Because of the nature of our practice, Zwerling Schachter is routinely in the news. What follows is a list of links including: press release; media appearances, articles and publications as well as events and seminars relating to the firm and its attorneys.
Timing Is Key In Juul-Altria Arbitration Row With Buyers
A California federal judge offered a mixed bag in oral arguments Wednesday for consumers trying to avoid arbitration for antitrust claims against e-cigarette maker Juul and former rival Altria
North Pacific Seafoods to pay nearly $2 million over labor violation lawsuit
Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Defendant has agreed to pay a gross Dlass Settlement Fund of $1.9 million in cash, in exchange for customary releases
$16.25 Million Elder Abuse Settlement with Aegis Senior Communities
Aegis Living says it has agreed to the $16.25 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging that staffing decisions were based on budgets rather than resident care needs
Allergan Inks $30M Deal With Restasis Buyers In Antitrust Suit
Allergan has struck a $30 million deal with buyers of dry-eye medication Restasis to end allegations that the pharmaceutical giant fought to keep a generic version of the medication off the shelves.
Altria, Juul to Face Suit Over $13 Billion Deal, Judge Says
Altria Group Inc. and Juul Labs Inc. will likely have to face a proposed antitrust class action seeking to unwind a $12.8 billion deal that gave the legacy tobacco company a 35% stake in the vaping giant, a federal judge in San Francisco said in a “tentative” ruling.
As McKinsey Is Dragged Into MDL, Fresh Atty Tensions Arise
Newly filed cases accusing McKinsey & Co. of inflaming the opioid crisis contain the clearest signs yet that tribes and local governments will pull the consulting powerhouse into multidistrict opioid litigation, where fresh discord emerged Wednesday among plaintiffs attorneys
Restasis Buyers Win Cert. Battle In Allergan Monopoly Case.
Health care plans, welfare funds and other buyers of Allergan’s extremely successful dry eye treatment Restasis have won class certification in the sweeping litigation accusing the drugmaker of illegally keeping generic rivals on the sidelines, with three firms tapped to head up their legal team.
Actos Buyers Fight Takeda Appeal Bid In Drug Delay Case – Law360
End payors and direct buyers of the diabetes drug Actos have urged a New York federal judge to nix Takeda’s bid to immediately appeal her decision preserving some class action claims against the drugmaker…
Immediate Actos Appeal Will Resolve Uncertainty, Takeda Says
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. asked a Manhattan federal judge to let it immediately appeal two rulings greenlighting claims that the drugmaker delayed generic competition for the diabetes medication Actos..
Hawaii Homeowners Want Out Of $22M Lloyd’s Antitrust Deal
Two families who sued Lloyd’s of London underwriters in a class action over claims for benefits stemming from a Hawaii volcano eruption want to be excluded from a $22 million settlement…
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP Announce a Proposed Partial Settlement of Lincoln Adventures, LLC, et al. vs. Those Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, et al
IF YOU PURCHASED INSURANCE THROUGH CERTAIN SYNDICATES AT LLOYD’S, LONDON DURING THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 1997, THROUGH MARCH 25, 2019, YOU COULD GET MONEY FROM A PARTIAL CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS
Lloyd’s Syndicates To Pay $22M To End Antitrust Claims
Several Lloyd’s of London syndicates have agreed to pay $22 million to settle class claims they were conspiring with insurance brokers to conceal exorbitant commissions and the anti-competitive nature of their market, according to a filing Friday in New Jersey federal court.
Lieff Cabraser, Sonosky Chambers, and Zwerling Schachter File Class Action RICO Lawsuit on Behalf of Alaska Tribes Against Drug Manufacturers and Distributors for False Marketing and Improper Distribution of Dangerous Prescription Opioid Drugs
Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Asa’Carsarmiut Tribe, Akiak Native Community, Native Village of Port Heiden, and Native Village of Afognak Unite to Seek Justice from opiate drug distributors and manufacturers for worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history and unnecessary Alaska Native and American Indian opioid deaths across Alaska
Allergan Cuts A Few State Claims In Restasis MDL
Health benefits providers that refunded members for the cost of Allergan’s dry-eye medication Restasis will be able to move forward on the majority of the state law claims the drugmaker wanted thrown out, a New York federal judge overseeing multidistrict antitrust litigation has ruled.
Federal RICO action that is largest tribal complaint in history seeks justice from opiate drug manufacturers and distributors for unprecedented community and medical costs and American Indian and Alaska Native opioid deaths in Alaska
Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP filed a RICO racketeering lawsuit in federal district court in Anchorage against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Teva, Allergan, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Actavis, Insys, Mallinckrodt, McKesson, Health Mart Systems, AmerisourceBergen, Walgreen Co., the Kroger Co., Albertson’s, CVS and related entities responsible for the explosive opioid epidemic across the United States and in the impacted Alaska Native communities.
Investors accusing Davis Selected Advisers LP of charging excessive fees in one of its mutual funds pushed back on the firm’s bid to have the suit thrown out, telling a New York federal judge Friday that conflicting factual evidence merits sending it to trial.
Aegis Living sued over staffing concerns; plaintiff’s firm also involved in Brookdale ADA lawsuit
A lawsuit against Aegis Living accuses the Bellevue, WA-based senior living community operator of putting its residents at risk of injury by insufficiently staffing communities and not informing residents that its assessment system is not used to determine staffing.
Class action lawsuit alleges Bellevue-based Aegis committed consumer fraud, financial exploitation of vulnerable adults
Aegis calls action ‘meritless’ and claims suit is spearheaded by lawyers ‘conspiring with one another
A multi-law firm, class action lawsuit claims Bellevue-based Aegis Senior Communities has been misleading residents and families at its 14 assisted living facilities in Washington state for years. Filed in King County Superior Court on March 8 by Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP and three other law firms, plaintiff John T. Shanahan accuses Aegis of violating the Consumer Protection Act and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults laws.ciently staffing communities and not informing residents that its assessment system is not used to determine staffing.
Yurok Tribe blames Big Pharma for opioid epidemic in lawsuit
The Yurok Tribe announced Tuesday it has filed a federal lawsuit against 20 pharmaceutical companies claiming they systematically ignored negative health impacts of opioid prescriptions and caused a national “epidemic” of opioid addiction.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP, Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Inc. Announce the Partial Settlement of a Class Action Lawsuit Involving the Antibiotic Drug Cipro
If You Paid for the Antibiotic Cipro in California – You Could Get Money from a Class Action Settlement
A partial Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the antibiotic drug Cipro.
BP shareholders file lawsuit over Gulf oil spill
Citing the company’s history of safety lapses, cost cutting, and workplace disasters, shareholders who purchased stock in BP have filed a class-action lawsuit based on claims that the company mislead investors prior to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Securities Fraud Lawyers Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling Representing Madoff Fraud Victims in Austria
An international probe by the law firm Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling is focusing on whether major Austrian banks used financial funds in Europe to fraudulently funnel billions into Bernard L. Madoff’s bogus investment enterprises, resulting in billions in losses for European parties.
New York Law Firm Blames Lehman Brothers And UBS For Not Completing Return Of Principal Protection Notes
UBS Financial Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Zurich, Switzerland based UBS AG, along with directors and offices of Lehman Brothers encounter unpleasant time. The New York law firm of Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP has filed a securities class action