Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, Charles J. LaDuca will be taking over as Firm Chairman. Mr. LaDuca’s 22 year career here at CGL, starting as a messenger in college, has given him the experience it will take to continue CGL’s long history of fighting and winning for our clients. 03/13/2017.
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP is proud to announce that on December 1, 2016, Charles J. LaDuca was awarded The “Top 100 Plaintiffs Lawyers in America” award from the National Trial Lawyers Association. This award is a peer based award. Over Mr. LaDuca’s career here at CGL, some of the cases he has had a lead role in have helped to recover almost $2 billion dollars for our clients. 03/13/2017.
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in two articles on House passage of legislation that would make it virtually impossible to bring class action lawsuits against corporate wrongdoers. 03/10/2017.
Pamela Gilbert is quoted about President Trump’s positions on civil justice legislation pending in Congress in the third and final BNA article on legislation to weaken the civil justice system. 03/03/2017.
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in the second of three articles by BNA on civil justice legislation pending before Congress. 03/01/2017.
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in a BNA article discussing President Trump’s position on access to the civil justice system, stating that the working class voters who voted for the President would not be “in favor of rigging the legal system further in favor of corporations.” 02/28/2017.
On October 28, 2016, Judge Otis Wright, II, of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted preliminary approval to a $26.25 million nationwide settlement of claims relating to WEN Haircare Products. The settlement provides for payments of up to $20,000 per claimant. For more information, or to file a claim, please visit www.wenclasssettlement.com, or call William Anderson or Charles LaDuca at 202-789-3960. 11/4/2016.
Legal Superstar Pamela Gilbert Named to Advisory Council of the American Museum of Tort Law 10/20/2016.
Pamela Gilbert to Speak at Conference on Private Antitrust Enforcement. The American Antitrust Institute is hosting its annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 9. Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca Partner Pamela Gilbert will speak on the panel “Junior Lawyers Breakfast: Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement.” The panel is tailored to the interests of junior lawyers. Gilbert, an expert on our political system in practice, will discuss the implications of the election results for private antitrust enforcement. A general discussion of topics likely to be of interest to junior antitrust attorneys will follow. Co-panelists include Andrew C. Curly of Berger & Montague, P.C. and Michelle J. Looby, of Gustafson Gluek PLLC . The panel is moderated by Joshua P. Davis of the University of San Francisco School of Law. For more information and to register, please visit antitrustinstitute.org/2016PEconference. CLE credits are available. 10/17/2016.
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in the Wall Street Journal calling the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall “completely unusual” because it did not involve the CPSC from the very beginning. 09/16/2016.
Pamela Gilbert was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer about IKEA’s failure to turn over documents in a product liability case involving a child who was killed by an IKEA dresser that tipped over. 08/30/2016.
Jonathan W. Cuneo received the American Antitrust Institute’s Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement at the AAI’s Annual Conference. The AAI lauded Mr. Cuneo's efforts to defend the antitrust laws even when there existed immense external pressure to weaken them in the 1980s, stating, “Mr. Cuneo was the only person outside of the government to be a spokesperson, clearinghouse, and advocate for strong antitrust enforcement.” 6/16/2016.
United States District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo denied Defendant Samsung Electronics America, Inc.'s motion to compel arbitration, dismiss the class claims, and stay the proceeding in Noble v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in the District of New Jersey. 3/21/2016.
Subaru of America, Inc. recalls 82,661 Tribecas for the dangerous hood defect that is the subject of CGL's class action lawsuit. 2/10/2016.
WEN lawsuit was featured on the Today Show. If you have been affected by this product, please click the blue link that follows to access the intake form. 10/16/2015.
CGL has filed a case against Subaru of America, Inc., alleging that the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca has a dangerous defect which causes the hood to fly open. 10/2/2015.
"Rebuttal: A Response to the 'Tale' on Class Action," by Jonathan W. Cuneo, Taylor Asen, and Ben Elga, was recently published in the September 2015 issue of LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy. 10/2/2015.
Pamela Gilbert was quoted in a story about the inadequacy of a recent announcement by IKEA to offer repairs, instead of a recall, for furniture that has tipped over, killing at least two toddlers. 8/3/2015.
The May 2, 2015 Fight Night to benefit YCS was a great success. Click here to see pictures and a short story on the event. 5/14/2015.
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, CGL founding partner Jonathan Cuneo will step into the ring against former No. 1 Heavyweight Contender Gerry Cooney, one of the hardest punchers in the history of the game. They are scheduled to fight three rounds at the W Hotel in Hoboken, New Jersey to benefit Youth Consultation Services, an historic charity that works throughout New Jersey with at risk children. For the past sixteen years, Cooney and Cuneo have sparred thousands of rounds. They hope to raise a substantial amount for YCS. 4/30/2015.
