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33 Berger Montague Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Each year, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations that are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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

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 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 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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$125 Million Settlement Reached in Drywall Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Berger Montague is pleased to announce that on December 29, 2017, affiliates of American Gypsum Co., National Gypsum Co., and PABCO Building Products LLC agreed to pay a class of drywall direct purchasers $125 million to settle price-fixing allegations. This latest settlement brings the total amount of settlements for the class to $190.7 million.

Berger Montague Names Sherrie R. Savett the Firm’s First Chairwoman, Promotes Two Attorneys to Shareholder

Berger Montague has selected Sherrie R. Savett to serve as Chairwoman of the firm in 2018. Ms. Savett is the first woman to hold the chair position in Berger Montague’s 48-year history. The firm also promoted two attorneys, Ellen T. Noteware and Caitlin G. Coslett, to shareholder status.

INVESTOR ALERT: Berger Montague Announces Investigation of Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC, Woodbridge Structured Funding, LLC, RS Protection Trust, WMF Management, LLC and Robert H. Shapiro

Berger Montague, has announced an investigation into an alleged $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by Robert H. Shapiro through Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC, Woodbridge Structured Funding, LLC, RS Protection Trust and WMF Management, LLC. According to the SEC, Shapiro operated Woodbridge Group of Companies as a Ponzi scheme bilking investors out of as much as $1.2 billion.

  • December 22, 2017
  • Securities & Investor Protection
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Berger Montague Announces Investigation of Behavioral Recognition Systems Inc., Now Known as Giant Gray, Inc., and Ex-CEO Ray C. Davis

Berger Montague announced today that the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Behavioral Recognition Systems Inc. and its ex-CEO, Ray C. Davis, of federal securities law violations in an action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The SEC lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired BRS securities between January 2013 and July 2015.

  • December 19, 2017
  • Securities & Investor Protection
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Whistleblower Defeats Motion to Dismiss in Lawsuit Alleging Defective Defibrillators

Late yesterday, Judge Joan N. Ericksen denied in its entirety Boston Scientific Corporation’s motion to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit involving allegedly defective cardiac defibrillators. The case will now move into discovery.

  • December 14, 2017
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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