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If you are a member of the news media, an established news blogger, or a news or feature producer seeking to develop a story concerning a legal subject or newsworthy case, please visit our For The Media page. Home > Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Suit in Provigil Antitrust Case

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...

Settlement Approval Hearing For Adams Golf, Inc. Class Action

March 25, 2010
Settlement Approval Hearing For Adams Golf, Inc. Class Action To Be Held on June 17, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Berger & Montague, P.C. Named Lead Counsel in Revlon Securities Class Action

March 23, 2010
Berger & Montague, P.C. Named Lead Counsel in Revlon Securities Class Action

Cargill Line Workers Certified In Consolidated FLSA Suit

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...

Berger & Montague, P.C. Honored with Philadelphia VIP’s Chancellor Award

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").

US Remodelers Settles Wage Class Action For $1.8M

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.

Berger & Montague Attorney Named to Law360 Editorial Boards

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 Law360...

Berger & Montague, P.C., Files Class Action Against Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. Extending the End of the Class Period to December 1, 2009

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...

HSBC Settles In Arbitration Clause Antitrust Action

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. ... "We're...

Defeat Champ, Win $200 at Bar 5K May 16

January 4, 2010
There's a bounty out onNeill W. 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...

Employment Plaintiffs Firms Of The Year

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.

"Benchmark Litigation 2010" Recognizes Robin Switzenbaum Of Berger & Montague, P.C. As Local Litigation Star In Pennsylvania

January 1, 2010
Attorney Robin Switzenbaum of Berger & Montague, P.C. has been recognized as a "Local Litigation Star" in the area of securities litigation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 2010 Edition of Benchmark Litigation. A publication of Euromoney Institutional Investor/Legal Media Group, this definitive guide to U.S. leading law firms and attorneys is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation. It recommends law firms and lawyers only after extensive face-to-face and telephone interviews with the nation's leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Firms cannot pay to be recommended.

Sherrie Savett Appears on Panel of Leading Women Mentors

January 1, 2010
Sherrie R. Savett, chair of the Berger & Montague securities litigation department and a managing principal, appeared on a June 30 Philadelphia Bar Association Women in the Profession panel on mentoring, along with Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Sandra Mazer Moss.


December 31, 2009
Berger & Montague, P.C. Files a Class Action against Revlon, Inc. and Certain of its Officers and Directors

Bank of America

December 15, 2009
Settlement Reached with Bank of America in Case Accusing Credit Card Companies of Colluding on Arbitration Terms

Plaintiffs File Nationwide Collective Action Against McDonald's Corporation Alleging Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act Affecting All Assistant Managers

November 17, 2009
Lawsuit Claims That Assistant Managers at McDonald's More Than 2,000 Corporate-Owned Restaurants Must Train, Cook and Clean Without Overtime Pay PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An amended collective action complaint has been filed in...

Plaintiffs File Class Action Against First Student, Inc. Alleging Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and State Laws on Behalf of Bus Drivers and Dispatchers

August 5, 2009
Plaintiffs File Class Action Against First Student, Inc. Alleging Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and State Laws on Behalf of Bus Drivers and Dispatchers. The Lawsuit Claims That Bus Drivers and Dispatchers at First Student, Inc.'s Terminal in Little Rock,Arkansas Are Forced to Work 'Off-The-Clock' and Without Overtime Pay

Piercing the Veil: Using Microfinance Initiatives to Promote Female Entrepreneurship in Muslim Countries

June 1, 2009
This paper argues that microfinance initiatives are an attractive aid mechanism to promote gender equality in Muslim countries because such initiatives both alleviate poverty and provide women with economic empowerment without violating Muslim customary...

Signature Aluminum

April 14, 2009
Plaintiffs File Class Action Against Signature Aluminum, Inc., FKAWXP, Inc., Atlantic Aluminum, LLC and Temroc Metal, Inc. Alleging Violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act

Plaintiffs File Class Action Against Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. Alleging Violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act

March 13, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers, LLP and Berger & Montague, P.C. have filed a class action lawsuit in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California,...

Two Lawsuits Claim That Employees Of U.S Remodelers, Inc. Who Install Kitchen Cabinets Purchased At Home Depot Must Work Without Overtime Pay

February 25, 2009
Plaintiffs File Two Class Actions Against U.S. Remodelers, Inc. Alleging Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and State Laws on Behalf of All of Its Installer Employees

Berger & Montague, P.C. Successfully Defends Its Plan of Allocation for Distribution of Settlement Proceeds on Behalf of Former Class A Shareholders of PHLX

February 5, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Berger & Montague, P.C. on behalf of the former Class A shareholders of the PHLX successfully defended its plan of allocation for distribution of settlement proceeds in an opinion issued by the Supreme...

What Price Your Pet, or Peace of Mind?

October 6, 2008
Sherrie Savett has been busy putting price tags on unusual losses, including credit card holders' fear of identity theft and beloved family pets, whose worth can't be measured in dollars. The task demands flexibility, creativity and a careful calculation of the risks of a trial, said Savett, chairwoman of Philadelphia-based Berger & Montague's securities litigation department.

American Business Financial Services, Inc.

October 2, 2008
American Business Financial Services, Inc. Noteholders Litigation Settlement Hearing Annouced

Fifth Third

August 12, 2008
Berger & Montague, P.C. Files Class Action Suit on Behalf of Former First Charter Corp. Shareholders Who Acquired Fifth Third Bancorp. Stock in Merger
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