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Sanofi Vaccine Customers Obtain Class Certification

On September 30, 2015, U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo granted class certification to over 26,000 pediatricians, medical practices, vaccine distributors, and health systems that purchased meningitis vaccines from defendant Sanofi Pasteur Inc. The court simultaneously denied Sanofi’s motion to exclude plaintiffs’ class experts following a three-day Daubert hearing that was held earlier in September.

Third False Claims Act Settlement for Medically Unnecessary Stent and Cardiac Procedures at Tennessee Hospitals

In a False Claims Act case in which the United States declined to intervene, Berger Montague announces that Regional Hospital of Jackson, Tennessee, has agreed to pay $510,000 to resolve claims arising from medically unnecessary stent and other cardiac procedures performed by one of its interventional cardiologists.

  • July 10, 2015
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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AstraZeneca, Cephalon, and Biogen Idec to Pay $55.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Made By Whistleblower Ronald Streck

Berger Montague, a full-spectrum class action and complex civil litigation law firm with one of the largest and most successful whistleblower practices in the U.S, joined co-counsel Faruqi and Faruqi, LLP in settling three separate but related whistleblower lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Cephalon, Inc., and Biogen, Inc., for a total of $55.5 million, plus statutory fees.

  • July 7, 2015
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Appellate Victory for Class in $1B Plutonium Contamination Suit Against Dow Chemical Co. and the Former Rockwell International Corp.

On a second trip to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Plaintiffs secured a victory in Merilyn Cook et al. v. Rockwell International Corporation et al., case number 14-1112, with the case being sent back to the district court, which in 2008, ordered the companies to pay a total of $926 million in damages, including $549 million in prejudgment interest due to extensive pre-trial delays.

Berger Montague Ranked in The Legal 500’s 2015 Guide

Berger Montague is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked as a Top-Tier Firm for Antitrust: Civil Litigation and Class Actions in the United States by The Legal 500. Since its founding in 1970, Berger Montague has litigated many of the most significant civil antitrust cases alleging price fixing and monopoly abuse.

2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Berger Montague would like to congratulate the 27 attorneys who have been named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters. Employment Law Chair Shanon Carson was also listed in the Top 100 Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania and the Top 100 Super Lawyers of Philadelphia.

Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Berger Montague’s Antitrust Practice and 4 Attorneys

Berger Montague is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked Band 2 by Chambers USA for Antitrust in Pennsylvania. Since its founding in 1970, Berger Montague has litigated many of the most significant civil antitrust cases alleging price fixing and monopoly abuse.

Berger Montague Announces False Claims Act Settlement for Medically Unnecessary Stent and Cardiac Procedures

In a False Claims Act case in which the United States declined to intervene, Berger Montague announces that Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of Jackson, Tennessee, has agreed to pay $1,328,465 to resolve claims arising from medically unnecessary stent and other cardiac procedures performed by one of its interventional cardiologists.

  • May 7, 2015
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower
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Counsel for Plaintiffs: $36 Million Settlement Has Been Reached With Northern Trust Company and Northern Trust Investments, N.A.

The lawsuit alleges that Northern Trust breached its duties to retirement plans and their participants and beneficiaries. According to Plaintiffs, Northern Trust imprudently invested collateral received from securities lending activities and, in addition, charged impermissibly high fees.

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