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$51M Verdict Against a Pharmaceutical Company for Price Manipulation


These cases involved an allegation against several drug manufacturers for over charging Pennsylvania Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Under contract these drug consumers, in order to be eligible for reimbursement, were required to sign a contract ­­mandating the drug companies to provide the Commonwealth of PA with the lowest prices available. Plaintiff counsel, Barry R. Eichen, of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, was retained by co-counsel, Don Haviland as well as the Commonwealth of PA, due to his trial experience. After two consecutive 3 month trials, Plaintiffs were able to prove that several of these drug companies had in fact, failed to comply with the terms of their contract to provide the lowest prices available. Plaintiff counsel, Barry R. Eichen, of » Read More

$41,500,000 Settlement in Zetia and Vytorin Ineffectiveness Cases


Zetia and Vytorin class action suits were filed in several different states on behalf of patients and medical insurers who paid for the drug which apparently had no positive medical benefits. The lawsuits alleged that the drug makers pursued profits, without concern for whether the drug would have an impact on the health of users. The Zetia and Vytorin class action suits sought reimbursement for the cost of the prescription or for the difference between the cost of the prescription and what the generic would have cost. Barry Eichen, Esq. of Eichen, Crutchlow & McElroy sat on the Vytorin Steering Committee which assisted in the settlement of these cases for $41.5 Million. See NY Times Article: Schering and Merck Are » Read More

OSRAM Sylvania, Inc. has agreed to pay $30,000,000 to resolve claims arising from alleged consumer fraud violations.


EDISON, NJ – JULY 9, 2015 – Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy attorneys Barry Eichen and Evan Rosenberg proudly announce that OSRAM Sylvania, Inc. has agreed to pay $30,000,000 to resolve claims arising from alleged consumer fraud violations. Eichen Cruthlow Zaslow & McElroy initiated the case and represents the lead plaintiff in Chaudhri v. Osram Sylvania, Inc. et al., No. 2:11-cv-05504 filed in the District Court of New Jersey. District Court Judge Madeline Cox Arleo presided over the settlement. At the Fairness Hearing, Judge Arleo Cox had high praise for plaintiffs’ attorneys saying, “it reaffirms my view that New Jersey lawyers are as good as any lawyers in the country, and the way they have handled this case professionally…satisfies me » Read More

$27M Verdict Against a Pharmaceutical Company for Price Manipulation


These cases involved an allegation against several drug manufacturers for over charging Pennsylvania Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Under contract these drug consumers, in order to be eligible for reimbursement, were required to sign a contract ­­mandating the drug companies to provide the Commonwealth of PA with the lowest prices available. Plaintiff counsel, Barry R. Eichen, of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, was retained by co-counsel, Don Haviland as well as the Commonwealth of PA, due to his trial experience. After two consecutive 3 month trials, Plaintiffs were able to prove that several of these drug companies had in fact, failed to comply with the terms of their contract to provide the lowest prices available. Plaintiff counsel, Barry R. Eichen, of » Read More

Class action lawsuit on behalf of New Jersey consumers who purchased automobiles from DCH Auto Group


In January of 2005, Barry R. Eichen of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of New Jersey consumers who purchased automobiles from DCH Auto Group. In the class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs maintained that from the dates of April 17, 1997 to and including January 27, 2005, DCH Auto Group provided consumers with vehicle registration, certificate of title, and documentary services for which the group charged and/or allowed fees in excess of the standard amounts charged by the Division of Motor Vehicles without providing consumers with an itemized disclosure that indicated that said fees were in excess of those that would be charged by the Division of Motor Vehicles. A class action settlement » Read More

$19,100,000 Awarded to Widow of New Jersey Transit Worker Who Died of Job Related Lung Disease


HOME NEWS TRIBUNE LONNIE MACK STAFF WRITER MIDDLESEX COUNTY: The wife of an New Jersey Transit employee who died in 2002 of a job-related lung disease was awarded $19.2 million yesterday by a Superior Court jury in New Brunswick. Catherine Fuccilli of Freehold, the widow of Roger Fuccilli, will receive the compensation from New Jersey Transit, Central Railroad of New Jersey and Consolidated Rail Inc., according to William Levinson and Barry R. Eichen of the Edison law firm of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. Roger Fuccilli was a railroad car repairman for New Jersey Transit for 18 years. Before that, he was employed by Central Railroad of New Jersey for about 18 months. In the course of his duties, » Read More

$18,500,000 Jury Verdict for Chemotherapy Caused Paraplegia


Anton Weck was permanently paralyzed from the waist down as a consequence of a mistake in the preparation of a drug administered on May 15, 2001 at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. He is wheel chaired bound, incontinent, sexually impotent and dependent on others. Anton is 25 years old and will remain in this condition for the rest of his life. May 15, 2001 was meant to be one of the happiest in Anton’s life. He went to Saint Peter’s University Hospital on this date for his final dose of Chemotherapy utilized to conquer Leukemia. He was to receive a standard dose of methotrexate injected into a intrathecally (into the spinal canal). Among other chemotherapeutic agents administered through other roots. He » Read More

$16,000,000 in Settlement for Prescription Drug Litigation Rezulin


Details for this settlement are unpublished. (Rezulin Class Action)

$15,000,000 Verdict for Defective Vehicle/Motor Vehicle Accident


At the request of the parties involved and in the best interest of our client, the names, dates and facts surrounding this settlement are confidential.

$14 Million Total Value of Recovery in Negligent Security Case Resulting in Stabbing Death after Apartment Robbery


Reyes v. PHCH, et. al. After 5 days of picking a jury before the Honorable Charles Powers, J.S.C., Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP (Edison, Red Bank and Toms River), obtained a $7.8 million settlement on behalf of The Estate of a 29 year old wife and mother who was murdered and her 7 month old son who was stabbed during the attack on his mother. A portion of the settlement is being used to purchase annuities, which will result in total payments to the Plaintiffs of at least $11,552,730 making the total value of the settlement over $14,323,000.00 Jacqueline Reyes was brutally stabbed to death during the morning of December 8, 2009. The murder occurred » Read More

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