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Kyle McGee Named to Law360’s 2022 List of Rising Stars

Principal Kyle McGee, head of G&E’s Environmental Litigation Group, was selected to Law360’s list of Rising Stars. The list, whittled down from 1,350 submissions to just 176 winners, honors the nation’s top attorneys under 40 in several practice areas. Mr. McGee was selected as one of the top five environmental attorneys for his impressive career achievements in the industry.

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G&E Ranked in Band 1 in Chambers USA’s 2022 Guide

G&E is highly ranked by Chambers and Partners in its annual guide for 2022. The Firm was ranked in Band 1 in the Chancery: Mainly Plaintiff category, and was also ranked in the Securities: Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff category. Managing Director Jay Eisenhofer was additionally recognized for his work on behalf of plaintiffs in securities litigation, as well as Principals Michael Barry and Christine Mackintosh for their achievements in Delaware Chancery Court.

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G&E Appointed Lead Counsel in Peloton Securities Class Action

G&E was appointed as lead counsel in the federal securities class action litigation against Peloton Interactive Inc.  Investors claim that Peloton repeatedly made misleading statements reassuring investors that demand for its internet connected bicycles and treadmills remained steady even after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were lifted and vaccines were introduced to the public—when in reality Pelton knew that demand for its connected fitness products was declining significantly.

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Principal Christine Mackintosh Selected to Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar List

As part of The National Law Journal's 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers awards, G&E’s Christine Mackintosh was selected to the list of Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar. The 15 honorees were selected from a nomination process, commending women lawyers who have consistently excelled in high-stakes matters on behalf of plaintiffs over the course of their careers.

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G&E Serves as Co-Counsel in PFAS Suit Filed by San Diego City Attorney’s Office

San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, filed suit on behalf of the City and the People of California, seeking cleanup costs and other remedies related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) detected in San Diego drinking water supplies, stormwater, wastewater and other natural resources. Defendants include more than 20 chemical companies who knowingly sold products containing these toxic “forever chemicals,” polluting the environment and endangering public health for decades.

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Lawdragon Names G&E Principals to 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumers Lawyers Guide

Six of G&E’s principals have been selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumers Lawyers Guide for 2022. The list was compiled through submissions, journalistic research and editorial vetting.  Firm principals named to the list include mass tort litigators Sindhu Daniel, Adam Gomez and Elizabeth Graham; civil rights advocate Barbara Hart; and birth injury attorney Lisa Weinstein.

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G&E Announces $80 Million Settlement in Ohio PCB Litigation Against Monsanto

Filed in 2018, the State of Ohio asserted claims against Monsanto Co. and affiliates relating to statewide contamination of natural resources with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The $80 million settlement, pending judicial approval, will be used to help prevent future threats to the environment. G&E served as outside counsel to the State.

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G&E Named a Top 10 Plaintiffs’ Firm by ISS Securities Class Action Services for 2021

A report released by ISS Securities Class Action Services ranks the top 50 plaintiffs’ firms in terms of settlement value for securities class actions resolved in 2021. G&E is included as a Top 10 plaintiffs’ firm within the annual list, which highlights cases where law firms served as lead or co-lead counsel in North American securities class action settlements.

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G&E Announces $25 Million Settlement in New Hampshire Attorney General-led Environmental Suit Against Monsanto

Filed in 2020 by the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General, the lawsuit asserted claims relating to natural resource impairments in New Hampshire caused by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) produced, marketed, distributed, and sold by Monsanto Co.  The $25 million settlement resolves these claims as to Monsanto Co. and its affiliates, Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia LLC and related entities. G&E, along with co-counsel, served as outside counsel to the State.

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G&E Ranked as a Top Firm in Two Categories in the 2020 Antitrust Annual Report

G&E is ranked among the leading law firms in two categories in the Antitrust Annual Report for 2020. The Firm was recognized in the Top 25 Lead Counsel in Complaints Filed list as well the Top 50 Cases with Settlements Reaching Final Approval 2009-2020 list.

The Report, produced annually by The Huntington National Bank and the University of San Francisco Law School, includes class action antitrust filings in federal court, analyzing data from 2009-2020.

