WCB Helps Secure Benefits Victory for Veteran
Medical evidence overcomes Department's denial of benefits to Agent Orange victim.
Perez v. Rent-A-Center
$109 Million Rent-A-Center Class Action Settlement for New Jersey Customers
Bianchi v. City of Philadelphia
We successfully represented a city employee who was unlawfully retaliated against for complaining about harassment by co-workers.
Diet Drug Litigation
The Diet Drug litigation arose from the pharmaceutical industry's aggressive marketing of once popular diet drugs in disregard of serious health risks to their users. These drugs, manufactured by American Home Products Corporation and known by the brand names Redux and Pondimin, were removed from the U.S. market in response to claims that they created a serious risk for permanent heart damage. Because of the widespread use of these drugs, many lawsuits were filed nationally, both from people already experiencing cardiac problems, as well as from people demanding medical monitoring to protect them from future disease. One of our Diet Drug cases, Vadino v. American Home Products, was the first Diet Drug class action in the nation to go to trial, and ultimately led to the settlement of claims on a national level. Overall, we obtained millions of dollars in compensation for hundreds of fen-phen users.
Muhammad v. County Bank (PDF)
Ruling that a payday loan contract provision which banned class actions is unconscionable and unenforceable.
Kropp v BP Oil et al
In Central Pennsylvania, we secured compensation for several machinists who had contracted cancer from their exposure to metalworking fluids. The case was brought against more than 25 manufacturers, some of them among the largest companies in America, and was the largest case ever brought in York County.
Schorr v. Borough of Lemoyne, et al.
Police held responsible for violations of Americans with Disabilties Act
Strawn v. Canuso et al
A major builder marketed "luxury homes" that were near a toxic landfill without making full disclosure. We helped win a landmark decision requiring developers to disclose material information about off-site environmental hazards.
Doe v. East Stroudsburg School District
In a case in which several sixth grade girls in a public school in a Pocono Mountains community were forced to undergo physical examinations in school without proper parental consent, our attorneys successfully argued that the girls' civil rights and their right to privacy had been violated. After the suit against the school district was litigated successfully, Williams, Cuker and Berezofsky also effected a settlement with the physician who was involved.
Perry v. City of Philadelphia
We represented an African-American policewoman in Philadelphia who was falsely charged with violating department policies after she blew the whistle on the improper activities of several policemen and refused to cover up the arrest she had made of an off-duty policeman for drunk driving. The case went to trial and she won a substantial verdict. In addition, the judge ordered that the disciplinary action against her be expunged from her record and that she be returned to her rightful place in line for promotion. Several weeks after the trial, she was promoted to a higher rank.
Daniels v. State of Delaware et al
Representing a female inmate in the Delaware state prison system who had been impregnated by a guard, Williams, Cuker and Berezofsky successfully argued that the guard had taken advantage of his position and should be barred from arguing that his victim had "consented" to his advances. A jury found in the inmate's favor and awarded her a substantial verdict.
Rye v. Principi
Vietnam Veteran entitled to VA benefits for cancer of the tongue
The Rights of Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Stephenson v. Dow
273 F.3d 249 2d Cir.2001, aff'd 539 US 111 (2003)
When we fought for the rights of Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange, the case went up to the US Supreme Court and established a precedent that allows people diagnosed with Agent Orange-related illnesses after 1994 to make claims against the manufacturers.
Fishel v. Westinghouse
When the disposal of toxic chemicals at a plant owned by a Fortune 500 company polluted the groundwater used by families living nearby, we won the first-ever summary judgment in favor of a private plaintiff under the federal Superfund Law.
Armezzani v. Gould
In northeastern Pennsylvania, we represented hundreds of families whose homes and lawns were contaminated with lead from a nearby battery facility. Many of their children had learning disabilities. The ultimate settlement of the case included compensation for the victims, and a unique "medical monitoring" program designed to safeguard against future illness.
Brewer v. Monsanto et al
In one toxic chemical case, we used an ancient, but pertinent, legal theory to find a novel way to make a company in Tennessee accountable for the long-term exposure of its unsuspecting employees to PCBs in the workplace.
Toole v. Gould
764 F.Supp. 985 (M.D. Pa. 1991)
A court in one of our cases was one of the first to hold that the Pennsylvania Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act could be used to hold polluters strictly liable for certain damages suffered by individual citizens.
Merry v. Westinghouse
Verdict in favor of over 100 families against major maufacturer who polluted ground water.
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