For 2015, Aetna and Humana Again Identify Lowey Dannenberg as a “Go-to Law Firm”

Since 2013 and again in the 2015 edition of the Corporate Counsel magazine’s “In House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies,” the firm’s longtime clients Aetna Inc. and Humana, Inc. each identified Lowey Dannenberg as a “Go-to Law Firm."  Read More

Lowey Dannenberg Converts Individual Claim to Class Action Seeking Return of Overdraft Fees from M&T Bank

Lowey Dannenberg successfully moved the Court in Hatemi v. M&T Bank (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2015) to convert Plaintiff, Dr. Lachin Hatemi’s individual action against M&T Bank into a class action and to assert additional claims.  Read more, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Appointed Co-lead Counsel in Wheat Futures Manipulation Case

On July 15, 2015, U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang appointed Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. as co-lead counsel for a class of wheat futures and options traders pursuing claims against Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Mondelēz Global LLC alleging Kraft manipulated the prices of Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures and options contracts. The case, Ploss v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc. et al.,15-cv-2937 (N.D. Ill.), is pending in the Northern District of Illinois. To read the Court’s Order, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Whistleblower Awarded One of Largest Settlements in NYS History for Home Health Care Medicaid Fraud

In a major Medicaid false billing settlement announced on July 10, 2015, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C., working with the State of New York, acting through the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”), agreed with defendants Trinity HomeCare, LLC (“Trinity”), Walgreens Infusion Services, Inc. (f/k/a Option Care, Inc.), Option Care of New York, Inc. and the Walgreen Co. to resolve a Medicaid whistleblower lawsuit pending in New York Federal Court.  See United States et al. v. Trinity HomeCare, LLC, et al., 09-cv-3919 (S.D.N.Y.).  The defendants agreed to pay $22,448,938.00 million to settle allegations of wrongdoing. Read more, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Wins Denial of Defendant Banks’ Motion to Reconsider Jurisdiction in Yen Libor Case

On July 24, 2015, Judge George B. Daniels denied Deutsche Bank AG and nine other financial institutions’ attempt to have him reconsider an earlier decision that held that these banks waived their personal jurisdiction defense by waiting too long to argue that they could not be sued in the United States. Read more, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Secures Final Approval of $16.75 Million Settlement

On June 22, 2015, Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska of the Southern District of New York granted final approval to a $16.75 million settlement in In re Optiver Commodities Litigation, Case No. 08-cv-6842 (S.D.N.Y.).  Read more, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Named Interim Class Counsel in Proposed Swiss Franc LIBOR Class Action

On May 13, 2015, U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein appointed Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. interim class counsel in a proposed class action against numerous global financial institutions responsible for the setting of the London Interbank Offered Rate for the Swiss Franc (“Swiss Franc LIBOR”). Read more, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Appointed Lead Counsel in London Silver Fixing Antitrust Litigation

On November 25, 2014, U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni appointed Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart PC co-lead counsel for silver futures buyers and sellers pursuing antitrust claims against Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC USA Bank NA and the Bank of Nova Scotia for price manipulation in an MDL Litigation pending in the Southern District of New York. In re: London Silver Fixing Ltd. Antitrust Litigation, case no. 14-md-2573 (S.D.N.Y.). Read more, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Wins Remand to Pennsylvania State Court in Nexium Pay-For-Delay Litigation 

In "a big win for plaintiffs," on September 22, 2014, Lowey Dannenberg Partner Peter St. Phillip argued in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania a motion to remand the Nexium pay-for-delay action, originally filed by Lowey Dannenberg on behalf of 90 third party payers in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Time Ins. Co. v. AstraZeneca AB, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140110 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 1, 2014).  As reported in the Wall Street Journal, just 10 days after oral argument, on October 1, 2014, Judge Gerald Austin McHugh remanded the action to state court, adopting Plaintiffs’ arguments. Read more, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Named to Securities Class Action Services List of Top Plaintiffs’ Law Firms

On July 16, 2014, ISS Securities Class Action Services named Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart to the "Securities Class Action Services 50" for the year 2013. The Securities Class Action Services 50 lists the top 50 plaintiffs' law firms ranked by the total cash amount of final securities class action settlements occurring in 2013 in which the law firm served as lead or co-lead counsel.  Lowey Dannenberg is number 9 on the most current list.  For more information, click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Earns High Praise for Dogged Litigation Efforts

