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June 4, 2019 News

Berger Montague Named a 2019 “Elite Trial Lawyers” Finalist in Four Practice Areas by The National Law Journal

Berger Montague is proud to announce that the Firm has been named a 2019 “Elite Trial Lawyers” finalist by The National Law Journal in four areas of law – Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Pharmaceutical Litigation, and Product Liability. The winners for each category will be announced at the Elite Trial Lawyers Awards Reception on July 18, 2019, at Lotte New York Palace in New York City.
June 3, 2019 News

Berger Montague Sponsors Local Middle School in National Liberty Museum’s Young Heroes Outreach Program

For the 2018-2019 school year, Berger Montague sponsored southwest Philadelphia’s Tilden Middle School so students could participate in the National Liberty Museum’s Young Heroes Outreach Program (“YHOP”), a year-long civics and leadership education program for grades 4-8. The program culminated at the Young Heroes Impact Celebration on May 30, 2019 at Temple University.
June 3, 2019 False Claims Act Information

What is an Organizational Relator?

Under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), an organizational relator is a person with knowledge – typically a current or former employee – of a company involved in defrauding the federal government. The FCA incentivizes relators to come forward and report fraudulent activity by enabling the relator to claim a portion […]
May 30, 2019 News

Berger Montague Named Tier 1 Antitrust Law Firm in The Legal 500 United States 2019; Eric L. Cramer, H. Laddie Montague Jr., and Caitlin G. Coslett Win Additional Awards

Berger Montague is proud to announce that the Firm has been named a Tier 1 Law Firm in the Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff division of The Legal 500 United States 2019. In addition, Chairman Eric L. Cramer and Chair Emeritus & Of Counsel H. Laddie Montague Jr. were both named “Leading Lawyers” in the Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff category, while Shareholder Caitlin G. Coslett was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” in that category as well.
May 30, 2019 Commodities Futures Trading Fraud

The CFTC Whistleblower Program

What is the CFTC? The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is an independent government agency that regulates US futures and options markets. The CFTC’s Division of Enforcement investigates violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and other CFTC regulations, including fraud, market manipulation, disruptive trading practices, and trade practice […]
May 24, 2019 News

25 Berger Montague Attorneys Named 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Berger Montague is proud to announce that Thomson Reuters has named its Chairman, Eric L. Cramer, and one of its Managing Shareholders, Shanon J. Carson, “Top 100” Super Lawyers for both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, and that 25 of the Firm’s attorneys have been deemed 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in their respective practice areas.
May 20, 2019 SEC Fraud

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (also known as “SOX” and the Corporate Responsibility Act of 2002) in response to high-profile financial scandals in the early 2000s involving publicly traded companies such as Tyco, WorldCom and Enron, which called into question the trustworthiness of corporate financial statements. Its goal is to […]
May 15, 2019 False Claims Act Legal News

United States Supreme Court Unanimously Applies Extended Statute of Limitations under False Claims Act Favorably to Relators

As readers of this blog well know, the False Claims Act allows individuals who become aware of fraud committed against the federal government to bring a lawsuit on the government’s behalf. Although there are a variety of restrictions, the whistleblower (also called a relator) files the case under seal, allowing […]
May 7, 2019 News

H. Laddie Montague Jr. Named a 2019 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar by Law360

Berger Montague is proud to announce that Law360 has named Chair Emeritus & Of Counsel H. Laddie Montague Jr. a 2019 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar. He is one of only ten plaintiffs bar attorneys to receive this prestigious honor.
April 26, 2019 News

Berger Montague’s Antitrust Practice Group, Department Co-Chairs Ranked in Chambers USA 2019

Berger Montague is proud to announce that the Firm’s antitrust practice group has been recognized in Chambers USA 2019 in the Antitrust – Pennsylvania category as a Band 1 law firm.
April 26, 2019 False Claims Act Legal News

Court Ruling Supports Employee Use of Company Documents to Report Alleged Fraud

In an April 2019 opinion from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the court denied a company’s motion to require its employee to return all documents the employee had taken for purposes of reporting a suspected fraud to the government. In United States ex rel. Behnke v. CVS Caremark Corp., No. […]
April 9, 2019 News

Berger Montague Wins Two Awards in Legal Intelligencer’s 2019 Professional Excellence Awards Series

Chair Emeritus & Managing Shareholder Sherrie R. Savett has been named a 2019 Distinguished Leader, and the entire firm was named 2019 Class Action Litigation Department of the Year. Each year, The Legal Intelligencer’s Professional Excellence Awards honor Pennsylvania law firms and attorneys who have made a significant, positive impact on the legal profession.
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