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Hartley LLP Adds Accomplished Litigator Jessica N. Servais

Jessica N. Servais, a skilled litigator with over 15 years of experience, has joined Hartley LLP as Of Counsel.  Ms. Servais’s practice has focused on high stakes plaintiffs’ litigation for businesses and consumers, including substantial experience with antitrust, business, and consumer protection claims. She has served in senior roles running large multi-district litigation, including [...]

2018-12-17T21:07:28+00:00December 17th, 2018|

Jason Hartley Named to Lead Urethane Chemicals Case.

On November 28, 2018,  Judge Ambrose of the Western District of Pennsylvania named Jason Hartley of Hartley LLP as co-lead counsel on behalf of direct purchasers of diisocyanates in the pricing fixing case against major chemical manufacturers.  Diisocyantes, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI) are the principal ingredients, along with polyols, [...]

2018-12-09T18:30:52+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Jason Hartley chosen as San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer.

November 13, 2018. Through a peer-reviewed process, San Diego Magazine today selected Mr. Hartley as a Top Lawyer in San Diego for Civil Litigation in 2018. The regional magazine, that reaches over 775,000 Californians each month, selected only “local lawyers who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.” [...]

2018-11-20T20:30:41+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Jason Hartley to speak at the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention in San Francisco

November 1, 2018. Mr. Hartley will be speaking in San Francisco as a panelist at the annual convention of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the largest group of plaintiffs’ attorneys in the state. The Convention takes place November 15-18, 2018 and Mr. Hartley will be speaking during the Saturday afternoon session, November  17, just before [...]

2018-11-02T13:17:07+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Jason Hartley to speak at the ABA Class Action Institute in Chicago

September 20, 2018. Mr. Hartley was invited to offer his views on the unique issues presented at depositions in class action cases, in a program called “Taking Class Action Depositions the Right Way”. The Conference is open to all lawyers and takes place on October 26-27, 2018 at the W Chicago City Center Hotel. [...]

2018-09-24T16:30:42+00:00September 20th, 2018|

Historic $6.2 Billion Cash Settlement of Payment Card Interchange Case

September 18, 2018. In the largest settlement of an antitrust case in U.S. history, a class of all merchants in the United States who accept Visa or Mastercard as payment agreed to accept $6.26 billion from the country’s largest banks for past price fixing.  The case, which has been hard fought for over 13 [...]

2018-09-24T16:29:41+00:00September 18th, 2018|

ExForge Price Fixing Case Filed

July 27, 2018. Hartley LLP is pursuing claims on behalf of end-payors of the prescription drug ExForge, which is used to treat high blood pressure. The complaint, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleges that Novartis, Par (now part of Endo) conspired to keep a cheaper generic version of ExForge off the market [...]

2018-08-01T19:17:22+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Jason Hartley Quoted in Law360

July 9, 2018. Jason Hartley was quoted by Law360 in an article concerning the latest urethane chemicals case filed by Hartley LLP.  You can find this article at this link: https://www.law360.com/articles/1060935/basf-others-face-price-fixing-suit-for-polyurethane-input

2018-07-11T22:36:09+00:00July 9th, 2018|

Urethane Chemicals Antitrust Case Filed

July 6, 2018. Hartley LLP filed a complaint on behalf of a class of direct purchasers of key inputs for polyurethanes. The complaint alleges that the prices of isocyanates MDI and TDI which, when combined with polyols form a polyurethane, were artificially manipulated by their manufacturers. Bayer, BASF, Covestro, Huntsman, DupontDow, and Mitsui are alleged [...]

2018-07-11T22:36:38+00:00July 6th, 2018|

Zetia Price Fixing Case Filed

June 29, 2018. Hartley LLP filed a class action complaint against Merck and Glenmark for engaging in anticompetitive activity surrounding the cholesterol drug, Zetia (ezetimibe). The complaint alleges that the drug’s brand manufacturer, Merck, entered into an unlawful reverse payment agreement with Glenmark, the generic drug manufacturer, to stay out of the Zetia market for [...]

2018-07-11T22:37:01+00:00June 29th, 2018|