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Former Brown University Students File Federal Class Action Alleging Institutional Failures Enabled Patterns of Sexual Abuse at the Prestigious School

Providence, RI (August 9, 2021) – Four women who are current or recent students at Brown University have filed a federal class action complaint against the Ivy League school alleging it has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from harm, including rape, “despite knowledge that sexual assault on its campus is endemic.” ... The case was filed on August 6 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. If granted, the prospective class would include all women – estimated at upwards of 4,000 – who attended Brown starting in 2018 and were survivors of sexual violence and were then further traumatized by the “complete neglect and dysfunction” of the university’s sexual misconduct response program.  

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G&E Secures Delaware’s Largest Ever Environmental Damages Recovery on Behalf of State of DE Following Lengthy Investigation of PFAS Contamination

The State of Delaware, represented by G&E and the Delaware Department of Justice, has reached a historic pre-suit settlement with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, The Chemours Company, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and Corteva, Inc. (together, “DuPont”) following an extensive investigation concerning the contamination of Delaware natural resources with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ... Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings described the settlement as “the most significant environmental settlement that the State of Delaware has ever secured,” noting that “it is being delivered on a timeline that matches the urgency of this moment.”

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G&E Secures Preliminary Injunction on Behalf of New Mexico Public in Sterigenics Ethylene Oxide Case

Following a hearing led by G&E, a preliminary injunction was granted prohibiting industrial sterilization company Sterigenics from the uncontrolled emission of ethylene oxide at its Santa Teresa, New Mexico facility. The ruling was over the objection of numerous local and national groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. G&E is co-counsel in this litigation with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.

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G&E Co-Counsel in Health Insurer Lawsuits Filed by San Diego City Attorney’s Office

In a slew of lawsuits filed by San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, the City alleges that health insurers misled consumers with directories containing incorrect provider information. Consumers rely on provider directories when enrolling in health insurance plans and to find in-network doctors that accept their insurance. Inaccurate directories harm the public health by imposing barriers to health care access, and they distort health insurance markets with false advertising of the breadth of the provider networks offered and by driving out high needs patients who become frustrated and switch plans. The complaints allege unlawful business practices and false advertising by health insurers Molina, Kaiser, and HealthNet.

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G&E Files Suit Against Monsanto on Behalf of Sacramento Man Who Alleges His Cancers Were Caused by Roundup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 21, 2021) – Leading plaintiffs law firm Grant & Eisenhofer has filed suit in California state court against Monsanto Co., maker of the herbicide Roundup, on behalf of Sacramento-area resident Michael Langford, who asserts his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers were caused by decades-long exposure to Roundup’s chemical ingredients, notably glyphosate.

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G&E Reaches Preliminary Settlement in Action

G&E represents the Lead Plaintiff and serves as Lead Counsel for the class in the consolidated cases, Williams et al. v. Block.One, Blumer and Larimer, Civ No. 1:20-cv-2809, and Crypto Assets Opportunity Fund, et al. v. Block.One, Blumer, Larimer, Grigg and Pierce, Civ. No. 1:20-cv-3829 before Judge Kaplan in the Southern District of New York. The Parties have reached an agreement to settle the action for a payment by of $27.5 million cash for the benefit of the class. The settlement must be approved by the Court.

Principal Beth Graham Named to Law360’s Annual Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar

G&E principal and head of the Firm's mass tort practice group, Beth Graham has been selected by Law360 as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” for 2021. This year’s list from Law360 includes only 11 lawyers, each of whom obtained significant achievements on behalf of their clients over the past year.

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Leading Litigator Barbara Hart Joins G&E as Principal and Member of Executive Committee

Ms. Hart follows arrival of prominent mass tort/medical device litigator Ms. Sindhu Daniel

NEW YORK (January 6, 2021) – Leading plaintiffs’ law firm Grant & Eisenhofer announced the arrival of Barbara Hart, a nationally recognized litigator with a distinguished track record of recoveries for investors in securities class actions as well as antitrust and whistleblower cases ... Ms. Hart is the second major addition to G&E in recent months, following the arrival late last fall of noted mass tort litigator Sindhu Daniel to the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware, office.

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G&E Adds Kyle McGee, Head of Firm’s Environmental Litigation Group, to Executive Committee

WILMINGTON, DEL. (February 12, 2021) – G&E has announced that Kyle J. McGee, who leads the firm’s environmental litigation group, has been appointed to the Executive Committee.

