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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.
April 3, 2019 News

Sherrie R. Savett Speaks at Practising Law Institute’s “Securities Litigation 2019: From Investigation to Trial” Program

On April 1, 2019, Chair Emeritus & Managing Shareholder Sherrie R. Savett spoke on a panel at the Practising Law Institute’s (“PLI”) Securities Litigation 2019: From Investigation to Trial program in New York City. Ms. Savett—along with Berger Montague Shareholder Phyllis M. Parker—also co-authored an article for the program that was published in PLI’s Corporate Law and Practice Course Handbook Series. The article is titled “After the Fall—A Plaintiff’s Perspective.”
March 28, 2019 News

Berger Montague Files Class Action Lawsuit Against The Glen Mills Schools on Behalf of Abused Children

Berger Montague PC, a national class action and complex litigation law firm, and famed civil rights attorney David Rudovsky of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin, LLC, have joined together to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former students of The Glen Mills Schools who were physically and mentally abused while residing under the care of the School.
March 28, 2019 False Claims Act Legal News

Duke University Settles Research Fraud False Claims Act Allegations for $112.5 Million

On March 25, 2019, the Department of Justice announced a large settlement with Duke University for False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations related to fraud in connection with federal grants. Duke will pay the government $112.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the FCA through the submission of various applications […]
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