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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Senior Lifestyle ERISA Class Action

On September 7, 2017, the Honorable Michael R. Barrett, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, denied the motion to dismiss of Defendant, Senior Lifestyle Corporation (“Defendant”) in a lawsuit brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Kari Egbers and Stephanie Williams, on behalf of themselves and all others […]

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SFMS Joins Virgin America Class Action as Co-Counsel

SFMS announces that it will be joining a wage and hour class action against Virgin America as co-counsel. The case, captioned Julia Bernstein, et al. v. Virgin America, Inc., 227 F. Supp. 3d 1049 (N.D. Cal. 2017), is pending in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, and is being presided over […]

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SFMS Joins Pfizer Qui Tam Suit

SFMS announces that it will be joining a qui tam action against Pfizer, Inc. (“Defendant”) as co-counsel. The case, captioned United States ex rel. Brown v. Pfizer, Inc., Case No. CV 05-6795, is pending in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is being presided over by The Honorable R. Barclay […]

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SFMS Prevails on Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment in Empower Retirement ERISA Case

On September 25, 2017, the Honorable Judge Robert E. Blackburn, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, denied the motion for summary judgment of Defendants, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York, Great-West Trust Company, LLC, and Advised Assets Group, LLC, collectively doing business […]

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Hyundai Class Action

On August 22, 2017, the Honorable Judge C. Darnell Jones II, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, denied the motion to dismiss of Defendant, Hyundai Motor America (“Defendant”) in a case related to an allegedly defective trunk opening mechanism. Joshua Riaubia (“Plaintiff”), individually and for all others similarly situated, brought […]

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss In Safeway ERISA Litigation

On March 13, 2017, the Honorable Judge Jon S. Tigar, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denied the motion to dismiss of Safeway Inc. (“Safeway”) and certain fiduciaries of Safeway’s 401k Plan (“Defendants”) in a lawsuit brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Maria Karla Terraza (“Plaintiff”), brings […]

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SFMS Files Class Action Against United Healthcare Services For Failure To Provide Lactation Consulting Services

On March 10, 2017, Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP and its co-counsel filed their consolidated amended complaint (“Complaint”) seeking class action status against United Healthcare Services (“Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Condry, et al. v. UnitedHealth Group Inc., et. al, Case No. 3:17-cv-00183-VC) on behalf of […]

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SFMS Secures Positive Jury Verdict In CGC Holdings

On May 15, 2017, the jury reached a verdict in CGC Holding Company, LLC, et al. v. Hutchens, et al., 11-cv-1012-RBJ-KLM (D. Colo.), finding that the defendants violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants implemented a loan fraud scheme that was designed to extract monies from the Plaintiffs, who […]

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Judgment Of Nearly $42 Million Against Safeway

Although Judge Jon S. Tigar of the Northern District of California approved a judgment in favor of the certified class in Rodman v. Safeway Inc., Case No. 3:11-cv-03003-JST (N.D. Cal.) and awarded damages of $30,979,262, along with prejudgment interest of $10,905,505, for a total of $41,884,767, Safeway appealed its case to the Ninth Circuit Court […]