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Apr
14

WCB Files Title IX Lawsuit Against Cheyney

Civil Rights Blog

On April 11, 2017, Partners Gerald J. Williams and Beth G. Cole have filed a lawsuit under Title IX and 42 U.S.C. §1983 on behalf of a former student at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff alleges that after he was wrongfully accused of a sexual assault, he was falsely arrested by the campus police. 

Apr
12

Pennsylvania Civil Rights Lawyer Speaks Out Against SB 273 and HB 14

Civil Rights Blog

Christopher Markos, member of the Civil Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and attorney at Williams Cuker Berezofsky, was featured in the April 2017 edition of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter. Attorney Markos, who had previously taken action against Senate Bill No. 273 and House Bill No. 14 in a Civil Rights Resolution, further opposed

Apr
03

WCB Attorney Participates in Drafting Civil Rights Resolution

Civil Rights Blog

On behalf of the Civil Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Christopher Markos of Williams Cuker Berezofksy recently participated in drafting and presenting this resolution to the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. The Board passed it at their meeting in March, 2017. The resolution takes the position opposing anti-sanctuary campus legislation that is

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.  

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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.