berger & Montague Cases

Lawsuit Investigation: Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of people who underwent surgery that involved a Stockert 3T heater-cooler system and developed an infection as a result of the device.

Lawsuit Investigation: Tax Liens

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of anyone who has paid off a tax lien within the last two years.

Lawsuit Investigation: Travel Time Compensation

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of workers who travel between jobsites without pay.

Lawsuit Investigation: Unpaid Overtime for Escrow Officers and Agents

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of escrow officers and agents who were denied overtime pay.

Lawsuit Investigation: Unpaid Overtime for Financial Advisor Trainees

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of financial advisor trainees who did not receive overtime pay.

Lawsuit Investigation: Unpaid Overtime for Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of real estate appraisers and assessors who did not receive overtime pay.

Lawsuit Investigation: Unpaid Overtime for Supermarket Managers

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of supermarket managers who did not receive accurate overtime pay.

Lawsuit Investigation: Unpaid Overtime for Travel Nurses

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of travel nurses who experienced unfair and illegal wage practices.

Lawsuit Investigation: Unpaid Training

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of workers who were not paid for training time. This violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Lawsuit Investigations: Illegal Tip Pooling in the Restaurant Industry

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of workers in the restaurant service industry who are forced to share their tips with managers, janitors, dishwashers, cooks, bouncers, or other non-tipped employees. This type of tip pooling is illegal.

Lequita Dennard v. Transamerica

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $3.8 million
Practice Area(s): ERISA & Employee Benefits
In October 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa approved a $3.8 million settlement on behalf of current and former Transamerica Corp. employees who claimed the company did not live up to its fiduciary duty under ERISA with its 401(k) plan.

Linerboard Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $202 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague was one of a small group of court-appointed Executive Committee members who led this nationwide class action against producers of linerboard. The complaint alleged that the defendants conspired to reduce production of linerboard...

Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation

Berger & Montague has filed a case on behalf of direct purchasers of liquid aluminum sulfate—a chemical used to remove contaminants from water—alleging that liquid aluminum sulfate producers conspired to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate customers from at least 1997 until at least July 2010.

LNR Property Corp. Shareholders Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $4.9 million
Practice Area(s): Corporate Governance & Shareholder Rights
Berger & Montague represented lead plaintiff as lead counsel in going private litigation and obtained $4.9 million settlement.

Lumber Liquidators Class Action Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague, P.C., has filed consumer protection class action lawsuits against Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. and several of its subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The lawsuits allege that the company has sold dangerously defective wood laminate flooring products and engineered wood flooring products produced in China containing unacceptably high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Lumber Liquidators has manufactured and sold these laminate and engineered flooring products under the “Dream Home” brand name.

Lyons v. Litton Loan Servicing LP Lawsuit

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
Berger & Montague has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging that Litton Loan Servicing LP, Ocwen Financial Corporation and Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. schemed to require their mortgage borrowers to buy force-placed insurance while taking kickbacks from the insurers.

Magna International Inc.

Status:Securities - 60 day window open
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation

MAKO Surgical Corporation

Status:Securities - 60 day window open
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation

Maloney v. IndyMac Mortgage Services, OneWest Bank Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
Berger & Montague filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California alleging that OneWest Financial/IndyMac Mortgage Services requires certain borrowers to purchase flood insurance in excess of what their mortgage contract and federal law requires.

Manipulative Options Trading Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
Berger & Montague, P.C. has filed a class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of all persons who held short call option positions on “in the money” call options contracts on dividend paying stocks and exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) and who were adversely affected by Defendants’ manipulation of the options markets prior to the ex-dividend date on such securities from February 6, 2010 through the present (the “Class Period”).

Marchbanks Truck Service Inc., et al. v. Comdata Network, Inc., et al.

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague managing shareholder Eric L. Cramer and shareholder Andrew C. Curley were co-lead counsel for a Settlement Class of approximately 6,500 independent truck stops and other retail fueling facilities in a long-running antitrust lawsuit...

Marrero v. Fifth Third Bank Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
On November 2, 2011, Berger & Montague filed a Complaint in Illinois state court alleging the Fifth Third Bancorp failed to compensate its loan officers for their overtime.

Martinez v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: Confidential
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague represented a collective of employees at Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.'s Schuyler, Nebraska plant. The complaint alleged that Cargill, with the exception of the payment to some employees of a minute or two per day as a matter of...

Master Key Antitrust Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $21 million
Practice Area(s): Antitrust
Berger & Montague filed this antitrust suit on behalf of the City of Philadelphia and served as one of the co-lead counsel in this litigation. Plaintiffs alleged that four manufacturers of master key systems violated Section 1 of the Sherman...

McGee v. Fifth Third Bancorp Lawsuit

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Securities Litigation
Berger & Montague, P.C. Files Class Action Suit On Behalf Of Former First Charter Corp. Shareholders Who Acquired Fifth Third Bancorp. Stock In Merger PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 12, 2008, (PRNEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C....
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