Victims of crime and discrimination

Victims of Crime and Discrimination PGMBM is steadfast in its commitment to representing all classes of victims around the world. In addition to its expansive international class action practice, we are proud to represent the interests of individual and small group plaintiffs with a special focus on the civil representation of victims of violent crime, […]

Orange Juice

Orange juice

COMPETITION LAW ORANGE JUICE Brazil is the largest producer of orange juice in the world. In the late 1980s a number of companies in the industry engaged in colluding cartel behaviour and shared confidential competitive information to increase their control of the market by pushing out independent competitors. This scheme was successful and by 1999 […]

Uber drivers compensation

EMPLOYMENT LAW UBER DRIVERS COMPENSATION CLAIM In February 2021, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers should be considered workers rather than self-employed contractors. This ruling was Uber’s last appeal, as the Supreme Court is Britain’s highest court and has the final say on legal matters. The court considered several elements, including the fact […]

Transvaginal Mesh

MEDICAL PRODUCT LIABILITY TRANSVAGINAL MESH Urogynaecological meshes (known as ‘transvaginal meshes’ or ‘TVM’) are used to treat women suffering from medical conditions, such as pelvic organ prolapse, which are particularly common after childbirth. The aim of the mesh is to give support to weakened organs and to repair damaged tissues. Fitting it requires a small […]

Essure

essure

MEDICAL PRODUCT LIABILITY ESSURE An estimated 100,000 women in the UK have been fitted with an Essure implant, a device manufactured by the multinational pharmaceutical company, Bayer. The implant, which was available on the NHS and administered in just 15 minutes in GP surgeries, was offered to women as a ‘non-surgical alternative’ to traditional sterilisation […]

Volkswagen Diesel Claim

Volkswagen

DIESELGATE Volkswagen DIESEL FRAUD CLAIM Between 2008 and 2016, Volkswagen sold millions of vehicles worldwide, including 1.2 million in the UK, which emitted levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NOx), a pollutant seriously harmful to human health, in excess of the limits laid down by Regulations imposed by the European Union.  The vehicles only passed emissions tests […]

Nissan and Renault Diesel Claim

CONSUMER PRODUCT LIABILITY NISSAN AND RENAULT DIESEL FRAUD CLAIM Vehicle manufacturers Nissan and Renault are currently being investigated for allegedly installing illegal emissions defeat devices in over a million cars and vans. Defeat devices, used to cheat emissions regulations checks, are designed to sense when a car is under a testing procedure, and accordingly to […]

Mercedes Diesel Claim

CONSUMER PRODUCT LIABILITY MERCEDES DIESEL FRAUD CLAIM Mercedes-Benz is under investigation for allegedly installing illegal emission ‘defeat devices’ to hundreds of thousands of its diesel cars and vans, used to cheat emissions tests to emit levels of greenhouse gases exceeding the legal limit. In 2018, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority forced a recall of […]

Fiat Chrysler Diesel Fraud Claim

Fiat Chrysler

CONSUMER PRODUCT LIABILITY FIAT CHRYSLER DIESEL FRAUD CLAIM Diesel emission scandals have already affected many car manufacturers, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is one of the latest to be investigated for allegedly fitting illegal emission defeat devices to hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles. In July 2020, Authorities in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland investigating emissions fraud and […]