Cassie Perez, J.D.

Cassie Perez, J.D., serves as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney Office. Her legal experience includes roles as a Legal Intern at both the Hofstra Law Juvenile Justice Clinic and Leeds Brown Law, P.C., where she honed her skills in school discipline law and employment discrimination claims, respectively. She also worked as an Investigations Assistant at the DC Office of Human Rights and as a Legal Intern at the Law Offices of Rommel Daniel. Perez earned her J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Her career reflects a strong commitment to criminal justice and legal advocacy.

Cassie Perez

Two Hundred Plaintiffs Bring Suit Against WEN Hair Care Products

There are two class action lawsuits currently pending in Florida and Los Angeles Federal Courts against the popular hair care brand, WEN. The suit was originally filed in March 2015. Two hundred women in forty states have joined the suit as of November 2015. The complaint alleges that the WEN product has caused extreme hair

Posted on February 8, 2016 in News

Fourteen Actions Consolidated in Bair Hugger Warming Device MDL

A transfer order filed on December 11, 2015 has consolidated fourteen actions against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare Inc. in the District of Minnesota for their patient warming product the Bair Hugger. There are fifty-one additional related federal cases that may eventually be “tag along cases” to this action. The Bair Hugger system has been

Posted on February 15, 2016 in News

$13 Million Dollar Verdict Reached Against Ethicon in Philadelphia TVM Case

Two recent verdicts in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas may potentially influence settlement discussions in 31,000 claims against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon. In the recent verdict decided February 10, 2016, the jury awarded Sharon Carlino $3.5 million in personal damages and $10 million in punitive damages in her claim against Ethicon. Carlino’s attorneys,

Posted on February 22, 2016 in News

$72 Million Dollar Verdict For Victim of Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

A $72 million dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson is the first time monetary damages have been awarded for linking ovarian cancer to the use of talc containing Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. This is a product specifically branded for feminine hygiene. This verdict may galvanize plaintiffs all over the country. It has the potential to

Posted on February 27, 2016 in News

Wood Pulp Fillers in Parmesan Cheese Spark Class Action Suits

Walmart is facing allegations of deceptive business practices and material misrepresentation after it was discovered that its store-brand Parmesan cheese product – Great Value 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese – contained an unacceptably high percentage of wood pulp as a filler. An action against the retail giant was commenced in Manhattan federal Court on February 23, and

Posted on March 5, 2016 in News

NHL Concussion Litigation Continues to Grow

Former NHL defenseman Grant Ledyard has become the latest of 115 players to join multi-district litigation against the National Hockey League for damages resulting from concussions. Filed on August 26, 2014 in the United State District Court of Minnesota, the claim alleges that the NHL knew, or should have known, that constant head impacts were likely

Posted on March 15, 2016 in News

Families File For Class Action Status in Flint Water Crisis

The ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan has precipitated a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of injured residents. The most recent claim brought on by seven families is seeking class action status for all Flint children suffering from lead poisoning caused by the city’s deteriorating pipelines. By and large, plaintiffs in these suits

Posted on March 14, 2016 in News

Risperdal Lawsuits Pile Up Against Johnson & Johnson

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in several states against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of injured boys and young men. They are alleging that Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic drug, made them develop breasts. State and federal attorneys general allege the company disregarded the FDA’s warnings as early as 1994 not to promote the drug

Posted on April 5, 2016 in Working with Experts

Plaintiffs Join MDL for Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Complaints against AbbieVie, Inc. and four other pharmaceutical companies regarding testosterone replacement therapy have been centralized as an MDL for pretrial proceedings in Illinois. There are nearly 3,500 product liability cases in the federal court system involving claims against the replacement therapy. There are two distinct groups of plaintiffs; consumers and insurance companies. There are several

Posted on April 12, 2016 in News

40 More Plaintiffs Ready to Join Morcellator MDL

Over the last few months, Johnson & Johnson has settled nearly 70 of 100 cases filed against their medical device, the power morcellator. Additionally, attorneys for plaintiffs state there are “another 40 morcellator cases” ready to be filed. Plaintiffs allege the device, which uses blades to cut tissue during surgery, can spread cancer cells through

Posted on April 12, 2016 in News