CGL mourns the passing of Beatrice Yakubu Our trusted colleague and friend Beatrice Yakubu passed away is a most untimely manner last Friday.  She graced us with her talent, radiance and energy from 2011 to 2020.  Unfailing polite with a quick and hearty laugh, a first-class temperament and a powerful brain.  Beatrice cast a broad [...]

2021-07-21T13:50:15+00:00July 21st, 2021|News|

CGL filed a lawsuit against Bank of America, N.A. in DC Superior Court on behalf of Andrea S. Paterson, alleging the Bank made repeated errors that resulted in missing and terminated Social Security benefits owed to Ms. Paterson’s minor son.  The lawsuit alleges that the Bank first refused to process one Social Security payment, then [...]

2020-12-23T17:22:11+00:00December 23rd, 2020|News|

CGL partner Victoria Sims co-authored the cover article in the inaugural issue of a major new legal publication, the Class Action Monthly, with highly respected Philadelphia attorney and  COSAL President Robert Kitchenoff. The article, titled “Running Up Against the Illinois Brick Wall,” discusses the pressing need for states without statutes permitting indirect purchaser recoveries under [...]

2020-04-21T15:44:17+00:00April 21st, 2020|News|

Federal Court Approves Hospital Complaint on Opioids MDL Judge Dan Aaron Polster issued an order on April 3, 2020, upholding in principal part, hospital claims against manufacturers, distributors and large retail pharmacies who, the complaint allege, were responsible for the national opioid crisis.  Judge Polster’s opinion is the third opinion upholding hospitals’ claims.  State courts [...]

2020-04-10T19:58:41+00:00April 10th, 2020|News|

Pamela Gilbert is the 2019 recipient of the Public Interest Network’s Alumni Achievement Award, which is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the public interest.   January 7, 2020:  Pamela Gilbert is quoted in Consumer Reports magazine about the settlement of a lawsuit involving the death of a two-year-old killed by the tip-over of an [...]

2020-01-07T19:25:45+00:00January 7th, 2020|News|

Usury Litigation

Petersen v. Chase Card Funding, LLC et al., Case No. 19-cv-00741 (U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York) Cohen et al. v. CapitalOne Funding LLC et al., Case No. 19-cv-03479 (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York) CGL attorneys have filed cases on behalf of certain New York individuals [...]

2019-09-18T17:41:43+00:00September 17th, 2019|Consumer Protection, News|

CGL on path to prove industry-wide conspiracy rigged prices of generic drugs August 15, 2019:  CGL sustained claims of an overarching conspiracy in the generic drug market against a motion to dismiss filed by 29 generic drugmakers. CGL defeated the drugmakers’ motion by showing that their price-fixing scheme was an overlapping, interdependent conspiracy (an illegal [...]

2019-08-20T15:39:10+00:00August 20th, 2019|News|

On April 29, 2019, CGL, working with other law firms around the country, filed a lawsuit on behalf of thirty-seven hospitals in West Virginia and Kentucky against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and their co-conspirators.  The case was filed in Marshall County, West Virginia.  The Complaint charges that the Defendants committed a variety of illegal acts in [...]

2019-09-18T17:39:46+00:00May 3rd, 2019|News|

Pamela Gilbert is quoted in a New York Times article about lobbying efforts by Juul regarding e-cigarette regulations. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/28/health/juul-lobbying-states-ecigarettes.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/28/health/juul-lobbying-states-ecigarettes.html

2019-04-29T13:40:30+00:00April 29th, 2019|News|

Pamela Gilbert is quoted in the New York Times about the need to recall an infant product that has led to multiple deaths. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/business/fisher-price-rock-n-play-recall-infant-deaths.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article&region=Footer https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/business/fisher-price-rock-n-play-recall-infant-deaths.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article&region=Footer

2019-04-15T20:58:49+00:00April 15th, 2019|News|