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 Files Lawsuit Against Block.one for “Biggest of All Crypto Frauds” after Value of Digital Asset Token Plunges 85%

NEW YORK (May 18, 2020) – A diverse group of individual and corporate investors has filed a class action lawsuit today against blockchain software firm Block.one, alleging it defrauded them through a year-long illegal initial coin offering that netted the company in excess of $4 billion but left investors with an unregulated asset that became virtually worthless.

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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.

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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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Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Features G&E’s Karyn Bass Ehler

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois spotlights Karyn Bass Ehler, head of the firm’s Civil Rights practice group, in its Member Monday feature. Ms. Bass Ehler litigates matters involving wrongful convictions, excessive force and other Section 1983 claims, sexual harassment or assault, and discrimination, among other egregious civil rights violations. An “advocate for the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in law, government, and business,” she is dedicated to empowering women and other underrepresented groups in the legal profession—an underlying theme in her life’s work.

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.

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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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Public Justice Spotlights G&E Director Deborah Elman

Public Justice features firm director Deborah Elman and her dedication to promoting competition, protecting shareholders, and fostering good corporate governance. Ms. Elman leads significant cases in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and financial services industries.  She is also co-director of G&E’s ESG Institute, which supports responsible investment.  G&E’s and Ms. Elman’s work shares common goals with Public Justice, whose attorneys work with private lawyers across the nation to fight injustice and preserve access to the courts.

G&E Civil Rights Attorney Named to Illinois Super Lawyers 2020

G&E’s Karyn Bass Ehler, Senior Counsel and head of the firm’s Civil Rights practice, has been selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers’ list of 2020 Top Rated Civil Rights Lawyers in Chicago, IL. The list recognizes only 5% of attorneys in each state. Ms. Bass Ehler had been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for four years.

G&E Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit on Behalf of Florida Man Jailed 14 Years for Double Murder He Did Not Commit

ORLANDO, FL (January 7, 2020) – Leading plaintiffs’ law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a Honduran immigrant from Orlando who spent 14 years in prison, 10 of them on death row, for a double murder he did not commit. The daughter and granddaughter of the victims repeatedly confessed while he remained wrongfully incarcerated…

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G&E Files Suit Against School Officials and Teacher on Behalf of Family of 9-year-old Alabama Girl Bullied into Suicide

SELMA, ALA. (January 16, 2020) – The family of a nine-year-old girl in Linden, Alabama, who hung herself in December 2018 has filed a lawsuit against her school and various school district officials who allegedly were fully aware of the persistent abuse and bullying directed at her and took no action to stop it.

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G&E’s Director of Birth Injury Named to Illinois Super Lawyers 2020

G&E Birth Injury Attorney and Director, Lisa Weinstein, has been selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers’ list of 2020 Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Chicago, IL. The list recognizes only 5% of attorneys in each state. Ms. Weinstein has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for the past nine years.

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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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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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 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, Headed by Former Chief of Civil Rights Bureau for Illinois Attorney General Karyn Bass Ehler

CHICAGO (March 25, 2019) – Leading plaintiffs’ law firm Grant & Eisenhofer announced the formation of a new Civil Rights practice, led by Karyn Bass Ehler, who joins as senior counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. Bass Ehler brings a distinguished track record in civil rights matters in both private practice and the public sector. She most recently served as Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau for the Illinois Attorney General.

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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.