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April 12, 2018

Block & Leviton Named Among Top Four Plaintiffs’ Firms For 2017 By ISS

Block & Leviton is pleased to be named among the Top Five Plaintiffs’ Firms of 2017 by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). In 2017, Block & Leviton recovered $197,750,000 in settlements on behalf of shareholders. Read the report.

April 9, 2018

RICO Class Action Filed Against Walmart, Bloomingdales, and Other Leading Retailers By Block & Leviton LLP

San Francisco / Block & Leviton LLP announced today that it has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Walmart (NYSE: WMT), Bloomingdales, DSW (NYSE: DSW), Burlington (NYSE: BURL), and other leading retailers (the “Retailer Defendants”) asserting, on behalf of its clients, claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). The suit alleges that the Retailer Defendants have participated in a long-running racketeering scheme with a Utah company,… read more

August 7, 2017

Ditech Financial LLC Sued For Violations of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003

Block & Leviton is co-counsel in a case challenging Ditech Financial LLC under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, brought on behalf of a class of current and former servicemembers whose statutory rights to a 6% interest rate cap under the SCRA have been violated in connection with mortgage loans incurred by them and their spouses before they were called to active service. The lawsuit challenges Defendant Ditech Financial,… read more

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

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