Cases & Investigations
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) claims against Ford for the falling value of Ford Explorers.
Berger Montague represented a putative nationwide class of homeowners who experienced problems with their GAF Timberline Shingles.
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.
Berger Montague filed a nationwide class action against Uponor, Inc. alleging that the company’s brass PEX fittings (Model 1960) were defective because they were made of a material that is unsuitable for use in domestic plumbing systems.
Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel in two nationwide class action lawsuits against NIBCO, claiming that their cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plumbing tubes and component parts were substandard and failed earlier than consumers anticipated.
The law office of Berger Montague filed a class action lawsuit against Nissan North America for the malfunction of the Continuously Variable Transmission (“CVT”) in Nissan’s 2013 and 2014 Pathfinder vehicles. The malfunction involves a “shuddering” or extreme vibration when driving the vehicle, which poses a risk of damage or injury.
In 2003, Berger Montague filed a class action suit against American Isuzu Motors, Inc. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. on behalf of purchasers or lessees of 1998 and 1999 Isuzu Amigo and Rodeo automobiles who incurred economic damages in connection with accidents caused by the alleged failure of the vehicles’ anti-lock brake system (“ABS”).
Berger Montague served as one of plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel in this multidistrict class action suit that sought to redress the harm resulting from the manufacture and sale of contaminated dog and cat food. Certain defendants recalled wheat gluten and/or rice protein concentrate supplied for the manufacture of pet food and pet treat products, as well as pet food and treats that may have been manufactured with recalled wheat gluten and/or rice protein concentrate for sale to consumers in the United States and in Canada.
Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel in litigation brought on behalf of a nationwide class under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. The case involved 1997-1999 Audi A4 vehicles equipped with 1.8 liter turbocharged engines.
Berger Montague and its co-counsel initiated an action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against defendants Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Volkswagen of America, Inc. d/b/a Audi of America, Inc.