Launched in 2017, G&E’s environmental group represents numerous state, county and municipal government agencies and other public entities in large-scale litigations against corporate polluters that have damaged critical natural resources.

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Lawdragon Highlights Jay Eisenhofer’s Long-Term Success as a Plaintiffs’ Lawyer and Contributions to Modern Business Litigation

Lawdragon’s Katrina Dewey delves into G&E Managing Director Jay Eisenhofer’s storied career, the Firm’s successful history, and G&E’s continued growth in representing plaintiffs.

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G&E Instrumental in $2.67 Billion Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement, One of the Largest Monetary Recoveries in an Antitrust Class Action

Resolving a years-long multidistrict lawsuit, G&E, serving as co-chair of the litigation committee, worked with co-counsel to reach a $2.67 billion class settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers. Plaintiffs, a class of more than 40 groups of insurance subscribers, accuse BCBS entities of engaging in an illegal conspiracy to thwart competition for health insurance customers, thereby establishing and maintaining monopoly power throughout the regions in which they operate. The settlement is one of the largest monetary recoveries reached in an antitrust class action, and also incorporates sweeping anti-competitive practice reforms.

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The G&E ESG Institute Submits Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Supporting Corporate Liability for Child Slavery in Supply Chain

On behalf of investors and investment managers dedicated to ESG principles, the Grant & Eisenhofer ESG Institute submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, for consideration in the pending Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I case. Respondents, former child slaves, allege that Nestlé USA is liable under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) for incorporating and facilitating child slave labor operations on cocoa farms in West African countries in its cocoa supply chain. Writing in support of Respondents, the G&E ESG Institute argues that ESG investors have a particular interest in ensuring that the ATS be available as a legal mechanism for holding corporations accountable for their ESG transgressions.

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U.S. Bans Importation of Malaysian Palm Oil Products Following Petition Filed by G&E’s ESG Institute

NEW YORK (Oct. 5, 2020) – In an important human rights order issued Sept. 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection banned all palm oil and palm oil products manufactured by Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producer, FGV Holdings Berhad.

The CBP’s order comes after the Grant & Eisenhofer ESG Institute, a policy group focused on environmental, social and governance issues for institutional investors, petitioned the agency last summer to ban U.S. importation of FGV’s palm oil and palm oil products. The petition alleged widespread evidence of forced labor and illegal child labor practices on the company’s palm oil plantations in Malaysia.

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G&E files Suit against Chicago-Area Sterilization Companies for Contaminating Air with Cancer-Causing Ethylene Oxide

On behalf of residents living in communities north of Chicago, G&E filed a complaint against Medline Industries, Inc, Steris Corporation, and other medical sterilization companies seeking damages related to defendants’ dangerous emission of Ethylene Oxide. The toxic gas is known to cause cancer, yet was knowingly emitted into the atmosphere for decades by defendants, the complaint alleges. The suit seeks to hold these companies responsible for their reckless behavior by paying affected individuals for costs associated with monitoring for the development of certain types of cancer, blood disorders, and other organ damage.

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G&E Files Actions on Behalf of Restaurants, Bars and Fitness Centers that Suffered Losses Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns

PHILADELPHIA (August 25, 2020) – Continuing its support of small businesses that have been unjustly denied insurance coverage for losses suffered due to shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, G&E has filed a pair of class actions against 11 insurance companies.

The suits were brought on behalf of a fitness center in Tennessee and a group of Philadelphia cafés and wine and beer bars, respectively. They were filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

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G&E Settles PCB Litigation on Behalf of District of Columbia, Monsanto to Pay $52 Million

G&E represented the District of Columbia in a lawsuit against chemical manufacturer Monsanto concerning its production, marketing, distribution, and sale of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The toxic chemical, sold by Monsanto for almost 50 years, caused widespread contamination of the District’s natural resources, including major waterways such as the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. The $52 million settlement holds Monsanto responsible for environmental damage as well as health risks to the District’s residents, and will help fund the clean-up of the contaminated waterways.

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G&E attorneys representing the District include Kyle J. McGee, Viola Vetter, and Jason Wilson.

