Honda Hybrid False Advertising

In John True v. American Honda Motor Co., Plaintiffs challenged claims of fuel efficiency in the Honda Civic Hybrid, as well as a software update that further degraded the advertised fuel efficiency performance of the vehicles.  After several years of contentious litigation, the case settled for a package of settlement benefits that the reviewing Judge [...]

2018-05-03T16:01:16+00:00July 28th, 2016|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

GAF Roofing Shingles

Charles J. LaDuca served as co-lead counsel in the nationwide GAF Roofing Shingle Litigation. On April 22, 2015, the District Court for South Carolina granted final approval of a nationwide settlement, which provides substantial monetary relief to a class of approximately six million individuals. This is one of the largest home building material classes in [...]

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

CertainTeed Siding

CGL brought together class actions against CertainTeed for its WeatherBoard Siding. On March 20, 2014, the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted final approval of a $103 million all cash settlement. For details, go to http://www.certainteedshinglesettlement.com.

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

Building Products of Canada

Charles J. LaDuca and Brendan S. Thompson served as co-lead counsel in the nationwide Building Products of Canada (“BPC”) Litigation. On December 19, 2012, the District Court for Vermont granted final approval of the settlement valued at approximately $39-$100 million. For more information about our settlement, please check out the settlement website at http://www.bpshinglesettlement.com.

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

ZURN Plumbing

Charles J. LaDuca served as chair of the executive committee in the nationwide ZURN Plumbing Litigation. On February 27, 2013, the District Court for Minnesota granted final approval of the settlement valued at approximately $33 million. For more information about our settlement, please check out the settlement website at: http://www.plumbingfittingsettlement.com.

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

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|