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Mar
17

WCB Amicus Brief on Phila Soda Tax Garners News Coverage

Consumer Protection Blog

Earlier, this month, Williams Cuker Berezofsky filed an amicus brief to uphold the City of Philadelphia’s recently-enacted tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, also known as the “soda tax.”  For more information, read our earlier blog on this topic. WCB’s brief garnered additional news coverage. To view  the Newswork article follow this link. Our legal filing was also reported

Feb
15

WCB Wins One in Fight to Make Subrogation Equitable

Consumer Protection Blog

  “Subrogation” has become a dirty word in personal injury litigation. Using (or abusing) a federal statute– the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)— many health insurance companies have inserted “subrogation” clauses into their insurance plans which provide that, if the plan member recovers money in a personal injury settlement, the member must reimburse the

Feb
14

Mark R. Cuker Joins Panel to Address Emerging Water Contaminants

Environmental Tort Law Blog

On January 17, 2017 Mark R. Cuker served as a panelist at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Committee. The panel was comprised of legal practitioners experienced in representing residents and municipalities in litigation and remediation involving perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). Recently discovered in drinking water

Feb
10

Philadelphia Environmental Lawyers Represent Warminster Residents in Seventh PFC Lawsuit

Environmental Tort Law Blog

The Philadelphia environmental lawyers at Williams Cuker Berezofsky have recently filed a lawsuit against five manufacturing companies of firefighting foam. The suit alleges that the manufacturers polluted the local waterways with PFOA and PFOS, which has in turn led to many residents to become diagnosed with cancer. This is the seventh suit filed involving PFOA

Feb
07

Federal Court in New York Issues a Major Decision for Hoosick Falls Plaintiffs

Environmental Tort Law Blog

On February 6, 2017, the federal court for the Northern District of New York issued a major decision in Baker, et al v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, et al., the class action in which plaintiffs are seeking damages for the contamination of their property and drinking water with PFOA, the toxic chemical long used in the

Feb
06

Environmental Tort Law Blog

Esther and I returned from a trip to Flint more impressed than ever by the character and perseverance of Flint residents who continue to deal with an intolerable situation.  As the Detroit Free Press recently observed over 1,000 days have now elapsed since Flint residents had clean water.  Bottled water is still needed and residents

Jan
17

WCB Partner, Esther Berezofsky, to Present at Masters of Mass Tort

Environmental Tort Law Blog

This week, Esther Berezofsky will be presenting at the Masters of Mass Tort Conference in Cancun, Mexico. Esther will discuss cases involving Environmental Water Contamination. Our environmental tort lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia at Williams Cuker Berezofsky at 215-557-0099 or 856-667-0500 or contact us online.  

Jan
11

WCB Files Class Action Against Volvo Challenging Rearview Camera Defect

Product Liability Blog

Williams Cuker Berezofsky has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, alleging that it installed a defective safety feature in many of its vehicles.  The class action complaint alleges that the rearview cameras in Volvo cars malfunction by failing to display an image and/or freezing the image shown. WCB

Jan
04

Mark Cuker to Speak at CLE program, “Drinking Water Contamination”

Product Liability Blog

On January 17, 2017 Mark Cuker of Williams Cuker Berezofsky will serve as a panelist and speaker at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program “Drinking Water Contamination.” The program is being hosted by the Environmental and Energy Law Committee and will focus on recent threats to public health and safety due to

Dec
30

Chris Markos Recognized for Volunteer Work

Product Liability Blog

At Williams Cuker Berezofsky, our attorneys often give back to the local community. Recently, the Philadelphia Bar Association recognized WCB attorney, Chris Markos, for important volunteer work he performed. View the letter here.

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WCB in the Community

For detailed information about the contributions of attorneys in the firm, visit their profile pages.

  • 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.
  • 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 supports a wide variety of local charities, including Philabundance and the Free Library of Philadelphia. He is also an active participant in the Mens Senior Baseball League, and the Villari Bocce Ball League of South Philadelphia.
  • Esther E. Berezofsky is the immediate past President of Public Justice, a public interest law firm, 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 served on the Board of Martins Run Senior Residential Community, where he chairs the Ethics Committee.