G&E Wins Appeal of Towers Watson Merger Dismissal

After the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed G&E’s shareholder lawsuit last June alleging breach of fiduciary duty in the $18 billion Towers Watson merger, G&E recently secured a reversal in the Delaware Supreme Court. The case asserts a post-closing damages claim on behalf of a class of stockholders of insurance brokerage Willis Group when it merged with Towers Watson & Co. to form Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company. The reversal sends the case back to the Chancery Court for reconsideration.

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G&E Represents Baltimore and Baltimore County in Proposed $550 Million Nationwide Class Action Settlement with Monsanto for PCB Contamination

The Mayor & City Council of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland, are serving as proposed class representatives in a nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Co. relating to contamination of public water systems with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). If approved, the settlement would establish a fund benefiting cities, counties, townships, and other municipalities across the country dealing with PCB contamination in stormwater systems and other public resources. G&E is serving as co-counsel to the Baltimore City Law Department and Baltimore County Office of Law, along with Maryland-based Gordon Wolf & Carney Chtd. and proposed lead class counsel Baron & Budd P.C.

G&E attorneys working with Baltimore and Baltimore County in this litigation include Kyle McGee, Viola Vetter, and Jason Wilson.

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G&E Files Action Against JUUL Labs, Inc. on Behalf of City of Baltimore

The Mayor & City Council of Baltimore has initiated litigation against e-cigarette company JUUL Labs, Inc. Baltimore alleges that JUUL’s products and deceptive, youth-oriented marketing campaigns have injured the City and its residents in several ways, including by endangering the health of City residents, increasing funding requirements for City agencies and City public schools, and increasing costs relating to youth tobacco enforcement and compliance. Baltimore asserts public nuisance, design defect, failure to warn, negligence, and Maryland Consumer Protection Act claims.

G&E and Maryland-based Gordon Wolf & Carney Chtd. will serve as co-counsel with the Baltimore City Law Department in prosecuting this action. The case has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

G&E Files Suit over Failure to Cover Business Losses from COVID-19 Suffered by Anytime Fitness Franchisees

CHICAGO/BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 24, 2020) – Grant & Eisenhofer has filed suit today against Deerfield, Ill.-based Markel Insurance Co. for failing to accept claims from franchisees of national fitness chain Anytime Fitness that were shuttered and lost business due to state-imposed COVID-19 restrictions.

The four Anytime Fitness outlets named in the complaint are operated by Fountain Enterprises, of West Point, Miss., and located in Mississippi and Alabama. They represent a tiny fraction of the 4,500 Anytime Fitness gyms nationwide, all of which are insured by Markel.

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G&E Obtains Favorable Ruling Sustaining Securities Fraud Claims Against Synchronoss Technologies

Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson, in the District of New Jersey, has upheld securities fraud claims asserted against Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. and its former Chief Financial Officer, Karen L. Rosenberger, arising from alleged accounting violations that forced Synchronoss to restate three years of financial statements. On behalf of Lead Plaintiff the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii and a proposed class of Synchronoss investors, G&E filed a securities fraud complaint alleging that the company’s revenue recognition procedures and controls were deficient, resulting in premature recognition of revenue and inflated financial reports. The complaint alleges that Synchronoss and Rosenberger repeatedly violated accounting rules for revenue recognition and misrepresented the company’s financial performance to investors during the class period of October 28, 2014 to June 13, 2017, and that the stock price dropped precipitously from over $30 per share to under $12 per share once the misrepresentations were corrected.

The class action seeks to recover damages for persons who purchased Synchronoss securities during the class period. Judge Wolfson’s detailed opinion rejecting Synchronoss’ and Rosenberger’s dismissal arguments is available here.

G&E attorneys prosecuting this action include Daniel L. Berger, Kyle J. McGee, Rebecca Musarra, and Jonathan Park.

G&E Files Class Action on Behalf of Business Claimants Devastated By Catastrophic Dam Failures That Caused Massive Damage and Evacuations

Southfield, MI (May 29, 2020) – A group of local businesses devastated by the catastrophic dam failures in Michigan have joined individual plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the dams’ owners over their alleged, years-long failure to maintain the structures.

Leading plaintiffs’ law firms Grant & Eisenhofer, Morgan & Morgan and Jenner Law have jointly filed an amended complaint in U.S. District Court in for the Eastern District of Michigan that adds business claimants seeking damages from dramatic dam failures a week ago that forced mass evacuations in locations across Midland, Gladwin and Saginaw Counties, MI.