Pamela Gilbert, former executive director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, testified on March 19th before the Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The hearing was held to examine federal rulemaking challenges and areas of improvement within the existing regulatory process. Gilbert used her experiences at the CPSC to illustrate to the committee that the current regulatory system is already burdened with insufficient resources and bureaucratic requirements that add unnecessary cost and inefficiencies. These burdens bog down the regulatory process so that rules that can save lives and prevent injuries are delayed, sometimes indefinitely. 3/19/2015.
Cuneo Gilbert and LaDuca, LLP filed a class action on behalf of former wrestlers Adam Mercer and Vito LoGrasso against the WWE for head trauma sustained during WWE events, seeking compensation and medical monitoring. 1/2015.
Cuneo Gilbert and LaDuca, LLP filed a class action on behalf of former wrestlers against the WWE for head trauma sustained during wrestling "exhibitions." (10/2014).
Pamela Gilbert was quoted in a Washington Monthly article on how forced arbitration is undermining civil rights, employment laws, consumer protections and the right to a fair marketplace. (06/2014).
Pamela Gilbert was quoted in a New York Times story on advance fee frauds, which are perpetrated by firms promising to find investors for people who are trying to start businesses. (05/02/14).
Cuneo Gilbert and LaDuca, LLP will serve as Interim Co-lead Counsel along with two other firms on behalf of car dealerships in 29 states and the District of Columbia in a class action against vehicle shippers Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, Eukor Car Carriers Inc, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, and others. The lawsuit alleges price-fixing and bid-rigging for the transoceanic shipment of vehicles. (03/04/14).
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP filed a federal antitrust lawsuit on behalf of SawStop, LLC, against leading power tool manufacturers. (02/28/14).
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in the Washington Post commenting on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s lawsuit against the owner of Buckyballs, a toy for adults that was recalled because it causes serious injuries when accidentally ingested by children. (01/06/14).
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in a Consumer Reports article about the importance of getting product safety information out to consumers in a timely manner. (10/30/13).
The law firms of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP and Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, along with two other firms, were appointed interim co-lead counsel yesterday in the consolidated litigation against HSBC Bank USA, N.A. in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York, In Re: HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Debit Card Overdraft Fee Litigation, Case No. 2:13-md-02451-ADS-AKT. (07/23/13).
United States District Judge Marianne Battani upheld state law price-fixing and bid-rigging damage claims against Japanese manufacturers of wire harnesses for new cars manufactured from 2000-2011. (06/03/13).
Charles J. LaDuca was selected for inclusion in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers as one of the "Top Attorneys In Washington, D.C." The list was published in the April, 2013 edition of the Washington Post Magazine (April, 2013).
Pamela Gilbert, chief negotiator for consumer groups on behalf of rental car safety legislation, is quoted in a May 4, 2012 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch criticizing rental car giant Enterprise for its weak stance on rental car safety (05/04/12).
Pamela Gilbert, chief negotiator for consumer groups on behalf of rental car safety legislation, is quoted in a May 4, 2012 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch criticizing rental car giant Enterprise for its weak stance on rental car safety. (05/04/12).
Jonathan Cuneo will serve as Interim Co-lead Counsel on behalf of car dealerships in 31 states and territories in a class action against auto parts makers Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., Yazaki Corporation, Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC and others. The lawsuit alleges price-fixing and bid-rigging for wire harnesses and related products (03/28/12).
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in a 2/27/12 Roll Call article about efforts to secure widespread public and industry support for rental car safety legislation. (2/27/2012).
Pamela Gilbert appears in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discussing her recent agreement with Enterprise on federal rental car safety legislation (02/24/2012).
Jonathan Cuneo's book "The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law," is reviewed in the Journal European Competition Law Review(January, 2012).
Charles LaDuca is proud to announce the Kitec defective brass fitting litigation settled for $125 million dollars. Final Approval was granted on November 17, 2011 (11/21/2011).
Jon Cuneo is quoted in the September 23rd, 2011 BNA article, "After Janus, Plaintiff Bar's Focus will Shift to Other Liability Provisions, Lawyers Say" (10/3/11).
Jon Cuneo's The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law (Edward Elgar Pub - 2010), receives favorable review from the Institute of Competition Law Book Review (9/27/2011).
Jon Cuneo and Matthew Miller were highlighted in the September 19, 2011 edition of Legal Times for their work on litigation pertaining to the now-defunct investment fund Carlyle Capital Corporation, Ltd. (9/27/11).
Pamela Gilbert quoted in a CNN article regarding the closing of public pools due to a CPSC recall of pool drain covers. (5/26/2011).
Pamela Gibert is quoted in ProPublica's most recent article focusing on Chinese drywall entitled Federal Probe of Chinese Drywall Falls Short (12/14/2010).
Pamela Gibert is quoted in ProPublica's recent article entitled China Plays Tug-of-War With U.S. Inspectors Over Drywall (10/25/2010).
Pamela Gibert is featured in GRITtv's new investigation, The Loaded Chamber and It Gets Better, on the Chamber of Commerce and its powerful influence (10/22/2010).
Pamela Gilbert is quoted in a September 27 article from Advertising Age. The publication sat down with David Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, to discuss online advertising and online deception (09/27/2010).