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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.

Revlon

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

Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces Approval of Settlement Allocation Plan of $99 Million in Case Against PHLX and Six Major Investment Firms on Behalf of Class A Shareholders

July 8, 2008
Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces Approval of Settlement Allocation Plan of $99 Million in Case Against PHLX and Six Major Investment Firms on Behalf of Class A Shareholders

Hacked

June 30, 2008
This is a case study regarding the theft of millions of consumers' personal information in a highly complex and dramatic criminal data breach.

American Business Financial Services

May 8, 2008
American Buisness Financial Services, Inc. Noteholders Litigation Information Available to Potential Class Members

Court to Notify Those Who Made a Purchase or a Return at a TJX Store about a Class Action Settlement

February 29, 2008
A notification program began today in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, to alert people who made a purchase or return to a TJX store about a proposed settlement reached with The TJX Companies, Inc. and Fifth Third Bancorp "Defendants") in a class action lawsuit against them about the computer system intrusions into personal and financial information at TJX retail stores. The settlement provides benefits to those shoppers who may have been damaged in some way.
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