9th Circuit affirms certification of Commercial Food Preparer Class led By CGL

Ninth Circuit Affirms Certification of Commercial Food Preparer Class Led By CGL Sitting en banc, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed district court certification of a class of Commercial Food Preparers, including restaurants, that purchased packaged tuna products in Olean Wholesale Grocery v. Bumble Bee Foods, — F.4th —, 2022 WL 1053459 (9th Cir. [...]

2022-04-15T17:58:47+00:00April 14th, 2022|News|

Senate Passes Open App Markets Act (OAMA)

Senate Passes Open App Markets Act (OAMA) On February 3rd, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Open App Markets Act (OAMA) by a strong bipartisan vote of 20-2.  OAMA would prevent Apple and Google from using their market power to require app developers to use a specific in-app payment system or from unfairly promoting their own [...]

2022-04-14T14:27:49+00:00April 13th, 2022|Legislative Advocacy, News|

House Passes the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act)

House Passes the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) On March 17th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) by a vote of 222-209.  The FAIR Act would prohibit the enforcement of forced arbitration clauses in consumer, employment and civil rights disputes and in antitrust class actions.  [...]

2022-04-14T14:31:22+00:00April 13th, 2022|Legislative Advocacy, News|

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 [...]

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|