Press Release Year: 2018

Washington County Joins the Fight Against the Opioid Industry

August 6th, 2018

Lawsuit Alleges Defendants’ Illegal Practices Devastated SW Virginia County Washington County, Virginia, represented by Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., and The Cicala Law Firm PLLC today initiated legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by prescription opioids. Washington […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Wins $1.25 Million Jury Award for Former Columbia University Professor, Enrichetta Ravina

July 27th, 2018

JURY FINDS RENOWNED BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR, GEERT BEKAERT AND COLUMBIA GUILTY OF RETALIATION Jury Imposes Half a Million in Punitive Damages on Professor Bekaert For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, 201 788-0142, July 27, 2018, New York City –  Jurors in the Ravina v. Columbia University civil suit awarded former Columbia University Business School Professor Enrichetta […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Wins Jury Verdict of Liability for Retaliation Against Columbia Business School Professor, Geert Bekaert, and Columbia University

July 26th, 2018

Jury Also Finds Punitive Damages are Warranted Against Professor Bekaert July 26, 2018, New York City –After a 12 day trial in the case of Ravina v Columbia University, this afternoon, eight jurors in a Manhattan Federal Courtroom found Columbia University and Professor Geert Bekaert liable for retaliation. The jury also determined that punitive damages should be […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Kate Mueting Named Mussey-Gillett Shining Star: Women’s Bar Association of D.C. Recognizes Her Exemplary Contributions Through Leadership of its Membership Committee

July 25th, 2018

July 24, 2018, Washington, DC – The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) named Sanford Heisler Sharp partner Kate Mueting the 2018 winner of its coveted Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award. Mueting is a partner in the firm’s Washington D.C. office and Co-Chair of its Title VII Practice Group. The WBA selected her […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp’s $30 Million Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit Against Columbia University Goes to Trial

July 9th, 2018

Attorneys Pursue Justice for Female Professor Subjected to Years of Sexual Harassment and Career Obstruction by Prominent Professor at Columbia Business School July 9, 2018, New York, NY – Columbia University and tenured Professor Geert Bekaert go on trial today for sexual harassment and retaliation in a lawsuit brought by Enrichetta Ravina, a former Assistant […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Collective Action to Prevent VW From Swapping Older Workers for Younger Workers in U.S.

June 29th, 2018

German Automakers’ “Pact for the Future” Labor Campaign Eliminates 7,000 Jobs in the Americas Primarily Held by Workers Born Between 1995 and 1960 June 29, 2018, Chattanooga, TN – Attorneys from Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP today filed a class action Complaint against Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG) and two of its wholly owned United States subsidiaries in […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Resolves $796,000 Customs Fraud Whistleblower Case Against Jeweler Temple St. Clair

June 25th, 2018

Smuggled Merchandise, Mismarking of Country of Origin, and Failure to Pay Duties, Whistleblower Reported. Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP today announced that luxury jeweler Temple St. Clair has agreed to pay the United States Government $796,000 to settle claims brought by a whistleblower under the False Claims Act. The suit was filed in the United States […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp’s False Claims Act Action Against Medicare Advantage Organization Moves Forward — Court Denies Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss

June 8th, 2018

 Case Against Medical Device Manufacturer Advances to Discovery; Court Affirms Relator’s Liability Theories  For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, 201-493-1027, June 8, 2018, New York, NY – A federal court in the Northern District of Illinois late on Thursday denied two motions to dismiss in United States of America ex rel. Derrick v. […]

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$300 Million Gender Discrimination Suit Against Employment Defense Firm Ogletree Deakins Amended to Include Three Former Female Shareholders as Opt-In Plaintiffs

May 14th, 2018

COMPLAINT ADDS TWO INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS AND ADDITIONAL CLAIMS SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2018 – Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, has amended its $300 million gender discrimination complaint against Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (“Ogletree”). The case is in U.S District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. The Amended Complaint includes […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files $100 Million Gender, Pregnancy, and Maternity Discrimination Lawsuit Against AM Law Giant, Morrison & Foerster

April 30th, 2018

April 30, 2018, San Francisco – Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP filed a $100 million class and collective action employment discrimination lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster (“MoFo”) today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Complaint, which is filed on behalf of three female associates currently employed at MoFo, […]

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