McConnell v. Federal Election Commission

In 2003, CGL represented Members  of Congress on both sides of the aisle, defending the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold bill) in the Supreme Court. This included the filing of an extensive amicus curiae brief by Professor Charles Tiefer and Jonathan Cuneo (see below). Ultimately, inMcConnell v. Federal Election Commission, the Court upheld [...]

2022-08-05T04:44:30+00:00August 5th, 2022|Accomplishments, Public Advocacy|

Dickerson v. U.S.

In 1999, the House Democratic Leadership retained CGL to represent it in the Supreme Court caseDickerson v. United States, on the constitutionality of Miranda rights. The issue was whether a provision of a bill passed by Congress had overturned the Supreme Court’s ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, which established the constitutionality of “Mirandizing” suspects. In [...]

2022-08-05T04:43:04+00:00August 5th, 2022|Accomplishments, Public Advocacy|

Opioids State Court Litigation

Arkansas State Court Sustains Claims Brought by Arkansas hospitals Against Opioid Manufacturers In March 2021, an Arkansas trial court considered motions to dismiss in an action brought by several hospitals, in the action styled Fayetteville Arkansas Hospital Company, LLC, et al. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC, et al., Case No. 72CV-20-156 (Cir. Ct. [...]

D.C. Circuit Appeal Win

CGL wins D.C. Circuit appeal, denying immunity to Pan American Health Organization for human trafficking of Cuban doctors. The 3-0 decision marks the first time a federal appellate court has ever held that an international organization’s immunity in U.S. Courts cannot not cover commercial acts related to forced labor. The panel upheld CGL’s position that [...]

WEN HAIRCARE PRODUCTS

This case concerns allegations of severe hair loss and scalp irritation resulting from use of Wen haircare products. The products are manufactured and sold by one of the largest direct marketing firms in the world, Guthy-Renker, as well as WEN by Chaz Dean, Inc. Defendants’ advertising indicates that the product is safe and that consumers [...]

2020-05-22T18:16:13+00:00February 21st, 2018|Accomplishments|

Strip Search Cases

We served as co-lead counsel in numerous class actions on behalf of individuals who were strip searched in county jails after being arrested for minor crimes. These cases included invasions of privacy that the courts then regarded as illegal. Significantly, the Supreme Court interpreted the Constitution's Fourth Amendment more narrowly than nearly all federal appellate [...]

Congoleum Corporation – Defective Flooring Tiles

CGL brought a class action lawsuit against Congoleum Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The suit alleged that the Defendant’s floor tiles (“DuraCeramic”), which are used in residential and commercial floor applications, prematurely fail and that the Defendant did not honor its warranties. On September 18, 2015, the [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00July 29th, 2016|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|

First Regional Bancorp Securities Litigation

In Buttonwood Tree Value Partners, LP, et al. v. Jack A. Sweeney, et al., Civil Action No. 10-cv-00537-CJC-MLG (U.S. District Court for the Central District of California), CGL was appointed co-lead counsel to represent investors who filed a securities fraud class action against certain former officers and directors (the “Defendants”) of First Regional Bancorp (“FRB”), [...]

United Health Care

In 2008, CGL was counsel in a case in which United Healthcare paid $350 million to a settlement class of subscribers and providers for inadequate healthcare reimbursements and agreed to change its calculation techniques. In 2011, after extensive hearings, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York approved that settlement, which [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00July 29th, 2016|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Healthcare & Pension Plans|