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G&E Directors Elizabeth Graham, Olav Haazen, Lisa Weinstein Selected to the National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Trailblazers

Three Firm Directors, Elizabeth Graham, Olav Haazen, and Lisa Weinstein, have been named to the National Law Journal’s list of Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers for 2020. The honor is bestowed upon a select number of lawyers who have pioneered significant change in plaintiff-side litigation and led groundbreaking cases in their sectors. Ms. Graham leads G&E’s mass tort practice, and also represents survivors of sexual assault and victims of gender rights abuses. Mr. Haazen represents plaintiffs from around the world in cross-border securities fraud litigation and arbitration. Ms. Weinstein represents families and children who sustained catastrophic injuries at birth.

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$175 Million Settlement Plus Corporate Governance Reforms Approved in Action Brought by G&E Against McKesson Corp., One of the Largest Derivative Case Settlements in History

Settlement of the derivative action brought by G&E on behalf McKesson Corporation shareholders against the company’s current and former officers and directors has been approved in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. The $175 million settlement amounts to one of the largest derivative case settlements in history. In addition to the monetary recovery, the settlement provides for governance reforms designed to improve Board oversight and fix compliance failures at McKesson.

McKesson, as a distributor of pharmaceuticals, has had a significant role in the increase of opioid drug abuse in the United States. In 2008, the company entered into a settlement agreement with the government and paid a $13.5 million dollar fine. McKesson failed to implement and adhere to the terms of the agreement and in 2017, was hit with a record $150 million fine.

In 2017, G&E filed In re McKesson Corp Stockholder Derivative Litigation on behalf of the Police & Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit. The action filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery was stayed. The action in the Northern District of California remained in discovery while mediation was ongoing.

G&E Wins Historic Ruling by World Bank’s ICSID Tribunal Allowing Mass Arbitration of Greek Claims against Republic of Cyprus

ATHENS/NEW YORK (February 10, 2020) – In a landmark decision issued Feb. 7, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, an international tribunal affiliated with the World Bank, ruled that it has jurisdiction over arbitration proceedings brought by Grant & Eisenhofer against the Republic of Cyprus on behalf of almost 1,000 Greek bank depositors and bondholders who claim heavy losses in the wake of Cyprus’s 2013 financial crisis.

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G&E’s Successes in International Litigation Top SCAS Report of 25 Largest Non-U.S. Shareholder Recoveries

A report released by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.’s Securities Class Action Services highlights the top 25 largest securities class action recoveries reached outside the U.S. Topping the rankings is the $1.5 billion settlement against Fortis in the Netherlands and Belgium, where G&E served as global counsel. The Netherlands tops the list as the jurisdiction with the most funds obtained, but Australia leads with the highest number of settlements.

The majority of these settlements occurred after 2010, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Morrison v. National Australia Bank. The ruling precludes investors who purchased securities on foreign exchanges from suing under U.S. federal securities laws. “[International shareholder litigation] has proliferated in the wake of that decision because it was no longer possible to bring cases on behalf of institutional investors or other types of investors who purchase outside the United States,” said G&E Director Olav Haazen. “They obviously still have the same case — it’s still the same fraud — but had to find a different venue.”

Grant & Eisenhofer Named as a “Delaware Powerhouse” by Law360

G&E has once again been selected as one of Law360’s Delaware Regional Powerhouses. The 2019 honor was bestowed upon six firms that are “handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles….”

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G&E Represents Tinder’s Former VP of Marketing and Communications In Suit Against Parent Companies and Former CEO for Sexual Assault, Cover-up and Wrongful Termination

LOS ANGELES (August 5, 2019) – Rosette Pambakian, a former senior executive at dating app Tinder and the woman responsible for the brand’s breakout success, has sued former Match Group and Tinder CEO Gregory Blatt for sexual assault, along with Match Group and IAC/Interactive Corp. for its cover-up and her wrongful termination for speaking out.  The lawsuit was filed by leading plaintiffs’ law firm Grant & Eisenhofer.

