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Our reputation as a national leader in the field of prosecuting class action, commercial litigation, and qui tam cases makes headlines and shapes precedent across the country.Major media outlets and industry publications regularly consult Berger Montague lawyers as knowledgeable and insightful sources to comment on regulation, legislation, precedent-setting cases, and industry developments.To learn about the most recent activities of the firm and its attorneys, read on. If you are a member of the news media seeking to develop a story concerning a legal subject or newsworthy case, please contact Katherine Nolen at (215) 875-3042 or knolen@bm.net.

H. Laddie Montague Jr. Inducted to American Antitrust Institute’s Inaugural Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame; Caitlin G. Coslett Honored for Outstanding Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer

Berger Montague is thrilled to announce that Chairman Emeritus H. Laddie Montague Jr. has been inducted to the American Antitrust Institute’s inaugural Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame. He is one of only two inductees. In addition, AAI honored Shareholder Caitlin G. Coslett for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer” for her work in In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation.

Government Intervenes in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Berger Montague Against Texas Cardiovascular Center

Berger Montague is pleased to announce that the government has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by shareholder Shauna Itri, along with co-counsel, against a cardiovascular center in Texas. The lawsuit alleges that the cardiologist group defrauded the government by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services.

  • October 15, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Firm Chair Sherrie R. Savett and Managing Shareholder Shanon J. Carson Named Best of the Bar by Philadelphia Business Journal

Berger Montague is proud to announce that Firm Chair Sherrie R. Savett and Managing Shareholder Shanon J. Carson have been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2018 Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers.

Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer to Speak at 12th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference in Washington, D.C.

Berger Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer will deliver the Welcome and Overview Address and speak on a panel at American Antitrust Institute’s (“AAI”) 12th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference. The conference will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

$750,000 Settlement Reached in Grant Fraud Lawsuit Against Texas A&M University Research Foundation

Berger Montague is pleased to announce that the Texas A&M University Research Foundation has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve grant fraud claims under the False Claims Act. These claims were filed more than five years ago by two Research Foundation employees who worked in the compliance area.

  • September 17, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Berger Montague Scores Florida’s Largest Healthcare Fraud Settlement of 2017

Berger Montague is pleased to announce that TopVerdict.com has recognized one of Shareholder Daniel Miller’s qui tam cases as the largest healthcare fraud settlement in Florida in 2017. The case is United States of America and the State of Florida ex rel. Theodore A. Schiff, M.D. v. Gary L. Marder, D.O. et al., and resulted in a stipulated consent final judgment of $18 million, which was later satisfied by a payment of $5.2 million.

  • September 11, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Harold Berger Receives National Lifetime Achievement Award From Marquis Who’s Who

Harold Berger has received a National Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. This award recognizes “individuals who have achieved distinction in their profession or industry and have excelled for a period of over 20 years.” Recipients of the award must have been selected for listing in a […]

$4 Million Settlement Reached in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Against Tampa Dermatologist Practice

Today the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that a settlement was reached in a qui tam whistleblower suit under the False Claims Act captioned United States of America and the State of Florida ex rel. T.A.S., M.D. v. Robert A. Norman, D.O., et al., No. 8:15-cv-1506-T-23AEP.

  • August 28, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Berger Montague Investigating Class Action Claims Against Tesla, Inc. and Elon Musk

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) and CEO Elon Musk (“Musk”) are accused of federal securities law violations in a class action filed on behalf of purchasers or sellers of TSLA securities during the Class Period of August 7, 2018 to August 14, 2018, inclusive, which extends the class period in an earlier filed case.

  • August 27, 2018
  • Securities & Investor Protection
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Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer Named Lawyer of the Year, Six Additional Shareholders Named Best Lawyers

Berger Montague is proud to announce that Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer was named Antitrust “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia by his peers, as decided by Best Lawyers. In addition, Cramer and six of the firm’s attorneys were also recognized by Best Lawyers in “The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Edition” in their respective practice areas.

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