Cases & Investigations
On June 6, 2006, investors in Ernst & Young’s PICO tax shelter represented by Berger Montague brought suit against Ernst & Young, among other defendants in a case captioned Abessinio v. Ernst & Young LLP, et al., 106 Civ. 02777 (LTS) (S.D.N.Y.). Berger Montague and Ernst & Young used a creative structure of a group settlement […]
Berger Montague served as lead counsel in a class action lawsuit against Accordia Life and Annuity Co. and Alliance-One Services, Inc. involving unpaid and delayed commissions to life insurance agents.
Berger Montague serves as lead counsel in a federal securities class action brought against Adams Golf and its top officers and directors in connection with Adams Golf’s initial public offering (the “IPO”) in 1998. The case also names as defendants the underwriters for the IPO.
Berger Montague was appointed co-lead class counsel to represent a class of physicians and other direct purchasers of vaccines from defendant Sanofi Pasteur Inc. (“Sanofi”). Plaintiffs charge that Sanofi has used a network of physician buying groups to implement a web of anticompetitive product bundling agreements.
This lawsuit involved a massive privacy breach, in which insurance company Aetna violated the privacy rights of thousands of its customers by exposing their highly private and confidential information regarding prescriptions for HIV medication.
Berger Montague has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, Inc. on behalf of California consumers who purchased AirPods Max headphones designed, promoted, distributed, warranted, and sold by Apple. The case is Keeley, et al. v. Apple, Inc.
In 2001, the firm, as co-lead counsel, obtained a class settlement for investors of $75 million cash.
Berger Montague has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against medical device manufacturer Allergan to protect women from the harmful Biocell® Textured Breast Implant. The case is Alabama Doe, et al. v. Allergan, Inc., et al.
Berger Montague defended against a claim for approximately $16 million and imposition of a constructive trust, arising out of the purchase of the Latham Hotel in Philadelphia.
On February 16, 2015, Berger Montague filed a class action complaint against health insurer Anthem, Inc. arising from Anthem’s massive data breach. Computer hackers accessed Anthem’s computer servers and stole the personal and financial information of approximately 80 million Anthem customers and other individuals.