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G&E Director Beth Graham is Co-Lead Counsel in $143 Million Settlement over Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Plaintiffs’ attorneys reach Agreement-in-Principle with Columbia Gas; settlement will compensate communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover …

“These explosions devastated the communities and economy of the towns in Merrimack Valley. Families suffered for months in the gripping cold. Businesses shuttered, and lives were upended,” said Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel, Elizabeth Graham of Grant & Eisenhofer. “To this day, the people most impacted by the explosions are not fully back on their feet, but we believe this settlement is the quickest and most just method to ensure that residents and businesses are made whole again.” In addition to Ms. Graham, G&E Associate Adam Gomez serves as plaintiffs’ counsel in the matter.

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Following Motion by G&E, Lawsuits Against Gilead Over HIV Meds Containing TDF to be Coordinated Before Single Judge in California

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (August 8, 2019) – A California judge has ordered that all California lawsuits brought against drugmaker Gilead Sciences, Inc. over HIV medications containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) will be coordinated before a single judge in San Francisco County Superior Court going forward.

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G&E Advances Its Advocacy for Women with Filing of New Sexual Assault Case Against Massage Envy in California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 18, 2019) – Leading plaintiffs’ law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. announced the filing of sexual assault lawsuit against Massage Envy, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based therapeutic massage franchisor and largest employer of massage therapists nationwide. The legal action advances G&E’s advocacy and representation of women in assault cases in various industries, including financial services and technology.

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G&E Brings Mass Tort Lawsuits against Drugmaker Gilead over HIV Medications Containing TDF

OAKLAND, CALIF. (July 8, 2019) – Personal injury lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of patients against drugmaker Gilead Sciences, Inc., are moving forward in numerous California State Courts, having been cleared by state and federal judges. The plaintiffs allege that the Foster City, Calif.-based company withheld from sale for more than a decade a medication for HIV treatment that Gilead knew was safer and more effective than the drug the company promoted on the market during that period.

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ESG Institute Petitions U.S. Government to Block Importation of Palm Oil Produced by FGV Holdings Berhad in Malaysia, Based on Evidence of Child and Forced Labor Practices

NEW YORK (June 24, 2019) – The Grant & Eisenhofer ESG Institute announced the filing of a petition to ban importation of palm oil produced in Malaysia by that country’s biggest, and one-third government-owned palm oil producer, FGV Holdings Berhad (formerly known as FELDA Global Ventures Berhad), due to widespread evidence of forced labor and illegal child labor practices on FGV’s oil-palm plantations. The petition was filed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency within the Department of Homeland Security that enforces laws and facilitates lawful trade.

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Managing Director Jay Eisenhofer Named to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Jay Eisenhofer has been inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame distinction is reserved for law firm partners at the pinnacle of their profession that have received constant praise from their clients. Mr. Eisenhofer has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 United States for his expertise in the Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation: Plaintiff category.

G&E Launches Civil Rights Practice

CHICAGO (March 25, 2019) – Leading plaintiffs’ law firm Grant & Eisenhofer announced the formation of a new Civil Rights practice. G&E’s civil rights practice is the most recent expansion of the firm’s advocacy platforms on behalf of plaintiffs. In the past decade, the firm has grown beyond its core practice of securities litigation to include: consumer class actions, whistleblower cases involving the False Claims Act, mass tort and environmental suits, birth injury litigation, bankruptcy matters, and intellectual property disputes.

G&E Files Lawsuit on Behalf of International Institutional Investors Misled by Danske Bank’s Massive Money Laundering Fraud

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (March 18, 2019) – An international coalition of public pension funds, governmental entities, and asset managers have sued Danske Bank A/S, asserting fraud claims stemming from a massive Russian money-laundering scheme and multi-year cover-up by Denmark’s largest bank and its senior leadership.
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G&E Files Suit Seeking to Block Elon Musk from Tweeting About Tesla

Wilmington, DELAWARE (March 8, 2019) Law firm Grant & Eisenhofer has brought suit on behalf of institutional investors against Elon Musk and the board Tesla Inc., asserting that the CEO’s ongoing unchecked misstatements on Twitter have continued to harm the company and its shareholders.

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G&E Birth Injury Attorneys Named to Illinois Super Lawyers List of Rising Stars for 2019

Director Lisa Weinstein and Associate Whitney Siehl have been selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers’ list of 2019 Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list recognizes up to 2.5% of attorneys in each state that are either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Ms. Weinstein has been selected to the list for the past eight years, and Ms. Siehl was selected to the list for the first time this year.

