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November 2, 2010
Real estate developer Toll Brothers Inc. has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a securities fraud class action accusing the company and several officers and directors of misrepresenting its financial condition during the housing slump. . . . The lead plaintiffs’ attorneys are Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Berger & Montague PC.
October 10, 2010
Class Action Filed Against Northern Trust Investments, N.A. and the Nothern Trust Company Alleging Violations of Fiduciary Duty on Behalf of 401(k) Plans, Pension Plans and Participants
September 28, 2010
An Arizona health care trade association and more than a dozen hospitals have agreed to pay $22 million to settle a class action accusing them of operating a cartel to drive down temporary nurses' wages. . . . The settlement also includes a class of per diem temporary nurses who worked for any of the hospital defendants during the same period.
September 27, 2010
Volkswagen and Audi have agreed to pay sludgerelated maintenance
costs for nearly 480,000 vehicles as part of a proposed settlement
conditionally approved in federal court. The order filed Thursday,
September 23, 2010 by Judge Joseph L. Tauro in Boston,...
September 17, 2010
A federal judge has kept alive claims alleging generics makers Par Pharmaceutical Cos. Inc. and Paddock Laboratories Inc. engaged in sham litigation by agreeing not to release competing versions of Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s testosterone supplement AndroGel. Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued the order Thursday responding to the defendants' requests for clarification on whether he had dismissed those claims in a February ruling.
September 8, 2010
Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to pay $16 million to settle claims by direct purchasers of OxyContin that the drugmaker filed bogus patent litigation to crush generic competition. The direct purchasers' lead plaintiffs filed a motion Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York asking for preliminary approval of the settlement, which covers a class of entities who bought the drug directly from Purdue from Dec. 12, 1995, to Aug. 31, 2010. . . .
August 31, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of
disabled employees of the Social Security Administration has
secured another victory in a class action before the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission. On August 25, 2010, the EEOC...
August 18, 2010
A federal judge has nixed Farmland Foods Inc.'s bid to toss a donning and doffing collective action, finding that personal safety gear worn by hourly workers at a Nebraska meat-processing plant wasn't mere clothing under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
August 13, 2010
The American Antitrust Institute has urged a federal appeals
court to overturn a judge's denial of class certification to a
group of patients alleging Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corp.'s
hospitals abused their monopoly power after a 2000 merger.
August 6, 2010
Main Justice: Politics, Policy and the Law - profiled Of Counsel Daniel R. Miller on August 6, 2010.
June 30, 2010
Berger & Montague, P.C.,
Co-Lead Plaintiffs' counsel in the Brown v. Kinross Gold U.S.A.,
Inc. class action litigation, announced the following:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COUR T
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Brown v. Kinross Gold U.S.A., Inc....
May 25, 2010
Sarah Schalman-Bergen, of counsel with the AIDS Law Project, was co-lead counsel on a case involving TIAA-CREF, a financial services company, which had presented a man's retirement benefits to his ex-wife, instead of his longtime partner who he had named as beneficiary. The court decided that the partner was the lawful beneficiary of all of the man's annuity contracts, and was therefore entitled to the full amount of money in dispute. After a March 29, 2010, mediation, TIAA-CREF paid the partner the full contract amount plus pre- and post-judgment interest, as ordered by the court.
April 28, 2010
Berger & Montague, P.C. Files a Shareholder Derivative Suit Against Isramco, Inc. and its Officers and Directors
April 18, 2010
We are deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden death of our colleague Peter Nordberg, who passed away on April 17, 2010. Peter was only 54 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Mykaila, and four children.
April 2, 2010
In one of the most closely watched antitrust cases on the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania's docket, a federal judge has
refused to dismiss claims that biopharmaceutical giant Cephalon
Inc. established an illegal monopoly for its profitable drug...
March 25, 2010
Settlement Approval Hearing For Adams Golf, Inc. Class Action To Be Held on June 17, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
March 23, 2010
Berger & Montague, P.C. Named Lead Counsel in Revlon Securities Class Action
March 12, 2010
The magistrate judge overseeing a consolidated suit accusing
Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. of failing to pay its employees for
time spent performing tasks off the production line has
conditionally certified one case and approved the distribution of a...
March 10, 2010
On March 10, 2010, Berger & Montague, P.C. was honored as one of this year's recipients of the Chancellor's Award presented by the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program ("VIP").
March 2, 2010
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a $1.8 million settlement between U.S. Remodelers Inc. and a class of about 270 current and former California employees who alleged they were not paid for the all time they worked, were denied meal periods and were not reimbursed for business expenses.
January 13, 2010
The publishers of Law360 have named Berger & Montague
shareholder Lawrence J. Lederer (Securities Law360) to the
editorial boards of two of their daily online newsletters.
Practitioners and others throughout the United States rely on
January 5, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Berger
& Montague, P.C. has filed a class action in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that expands the
proposed class period to include all purchasers of Hemispherx...
January 4, 2010
HSBC Finance Corp. has become the fourth defendant to reach a
tentative deal in an antitrust class action accusing the bank and
several rivals of colluding to force consumers to arbitrate
disputes stemming from their credit card contracts.
January 4, 2010
There's a bounty out
Clark, the winner of 11 straight legal team competitions at the
Philadelphia Bar Association's Annual 5K Run/Walk.
The first registered
Philadelphia Bar Association runner to beat Clark at the 31st
Annual 5K Run/Walk on...
January 1, 2010
Law360's notable employment plaintiffs firms of 2009 saw years of hard work pay off last year, securing big settlements for classes of workers in long-running wage-and-hour and discrimination cases.
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