Ariza v. Luxottica Retail North America (LensCrafters)
Ariza v. Luxottica Retail North America (LensCrafters) (E.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein, as lead counsel, represented a putative class of purchasers of LensCrafters’ Accufit Digital Measurement System (Accufit) services, who alleged that LensCrafters used false, misleading advertising and deceptive sales practices about Accufit being “five times more accurate” in measuring pupillary distance than traditional methods, to induce customers to purchase LensCrafter’s higher-priced prescription lens products.
AT&T Pension Benefit Plan Litigation
AT&T Pension Benefit Plan Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Cohen Milstein represents participants and beneficiaries in the AT&T Pension Benefit Plan who allege that AT&T failed comply with ERISA’s actuarial equivalence requirements when providing married participants joint and survivor annuities.
Bains, et al. v. American Tactical, Inc.
Bains, et al. v. American Tactical, Inc., et al. (W.D.N.Y.): On April 13, 2023, Cohen Milstein and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a negligence, public nuisance and unlawful marketing lawsuit against American Tactical, Inc. and others involved in the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of the 60-round high-capacity magazine (HCM) used by the perpetrator in a deadly mass shooting on April 15, 2021 at a FedEx Ground Package facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tragically, thirteen people were shot during the attack. Eight died. At least five other people were injured.
Bains, et al. v. Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc.
Bains, et al. v. Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc. (S.D. Ind.): On April 13, 2023, Cohen Milstein filed a personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit against Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc. (Securitas) for its role in the deadly mass shooting that occurred on April 15, 2021 at the FedEx Ground Package facility on Mirabel Road in Indianapolis, Indiana. Securitas provided security guard services to the FedEx Ground facility.
Baltimore v. Actelion Pharmaceuticals LTD
Baltimore v. Actelion Pharmaceuticals LTD (D. Md.): On January 25, 2019, Cohen Milstein and co-counsel filed a consolidated antitrust class action on behalf of purchasers against Actelion Pharmaceuticals LTD, manufacturer of the brand prescription drug bosentan, marketed as Tracleer. The complaint alleges a monopolistic scheme to prevent generic manufacturers from developing a generic version of the drug in order for Actelion to prolong its monopoly over the drug well past the time period it was lawfully entitled to.
Baus, et al. v. Ford Motor Company
Baus, et al. v. Ford Motor Company (E.D. Mich.): Cohen Milstein represents plaintiffs who purchased or leased vehicles manufactured by Ford Motor Company in a consolidated breach of warranty and deceptive and fraudulent business practices class action against Ford Motor Company. Plaintiffs bring their claims under the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act and the consumer fraud statutes of their respective states, related to Ford’s manufacture and sale of defective Ford F-150 pickup trucks, Model Years 2018-2020 equipped with 5.0L engines.
Baxter, et. al. v. Church of Scientology International
Baxter, et. al. v. Church of Scientology International (M.D. Fla.): On April 28, 2022, Cohen Milstein filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against David Miscavige; Church of Scientology International; Religious Technology Center, Inc.; International Association of Scientologists Administrations, Inc.; Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc.; and Church of Scientology Flag Ship Service Organization, Inc., for violations of the United States Code Chapter 77 of Title 18 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
Bayer Securities Litigation
Bayer Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Cohen Milstein is Lead Counsel in this certified securities class action, in which Plaintiffs allege that in connection with its $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer misrepresented the rigor of its due diligence and the nature of the legal risk presented by Monsanto’s flagship product, the herbicide Roundup. Bayer investors incurred significant losses after bellwether jury trials in toxic tort cases repeatedly found in favor of the plaintiffs against Monsanto, including finding that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing the plaintiffs’ non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and leading to jury awards totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Beacon/Madoff ERISA Litigation
In re Beacon Association Litigation (S.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein represented the trustees and participants of ERISA-covered employee benefit plans whose assets were invested by Beacon Associates LLC I and Beacon Associates LLC II (the “Feeder Funds”) in and lost money by investment the investment schemes of Bernard L. Madoff, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC.