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- First Responders to Paulsboro Train Derailment File Suit
Largest Group of First Responders to Paulsboro Conrail Hazmat Train Derailment Seek Answers and Damages in Lawsuit
- Conrail signs secret settlements with Paulsboro, NJ spill victims
March 11, 2013
An Action News investigation has exposed Conrail's secret settlements with some residents affected by last November's chemical spill in Paulsboro, N.J.
- Recall of Stryker Hip Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Replacement Implant
WCB is handling cases involving the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG Modular Hip Replacement Implants. Defective devices can cause serious side effects, including pain, swelling, reduced mobility, tissue damage, metallosis, and may result in revision surgery.
Paulsboro Residents file Lawsuit Against Conrail and CSX for Damages Related to Hazardous Chemical Accident
Williams Cuker Berezofsky and the Cedar Law Firm to represent the residents of Paulsboro New Jersey in a lawsuit against Conrail and CSX for damages resulting from the vinyl chloride spill that happened during the train derailment on November 30, 2012.
- WCB Joins Tax Lien Price Fixing Lawsuit
Tax lien sales in New Jersey have been rigged for years due to a price fixing conspiracy, forcing distressed homeowners to pay exorbitant interest.
- Clergy Abuse Causes Continued Concern
We are committed to vindicating the rights of survivors of child abuse and urge the passage of State laws which will allow those survivors to have a legal remedy.
- PLAINTIFFS SETTLE MASS GROUNDWATER SUIT IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
WCB Partners Jerry Williams and Mark Cuker represented plaintiffs, together with their Scranton co-counsel
- CIVIL RIGHTS LAW MAY PLAY ROLE IN PENN STATE CASES
Victims in the Penn State child abuse scandal, and their lawyers, have a powerful tool in the search for a remedy.
- FAILURE TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE AT PENN STATE
An article by Mark Cuker published in September 1996 Pennsylvania Law Weekly as relevant today as it was then.
- WCB files lawsuit over Medicaid ineligibility determination based on veterans benefit
June 16, 2011
Suit seeks to enjoin Medicaid from including medical benefit provided for under federal Veterans Administration Improved Pension as income thereby making recipients Medicaid ineligible.
- Federal class action lawsuit against Medicare filed
June 16, 2011
Action seeks reimbursement of millions wrongfully repaid to Medicare out of lawsuit settlements.
- Suit by prisoner who developed frostbite while being transported in an unheated van can go forward
Federal judge holds there is sufficient evidence for plaintiff's claims to go to the jury on 8th Amendment violations and negligence under PA Sovereign Immunity Act.
- Condo owner settles water damage case during trial
Long-running dispute resolved against all defendants after five days of trial
- PA appeals court reinstates compensatory and punitive damages award against Wyeth in hormone replacement therapy litigation
February 8, 2011
Appeals court finds evidence of outrageous and reckless conduct sufficient to justify award of punitive damages
- WCB to take prominent role in DePuy hip replacement litigation in MDL
Esther Berezofsky appointed to Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in DePuy hip replacement implant litigation
- WCB Files Amicus Brief in Third Circuit for
National Association of Consumer Advocates
January 20, 2011
Urges court to deny enforcement of arbitration provisions requiring arbitration before national consumer arbitration service with alleged conflict of interest
- Federal Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Nation-wide “Pick A Payment” Mortgage
Class Action Settlement With World Savings, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo
December 16, 2010
$50 million in cash relief and loan modification relief valued at $600 million approved
- WCB Files amicus brief in the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of New Jersey Association for Justice in product liability action
October 15, 2010
High court to review application of the discovery rule in product liability actions
- WCB Wins Class Certification Ruling for Fort Dix ‘Civilian on Battlefield’ Workers
Federal judge okays opt-in wage and hour class for civilian employees of Fort Dix contractors
- Jury Awards $9.45 Million in Hormone Replacement Therapy Case
A Philadelphia jury awarded plaintiff a verdict of $9.45 million, including $6 million in punitive damages.
- Veteran Wins Remand of Agent Orange Benefits Claim
Jasper Lassiter served in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam from January, 1969 to May, 1970. He was exposed to Agent Orange at an ammunition dump in Can Ranh Bay.
- WCB files Supreme Court Brief on Behalf of National Association of Consumer Advocates [NACA]
WCB has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Consumer Advocates in Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson.
Montgomery County Jury Awards $480,000.00 In Single-Family Oil Spill Case
On February 14, 2004, a heating oil delivery truck arrived at the home of Sandor and Maria Palinkas in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the Palinkases were not customers of the driver's company, and did not have an oil tank. The driver nevertheless found a long-abandoned fill pipe on the outside of the home, and pumped at least 60 gallons of no. 2 heating oil directly into the basement.
- Jury Awards $78.7 Million Dollars in Hormone Replacement Therapy Litigation
Plainitff awarded $78.7 million in HRT case.
- Double Trouble for Pfizer: Two juries award more than $100 million to punish Pfizer unit, Wyeth
November 23, 2009
- Recent Revelations Show Veterans Administration's Mistreatment of Prostate Cancer Victims
Recent newspaper articles detail the mistreatment of prostate cancer victims by the Veterans Administration.
- Supreme Court Upholds Personal Injury Claims Against Drug Makers
Consumers register a major victory in a landmark Supreme Court case in which WCB lawyers filed amicus brief
- Suit Against New Jersey Title Companies
Williams Cuker Berezofsky has filed a massive class action consumer fraud lawsuit against several major title insurance companies who overcharged property owners for government recording fees January 22, 2003.
- Federal Judge Reaffirms finding of Racketeering and Conspiracy (PDF)
Federal Judge Christopher Conner reaffirmed his finding of racketeering and conspiracy
- The Nation article decries V.A. handling of veterans' disability claims
- WCB Files Supreme Court Brief
WCB files Amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court on major preemption issue in prescription drug cases.
- WCB Helps Secure Benefits Victory for Veteran
Medical evidence overcomes Department's denial of benefits to Agent Orange victim.
- 2008 Individual Honors for WCB Lawyers
Causation and Exposure in Toxic Tort Cases
- $109 Million Rent-A-Center Class Action Settlement for New Jersey Customers
- Court Awards Attorney Fees in Civil Rights Victory
On March 13, 2008, Judge Curtis Joyner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order awarding over $209,000 to three lawyers of Williams Cuker Berezofsky for their work in securing a verdict against a school district which a jury found violated the civil rights of an elementary school student.
- Judge upholds $400,000 verdict against school district for mistreatment of ADHD/Asperger's Syndrome victim
- Chemical Companies Can be Found Responsible for Conspiracy to Cover Up Dangers of vinyl Chloride
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WCB In The Community
- Williams Cuker Berezofsky and its members actively support several community organizations, including Public Justice, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization devoted to ending the epidemic of breast cancer.
- Christine Campbell is Vice President of Maryville, Inc., a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, serving all in need, including those without the ability to pay. She also directs a children's choir in South New Jersey.
- Kevin Haverty served on the New Jersey Death Penalty Commission, whose work, completed in 2006, led to the abolition of the death penalty in the Garden State.
- Mark R. Cuker has participated in a wide variety of activities to Memorialize the Victims of the Holocaust, and has served in leadership roles in the following organizations:
- Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors
- American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
- Memorial Committee of Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council
- Beth Tikvah Bnai Jeshrun Synagogue
- Andrew Erba is a member of the indigent appointment panel of the Quarter Sessions Court of Philadelphia, providing legal assistance to defendants unable to pay for representation. He is also a member of the National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer Committee.
- Gerald J. Williams is past President of Citizens for Consumer Justice Political Action Committee, and is a Sustaining Member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is also an active participant in the Mens Senior Baseball League, and the Villari Bocce Ball League of South Philadelphia.
- Esther E. Berezofsky serves on the Board of Directors of Public Justice, and is a Sustaining Member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- Michael Quirk is the Civil Justice Fellow Advisor for the Drum Major Institute of Public Policy, a civil rights organization in New York.
- Sam Abloeser is on the Board of Martins Run Senior Residential Community, where he chairs the Ethics Committee.