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March 21, 2017

Liberty Life Veterans Long Term Disability Litigation – Final Approval of Settlement Granted

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

March 21, 2017

Washington State Patrol – USERRA Litigation Settlement

Summary of the Lawsuit This lawsuit alleges that 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. Summary of the Claims The lawsuit alleges that the WSP’s refusal to provide military veterans with state-mandated veterans preferences in… read more

November 22, 2016

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

April 11, 2016

Block & Leviton Defeats Motion to Dismiss its Claims Against Putnam

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.

January 22, 2016

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

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