Block & Leviton partner R. Joseph Barton is lead counsel in a lawsuit that challenges Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston (“Liberty Life”)’s policy and practice of offsetting the benefits its group long-term disability plans for veterans of the United States Armed Forces by the amount of Veterans Disability Benefits they receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). The firm is proud to announce that a settlement in the… read more
Block & Leviton partner R. Joseph Barton is lead counsel in a lawsuit that alleges that for decades the Washington State Patrol (“WSP”) has failed to provide military veterans with a veterans preference that is guaranteed under Washington State law when such veterans apply to become WSP troopers or apply to be promoted to the position of sergeant or lieutenant, a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights… read more
The Law Firms of Block & Leviton LLP, Finkelstein Thompson LLP, and Green & Noblin PC Announce $5.2 Million Dollar Drywall Class Action Settlement Alleging Price Fixing
If you purchased for end use wallboard manufactured and/or distributed by USG Corporation, United States Gypsum Company, New NGC, Inc., Lafarge North America, Inc., Eagle Materials, Inc., American Gypsum Company LLC, PABCO Building Products, LLC, TIN, Inc., CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc., or their subsidiaries (collectively, the “Defendants”), between January 1, 2012 and June 16, 2016, you may be a class member. “Wallboard” means paper-backed gypsum wallboard, also called drywall or plasterboard…. read more
Block and Leviton’s action in support of employees’ rights successfully cleared an important milestone when Massachusetts District Court Judge William G. Young ordered that the case proceed against Putnam and Fidelity.
Lesley Weaver of Block & Leviton LLP appointed to Steering Committee for Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel emission scandal
More than 150 law firms from across the country sought appointment to the “dream team” to represent consumers in claims against VW, Audi and Porsche for its clean diesel emission scandal. VW has admitted that it installed defeat devices in its so-called clean diesel engines that cut fuel emission curbs during normal driving but allowed the emissions curbs to kick in when the automobile was being tested. After a thorough… read more