Grant & Eisenhofer Just another WordPress site Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:40:50 +0000 en hourly 1 Firm Director Adam J. Levitt to Chair and Firm Directors Robert G. Eisler and Nathan A. Cook to Speak at Nationwide Perrin Class Action Litigation Conference, May 6–7, in Chicago Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:22:58 +0000 jmaloney PERRIN CONFERENCES – CLASS ACTION LITIGATION CONFERENCE
May 6-7, 2015

Omni Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

Conference Events Featuring G&E Directors:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
8:30 AM – Opening remarks by event co-chairs, G&E director Adam Levitt and Todd Jacobs
8:45 AM – Adam Levitt will moderate a roundtable on current trends in consumer protection litigation
10:45 AM – G&E director Robert Eisler will participate in a roundtable on antitrust litigation
1:00 PM – Adam Levitt, along with Todd Jacobs, will moderate a panel of federal judges in a discussion of “Judicial Perspectives on the Management of Class Action Cases”

Thursday, May 7, 2015
9:00 AM – G&E director Nathan Cook will speak on a securities litigation panel, focusing on Halliburton, corporate by-law revisions, and “loser pays” issues

For full conference agenda Click Here

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Firm Director Adam J. Levitt Designated as Interim Co-Lead Counsel in In Re: Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices And Products Liability Litigation Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:15:09 +0000 jmaloney On March 5, 2015, Judge Joan B. Gottschall designated Grant & Eisenhofer director Adam J. Levitt as interim co-lead counsel. The case is In re: Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation, case number 2590, in the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

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The Ascertainabilty Fallacy And Its Consequences Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:56:57 +0000 jmaloney by Adam J. Levitt and Justin S. Brooks
This article discusses the traditional interpretation of ascertainability, highlights the radical departure taken by the Third Circuit in Carrera, and identifies an emerging split in the wake of that and other similar decisions…
Read Article
(first published in AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Groups Newsletter, Spring 2015)

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$70 Million Net Recovery for Jefferies Group Shareholders Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:40:21 +0000 jmaloney WILMINGTON, DE (January 20, 2015) - Settling a nearly two-year-old shareholder class action, directors and officers of investment bank Jefferies Group, Inc.and New York-based holding company Leucadia National Corporation have agreed to provide a net recovery of $70 million to shareholders who challenged the terms of the 2012 stock-for-stock buyout of Jefferies by Leucadia. The settlement, which was reached just weeks before trial was to begin, provides a cutting edge payment structure and a rare victory for shareholders challenging a stock-for-stock M&A transaction… Read the Full Press Release

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Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III joins Grant & Eisenhofer Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:57:14 +0000 handerson WILMINGTON, DE (January 12, 2015) – Grant & Eisenhofer announced today that departing Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III is joining the firm as of counsel.  He will be based in G&E’s Wilmington office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Beau Biden to G&E. During his eight years as AG, Beau led a number of significant justice-based initiatives, including his key role in the historic global settlement with the country’s largest banks in bringing financial relief to Delaware homeowners and others harmed by the subprime mortgage crisis,” said co-managing director Stuart Grant…Read the full Press Release

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Firm Managing Director Stuart Grant selected to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers” Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:16:45 +0000 handerson In its first annual list recognizing the top 50 “Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers,” The National Law Journal has included Stuart Grant among the top lawyers in litigation. Mr. Grant received several hundred peer nominations recognizing his innovative contributions that changed the way litigation is practiced. Mr. Grant was recently recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” Chambers & Partners as part of Band 1 in Chancery and Securities Litigation, Law360 as a “Class Action MVP,” and Legal 500 as a “Leading Lawyer.”

G&E is no stranger to the top of The National Law Journal rankings lists—it has secured a spot in the annual “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” every year since the List’s inception in 2005, and in 2008, was named to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List Hall of Fame.” In 2014, G&E was selected among the top 50 firms in the Journal’s first annual “Elite Trial Lawyers” list, which identified the leading plaintiffs firms in America that performed the most creative and important work in the courtroom.

Read The National Law Journal supplement excerpt here.

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Grant & Eisenhofer Named “Elite Trial Lawyers” by The National Law Journal Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:22:17 +0000 handerson The National Law Journal has named Grant & Eisenhofer to its 2014 inaugural list of “Elite Trial Lawyers: The 50 Leading Plaintiffs Firms in America.” G&E was recognized by The NLJ as a top plaintiffs firm and included in a select list of firms described as “doing the most creative and substantial work on the plaintiffs side.”  Firms that were chosen for inclusion were identified as having obtained the biggest victories in complex cases impacting the law and legal business, as well as having reshaped public policies and reformed corporate behavior.

The Firm’s ranking was announced on September 29th on the The National Law Journal website.

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Firm Director Beth Graham to Co-chair, and Present at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Xarelto & Power Morcellators, on December 3 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:35:15 +0000 jmaloney HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Xarelto & Power Morcellators
Belmond Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

This year’s conference will cover updates to some of the most publicized drug and device litigation, the science behind drugs such as Xarelto and certain power morcellators, and a review of the liability and jurisdictional issues relating to the drugs and case filings.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conference co-chair G&E’s Beth Graham joins other distinguished panelists in a presentation entitled “Power Morcellator: Filing, Jurisdiction, Case Criteria.”

Click here for the Agenda or to Register for the event.

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Firm director Geoffrey Jarvis is guest panelist for The American Law Institute webcast on “Securities Litigation: Maximizing Recoveries and Minimizing Risks for Institutional Investors” Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:49:24 +0000 jmaloney AUDIO WEBCAST – Friday, October 10, 2014
12:00 pm–1:30 pm EST

Recent developments have presented institutional investors with new opportunities to recover their losses arising from securities fraud. A new decision allows institutions to sue in United States courts for non-domestic transactions. Foreign securities cases are beginning to present realistic alternatives to US litigation. Institutions can enhance their recoveries in class action settlements by adjusting to what has become an adversarial system… Director Geoff Jarvis joins other distinguished panelists for a lively discussion of these recent developments.

For more information, or to register for the audio webcast or telephone seminar, Click Here.

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Grant & Eisenhofer Represented Whistleblowers in Nearly $100 Million Settlement With Community Health Systems, Resolving Claims that Medicare/Medicaid Payors Were Bilked by Excessive ER Admissions Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:49:08 +0000 jmaloney WASHINGTON, DC (August 4, 2014) – In a major settlement for alleged health care fraud, law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., working with the U.S. Justice Department and various states’ attorneys general, has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) to resolve whistleblower lawsuits filed under federal and state false claims acts… Read the full Press Release

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