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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.

Berger Montague Named 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers by The National Law Journal

Berger Montague is proud to announce that the firm has been named 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers by The National Law Journal in two award categories: “Environmental Protection” for the firm’s work in Cook v. Rockwell International Corporation and “Privacy/Data Breach” for the firm’s work in Beckett v. Aetna, Inc., et al.

  • December 10, 2018
  • Environment & Public Health
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Covidien LP Agrees to Settle Medicare Fraud Lawsuit for $13 Million

Berger Montague is pleased to announce that Covidien LP agreed to pay $13 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by Shareholder Shauna Itri on behalf of her client in November 2015. The lawsuit alleges that the Defendant used a post-market registry to pay kickbacks to hospitals and institutions to induce them to use the Defendant’s medical device.

  • December 5, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Plaintiffs in Pending Class Action Lawsuit Against UFC Postpone December Information Session for Proposed Class Members

The Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs’ Counsel in the pending class action lawsuit against the UFC have postponed the information session for members of the proposed class that was scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on December 5, 2018, at the law offices of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. Plaintiffs’ Counsel will provide a new date for the class member information session after December 14.

Berger Montague Named 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

Berger Montague is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes collecting client and lawyer evaluations, gathering peer reviews from leading attorneys in the field, and reviewing additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

$43.5 Million Class Action Settlement Announced Regarding Certain NIBCO PEX 1006 Tubing, F1807 Fittings, and Stainless Steel Clamps

NIBCO and Plaintiffs announce that they have reached a $43.5 million settlement to resolve two nationwide class action lawsuits related to NIBCO’s PEX 1006 tubing that NIBCO manufactured from January 2005 through August 2012, as well as the F1807 yellow brass fittings and stainless steel clamps that were used with NIBCO’s PEX 1006 tubing.

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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