G&E Directors Beth Graham and Lisa Weinstein Selected to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®

Beth Graham, leader of G&E’s complex pharmaceutical and medical device litigation practice, and Lisa Weinstein, leader of G&E’s birth injury litigation group, have been selected for the Lifetime Achievement award by America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. The honor is bestowed upon only 100 attorneys in each state—less than 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States. Ms. Graham and Ms. Weinstein are recognized for their accomplishments and impact on the legal profession over the course of their careers, representing plaintiffs in product liability and birth injury litigation.

Grant & Eisenhofer Wins Jury Trial against

Wilmington, DELAWARE (September 21, 2018)Grant & Eisenhofer won a jury verdict on behalf of a whistleblower who exposed a scheme by (NASDAQ: OSTK) to avoid reporting and remitting to Delaware millions of dollars in dormant gift cards.

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Grant & Eisenhofer Selected Among Law360’s Delaware Regional Powerhouses

G&E has been selected as one of Law360’s Delaware Regional Powerhouses for 2018. The honor is bestowed upon firms that have made a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.

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G&E Announces Fortis Investors will Receive $1.5 Billion in Largest Court-Approved Settlement in European Securities Case

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands (July 13, 2018) – Dutch appeals court officially approved the largest securities settlement ever reached in Europe, clearing the way for international insurance company Ageas N.V./S.A. to begin payment of $1.5 billion (€1.3 billion) to multiple groups of institutional and individual investors from Europe and the United States.

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Firm Director Lisa Weinstein Recognized as One of Law360’s Rising Stars

Law360 has selected Director Lisa Weinstein as one of their Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Rising Stars for 2018.  Law360’s Rising Stars recognizes attorneys under 40 with outstanding career accomplishments. Ms. Weinstein leads G&E’s birth injury litigation practice, and has obtained over $130 million on behalf of her clients.

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Managing Director Stuart Grant Honored by Lawdragon as “Legend” Selection for 2018

Leading U.S. securities and corporate governance litigator one of only 30 lawyers nationally named 10 or more years as a Lawdragon 500 Lawyer; Stuart Grant joins U.S. Supreme Court justices Sotomayor and Thomas, along with small group of distinguished private and public sector lawyers.

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Firm Named as “Top Tier Firm” and Directors, Senior Counsel Highlighted by The Legal 500 United States 2018

Grant & Eisenhofer has been ranked as a “Top Tier Firm” by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide for Dispute Resolution in two practice areas:

  • M&A litigation: plaintiff
  • Securities litigation: plaintiff

The Firm’s managing directors have been named in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list:

  • Stuart Grant - M&A litigation: plaintiff
  • Jay Eisenhofer - Securities litigation: plaintiff

Senior counsel Kimberly Evans is named in the “Next Generation Lawyers” list – The Legal 500 United States 2018’s guide to up-and-coming lawyers nationwide –in the area of Dispute Resolution – M&A litigation: plaintiff

Additionally, G&E has 8 lawyers listed as “Recommended Attorneys” in The Legal 500 United States 2018 editorial:
Dispute Resolution – M&A litigation: plaintiff

  • Stuart Grant
  • Michael Barry
  • Nathan Cook
  • Christine Mackintosh
  • Kimberly Evans

Dispute Resolution – Securities litigation: plaintiff

  • Jay Eisenhofer
  • Jeff Almeida
  • Olav Haazen


Firm Director Olav Haazen Interviewed by The National Herald on €300M Recovery Claim on Behalf of Greek Citizens

With regard to the lawsuit G&E brought against the Republic of Cyprus on behalf of Greek citizens to recover a claim over €300 million, firm director and lead attorney for the case Olav A. Haazen, PhD, explains that the Cypriot bail-in of 2013 wiped out the life-savings, college funds and pensions of thousands of middle-class Greeks in an internationally illegal move that shifted the burden away from Cypriots and onto foreigners.

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G&E Ranked for 15th Consecutive Year as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners UK in Chambers USA Guide 2018

In its 15th consecutive year as a top-ranked firm, G&E is ranked in the areas of:

Securities: Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff (Nationwide)
Chancery: Mainly Plaintiff (Delaware)
Litigation: Securities Mainly Plaintiff (New York)

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