By Casey Sullivan
Jan 28 (Reuters) - Delaware shareholder litigation firm
Grant & Eisenhofer has hired a veteran class action attorney to
open an office in Chicago, the firm announced on Monday.
Chicago attorney Adam Levitt, 43, who specializes in
representing consumers in product liability and deceptive
marketing cases, joined Grant & Eisenhofer as a director. He
moved over from the New York law firm Wolf Haldenstein Adler
Freeman & Herz, where he practiced for 13 years.
Levitt currently is handling a class action against Porsche
in which a group of car buyers claimed the carmaker failed to
disclose that its Cayenne vehicles were equipped with defective
cooling equipment, which exposed them to the risk of engine
damage. Levitt is also representing a group of consumers who
have sued ConAgra Foods on grounds that the food company falsely
advertised its Wesson line of cooking oils as "all natural."
The office in downtown Chicago, which Levitt will lead, will
be Grant & Eisenhofer's fourth nationwide.
Grant & Eisenhofer, which was founded in 1997, traditionally
has represented investors and shareholders in class action
disputes against companies including General Motors Corporation,
DaimlerChrysler and Delphi Corporation for alleged financial
Jay Eisenhofer, the firm's founding partner, said the firm
now will begin taking on consumer cases more frequently. He said
the firm has had increased demand from consumers interested in
suing, which sparked the opening of the Chicago office.
Levitt said he chose to join Grant & Eisenhofer because it
"is not a firm that files garden variety cases."
A Wolf Haldenstein spokeswoman released a statement on
behalf of the firm's partner Fred Isquith, who wished Levitt the
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