class action defense: news
Food Companies Confront Spike in Consumer Fraud Lawsuits
June 13, 2013 -- Reuters
Herrick Litigation Department Co-Chair Ron Levine’s comments on litigation trends affecting the food and beverage industry were covered in the Reuters Legal article, “Food Companies Confront Spike in Consumer Fraud Lawsuits.” In the article, Mr. Levine noted that the recent wave of litigation against the food and beverage industry has created a fear among industry leaders that they are being targeted by plaintiffs’ lawyers in the same way tobacco companies were in previous decades.
Landlords ask court to throw out Sandy class action
March 27, 2013 -- The Real Deal
Mara Levin is representing landlords in a class action suit in which the plaintiffs are seeking rent refunds for the period in which Hurricane Sandy left their units "uninhabitable."
Point, Click, Sue
August 14, 2008 -- CNBC's Squawk On The Street
Susan Dwyer debates, on live network television, a plaintiffs' attorney on the merits of websites that match prospective plaintiffs with trial lawyers.
Tobacco Litigation & Tort Reform
January 11, 2008 -- CNBC
In this live network appearance, Susan Dwyer analyzes and debates tort reform as it relates to tobacco litigation.
Vioxx Pact Vindicates Merck Legal Strategy
November 9, 2007 -- Reuters
Susan Dwyer is quoted on how Merck's nearly-$5 million settlement of all Vioxx-related claims vindicated the company's strategy of trying all litigation. Early litigation successes convinced plaintiffs' attorneys to accept the amount, which was far less than the company's aggregate exposure.
Lead Paint Litigation Is Beginning to Fade
August 21, 2007 -- National Law Journal
This story examines lead paint litigation in which Herrick represented Sherwin Williams. The story arrives at the conclusion that lead paint claims were losing steam in the courts.
Court Ruling May Broaden Auditor Liability
March 19, 2007 -- Compliance Week
James Moss is quoted on recent federal appellate decisions that found that auditors could be liable under securities laws for their failure to correct false financial statements.
Class Action Lawyers Pounce on Subprime Crisis
March 14, 2007 -- Reuters
Scott Tross is quoted in this story about potential class action litigation against lenders and possibly their auditors and bankers, and possible defenses against investors' claims arising from the subprime meltdown.