In a June 23, 2014 Order, U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt praised Lowey Dannenberg shareholder Peter St. Phillip for his “outstanding” efforts litigating residential mortgagors' claims against Washington Mutual to return illegal payoff statement and other fees charged by the bank.  The Court remarked that the case “was not the average class action where there is a complaint served, a few things occur, and then there is a settlement,”  and concluded the work “was difficult” and the litigation was protracted and “vicious.”  After filing and defending 35 motions, Lowey Dannenberg secured a $13 million settlement and returned monies to more than 529,000 class members.  To see the Opinion in Cassese v. Washington Mutual, Inc., No. 05-cv-2724 (E.D.N.Y.), click here.

Lowey Dannenberg Appointed as Trustee of Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Trust

The Consumer Product Safety Commission appointed Lowey Dannenberg partner Peter St. Phillip as a trustee of a Recall Trust established to provide monetary relief to U.S. consumers who purchased small, individual magnets with a high flux index.  In administrative proceedings, the Commission alleged the magnets presented a substantial product hazard to children.  The Commission selected Lowey Dannenberg for its extensive settlement administration expertise involving complex matters.

Lowey Dannenberg Wins Big in Arbitration for Limited Partner Based on Knowing and Wrongful Conduct of Two Prominent Harlem Real Estate Developers

On August 12, 2013, Rick Lassiter, a project finance professional and real estate investor, was awarded $1,946,316.00, plus post-judgment interest, by an Arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association after Lassiter sued Walter J. Edwards and Carlton A. Brown, the managing members of two limited liability companies based in Harlem, N.Y. Lassiter is represented by Barbara J. Hart and Scott V. Papp of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C.

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Seeking Litigation Associate

Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. is seeking a litigation associate for its  White Plains, NY office.  The successful candidate will report to senior counsel with research, review large volumes of documents involving securities or consumer fraud, and summarize relevant documents for senior counsel, produce clients’ documents to opposing counsel electronically., create logs of withheld documents, assist at depositions and court hearings, and support settlement discussions. Read more.

Lowey Dannenberg Wins Big in Arbitration for Limited Partner Based on Knowing and Wrongful Conduct of Two Prominent Harlem Real Estate Developers

On August 12, 2013, Rick Lassiter, a project finance professional and real estate investor, was awarded $1,946,316.00, plus post-judgment interest, by an Arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association after Lassiter sued Walter J. Edwards and Carlton A. Brown, the managing members of two limited liability companies based in Harlem, N.Y.  Lassiter is represented by Barbara J. Hart and Scott V. Papp of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C.

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Lowey Dannenberg Wins Big in Arbitration for Limited Partner Based on Knowing and Wrongful Conduct of Two Prominent Harlem Real Estate Developers

On August 12, 2013, Rick Lassiter, a project finance professional and real estate investor, was awarded $1,946,316.00, plus post-judgment interest, by an Arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association after Lassiter sued Walter J. Edwards and Carlton A. Brown, the managing members of two limited liability companies based in Harlem, N.Y.  Lassiter is represented by Barbara J. Hart and Scott V. Papp of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C.

- See more at: https://www.lowey.com/news/lowey-dannenberg-wins-big-in-arbitration-for-limited-partner-based-on-knowing-and-wrongful-conduct-of-two-prominent-harlem-real-estate-developers/#sthash.PjV7DNK0.dpufLowey Dannenberg Wins Big in Arbitration For Limited Partner Based on Knowing and Wrongful Conduct of Two Prominent Harlem Real Estate Developers

Lowey Dannenberg Wins Big in Arbitration For Limited Partner Based on Knowing and Wrongful Conduct of Two Prominent Harlem Real Estate Developers

Rick Lassiter, a project finance professional and real estate investor, was awarded $1,946,316.00, plus post-judgment interest, by an Arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association after Lassiter sued Walter J. Edwards and Carlton A. Brown, the managing members of two limited liability companies based in Harlem, N.Y.  Lassiter is represented by Barbara J. Hart and Scott V. Papp of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. Read more.