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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.

The Legal Intelligencer Names Berger Montague a 2018 Law Firm Innovator

This is the first year the Intelligencer has bestowed this award, which honors law firms, lawyers, and legal professionals who push the envelope to build their businesses, think outside the box, and have demonstrated an ability to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.

Susan Schneider Thomas, Jonathan DeSantis Published in the University of Dayton Law Review

Two Berger Montague attorneys recently had a law review article published concerning the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The article is entitled “Misguided Meanders: The ‘Trail of Fraud’ under the Public Disclosure Bar of the False Claims Act,” published in 42 Univ. of Dayton Law Rev. 161 (2018).

  • May 31, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Berger Aerospace Law Collection of the Biddle Law Library Honored by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law of the University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Berger Law collection at Penn’s Biddle Law Library represents one of the preeminent collections of printed documents, treatises and expert commentary on aerospace law held by an academic law library of the United States.

Berger & Montague’s Antitrust Practice Group, Notable Practitioners Ranked in the Chambers USA 2018 Guide

Berger & Montague, P.C. is proud to announce that the firm’s antitrust practice group has been recognized in the Chambers USA 2018 Guide in the Antitrust – Pennsylvania category. In addition, Chairman Emeritus & Managing Shareholder Merrill G. Davidoff, Chairman Emeritus & Managing Shareholder H. Laddie Montague, Jr., Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer, and Managing Shareholder David F. Sorensen have been individually recognized for their exceptional antitrust work.

Shareholder Shauna B. Itri to Speak at the American Bar Association’s 12th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement

Ms. Itri’s panel is scheduled for June 13 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and is entitled “Relator’s Perspective.” As the False Claims Act has matured, lawyers who represent whistleblowers have worked to develop best practices for the investigation, initiation, litigation, and settlement or trial of qui tam cases. Ms. Itri and her fellow panelists will discuss the vetting, initiation, and resolution of such cases.

  • May 10, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces Investigation Regarding the University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and Pacific Fertility Center That are Alleged to Have Damaged Patients’ Frozen Eggs and Embryos

Berger & Montague, P.C. has begun an investigation regarding the possible loss of frozen eggs and embryos at the Cleveland-area fertility clinic University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.

Harold Berger Named to the Academic Life Committee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Pennsylvania

Harold Berger was named to the Academic Life Committee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Pennsylvania.

Berger & Montague Attorneys Jon Lambiras and Lane Vines Present Securities Fraud Class Action CLE to Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

On February 6, 2018, Berger & Montague attorneys Jon Lambiras and Lane Vines presented a 2-hour CLE to the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. It was attended by approximately 60 attorneys, CPAs, and fraud investigators.

  • February 6, 2018
  • Securities & Investor Protection
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Tampa’s Largest Ambulance Provider Agrees to Settle Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Berger & Montague and Wenzel Fenton Cabassa for $5.5 Million

Berger & Montague, P.C. and Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. of Tampa are pleased to announce that AmeriCare Ambulance Service, Inc. and its sister company, AmeriCare ALS, Inc., agreed to pay $5.5 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by both firms on behalf of their client. The lawsuit alleges that AmeriCare defrauded the government by billing Medicare for thousands of medically unnecessary services.

  • January 30, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Berger & Montague, P.C. Whistleblower Team Leads Second Largest Ever False Claims Act Dental Case, Recovering More Than $23.9 Million

Benevis, LLC and 133 affiliated Kool Smiles dental clinics have agreed to pay more than $23.9 million to the federal government and various state Medicaid programs to settle a series of False Claims Act lawsuits alleging that fraudulent and harmful dental procedures were performed on children in order to maximize profits. This is the second largest False Claims Act whistleblower recovery against a dental provider in U.S. history.

  • January 10, 2018
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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