Gentek Building Products

Charles J. LaDuca served as co-lead council in the Gentek Building Products Litigation. After several years of continuous litigation, LaDuca helped negotiate a settlement for the class which was approved by the District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on August 1, 2013. For further information, go to: http://www.steelsidingsettlement.com.

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00June 29th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|

Buchwald v. Citibank, N.A.

Jonathan Cuneo and Monica Miller recently represented the trustee of the estate of famed humorist Arthur Buchwald in a dispute with Citibank, N.A., Buchwald v. Citibank, N.A. (D.D.C. 2014),  in which the estate alleged that Citibank’s negligence permitted rogue financial advisor Kenneth Starr to embezzle funds from the estate through the establishment of an unauthorized line [...]

2018-05-02T16:37:53+00:00March 11th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Morris v. Directors Guild of America – Producer Health Plan

Jonathan Cuneo and Monica Miller recently represented documentary filmmaker Len Morris (director of Stolen Childhoods, an award winning documentary about child labor) in an ERISA action concerning eligibility for pension and health benefits with the pension and health plans associated with the Directors’ Guild of America.  Morris v. Directors Guild of America – Producer Health [...]

2018-05-02T19:12:05+00:00March 11th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Healthcare & Pension Plans|

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Representing The National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT), our firm led the charge for an extension of the statute of limitations in securities fraud cases as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. That controversial provision was adopted over Republican stall tactics on the floor of the Senate aimed exclusively at this provision. [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Legislative & Public Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy|

The Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL)

We are the Washington, DC representatives for COSAL, which was established in 1986 to promote and support the enactment, preservation and enforcement of a strong body of antitrust laws in the United States. It is the only organization in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to lobbying for strong antitrust laws and effective private enforcement. In [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Legislative & Public Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy|

Securities Litigation Reform

We directed a nationwide coalition of hundreds of public interest organizations and state and local government entities in a multi-million dollar legislative campaign to protect investor rights. The campaign prevented the worst aspects of proposed limits on the rights of investors from being enacted by Congress in the 2006 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA). [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Legislative & Public Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy|

Pleading Standard Under Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

The firm filed an amicus curiae brief in Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights on behalf of Public Citizen and the Center for Study of Responsive Law (a Ralph Nader organization) addressing the heightened pleading standard under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA). We urged the Court to interpret that standard to ensure [...]

WorldCom

CGL assisted lead counsel and the lead plaintiff, the New York Common Public Retirement Fund, in the enormous securities class action In re WorldCom, Inc., Securities Litigation. First, we served as Washington counsel, monitoring relevant Congressional and regulatory developments, where we succeeded in getting a crucial amendment on securities fraud into the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Second, [...]

Enron

CGL served as Washington Counsel in the Enron-related securities litigation In re Enron Corp. Sec., Derivative, which recovered over $7 billion on behalf of the injured parties, the largest recovery ever obtained for investors victimized by corporate fraud. With litigation led by the Regents of the University of California, the firm worked on a host of [...]

Entran II Litigation

Jonathan Cuneo and Charles LaDuca were co-lead counsel in a bi-national settlement of approximately $345 million for the defective radiant heating hose known as Entran II. Beyond these enormous settlement numbers, the court noted the moment of the case and dedication of our team: "the settlement is extraordinarily advantageous given the transaction costs which individual [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:26+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|