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HIGHLIGHTED CASES
21st Cent. Oncology Breach

Benicar Side Effects

Capacitors Antitrust

Cephalon Off-Label Marketing

Facebook IPO Litigation

Fitbit Tracking Fraud

Hip Implant Injuries

IVC Blood Filter Injuries

Microsoft Gender Suit

Phone/Text Abuse Cases

Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Risperdal Gynecomastia


Antitrust & Intellectual Property



CaseIssue
Air CargoPrice-fixing cartel
Airline Ticket Price CollusionPrice-fixing collusion
Aluminum SulfatePrice-fixing collusion
Capacitors Price-FixingGlobal price-fixing conspiracy
Cathode Ray TubesPrice-fixing cartel
CiproExclusionary agreements not to compete
Contact Lens Price-FixingPrice-fixing
Duke/UNC No-Hire AgreementNo-hire agreement
LIBOR ManipulationManipulation of bank rates
Municipal DerivativesFraud and bid-rigging
Rechargeable Lithium BatteriesGlobal price-fixing conspiracy
Refrigerant CompressorsPrice-fixing



    CaseAllegation
    Contact Lens ComplaintsPrice-fixing


    CaseResult
    Natural Gas Antitrust Cases$1.25 billion settlement
    Wholesale Electricity Antitrust Cases$1.066 billion in settlements
    Brand Name Prescription Drugs$723 million settlement
    MicrosoftSettlements valued at over $700 million
    TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Screens$470 million in settlements
    High Tech Workers$435 million in settlements
    De Beers Diamonds$295 million settlement and historic injunction
    CosmeticsSettlement valued at $175 million
    California Pharmaceutical CasesSettlement valued at $171 million
    Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Class Action$163 million settlement
    Lupron$150 million settlement
    Comdata$130 million settlement
    California Vitamins Cases$105 million settlement
    Buspar$90 million settlement
    Travel Agency Commissions$82 million settlement
    Toys 'R' Us$56 million settlement
    Norvir$52 million settlement
    Carpet Antitrust$50 million settlement
    3MSettlement valued at over $40 million
    Lasik/PRK$12.5 million settlement
    Universal Music Group$11.5 million settlement
    CopyTele Lawsuit$9 million settlement
    Magnetic Iron Oxide$6.35 million settlement





    Consumer Protection



    CaseIssue
    Abusive Autodialer and Robocall ComplaintsAbusive robocalls
    AT&T Smartphone Unlimited Data PlansFraud and false advertising
    Bank Overdraft FeesAccounting tricks to maximize overdraft fees
    Daily Fantasy Sports Insider Trading LitigationInsider trading
    GM IgnitionLoss of vehicle value
    Insurance Companies Inflating Workers' Comp PremiumsFraud and false advertising
    Kindred Nursing FacilitiesInadequate nursing staff levels
    Lifelock Identity Theft ProtectionFalse advertising and deceptive marketing
    LyftUnwanted text messages
    McAfee Anti-VirusFraud in marketing and auto-renewal programs
    Morgan Stanley Mortgage DiscriminationFair Housing Act violations
    National Arbitration ForumConspiracy and fraud
    National GridHarrassing, unsolicited automated phone calls
    NeurontinFraudulent off-label marketing
    Sprint Everything MessagingFalse advertising and misrepresentation
    Theranos Walgreens Blood Test Consumer FraudFraud, false advertising, misrepresentation
    TracFone Wireless Unlimited DataViolation of consumer protection laws
    Virginia Gas Owners LitigationIllegal claiming of gas and coal rights
    VW and Audi Deceptive EmissionsFraud and false advertising


    CaseAllegation
    412(i) Retirement Pension PlansFraud and false advertising
    Auto Insurance Company Abusive RobocallsHarassing automatic cell phone calls
    Deceptive Auto LoansImproper and excessive charges
    Nationwide Insurance Robocall ComplaintsHarassing automated calls and texts to smart phones
    Payday Loan Complaints/Bank Fee ProblemsHigh interest rates and improperly assessed overdraft fees
    Pregnancy and Maternity Leave Mortgage Lending DiscriminationSex discrimination by lenders
    Servicemember Consumer MistreatmentIllegal and improper conduct toward servicemembers
    TD Auto FinanceHarassing, unsolicited calls
    Verizon WirelessImproper and illegal billing practices
    WellPoint/Anthem/Blue CrossImproper and illegal insurance cancellations


    CaseResult
    Auto Loan DiscriminationProviding for refinancing of billions of dollars in auto loans, and requiring new procedures to stop racial discrimination
    Progressive CorporationSettlement valued at $450 million
    Catholic Healthcare WestSettlement valued at $423 million
    Bank of America Overdraft Fees$410 million settlement
    Neurontin$325 million settlement
    Sutter Health Uninsured PatientsSettlement valued at $276 million
    Citigroup Loan CasesSettlement valued at $240 million
    Wells Fargo Overdraft Fees$203 million settlement
    Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) CasesSettlements valued at $200 million
    Providian Credit Card Practices$105 million settlement
    Chase "Check Loan"$100 million settlement
    John Muir Uninsured PatientsSettlement valued at $115 million
    Synthroid Marketing$87.4 million settlement
    Scripps Health Uninsured PatientsSettlement valued at $73 million
    Lawn Mowers$65 million settlement
    Nextel CommunicationsSettlement valued at $55 million
    Fairbanks Capital$55 million settlement
    Payment Protection Credit Card Litigation$53.5 million settlement
    California Title Insurance$50 million settlement
    Inaccurate Credit Reporting$45 million settlement
    Vytorin/Zetia$41.5 million settlement
    Property ID$40 million settlement
    American Family Publishers$33 million settlement
    Sallie Mae Telemarketing$24.14 million settlement
    Ameriquest$22 million settlement
    ING Direct$20.35 million settlement
    Estratest$16.5 million settlement
    Reverse Mortgage Cases$8 million settlement
    California Uninsured Patient Hospital Pricing LitigationPrice discrimination against California uninsured patients ended
    California Emergency PhysiciansComplete debt elimination provided
    Dell False Discounts$50 cash payments





    Defective Products



    CaseIssue
    BP Solar Panel DefectDefective panel component
    Chinese DrywallDefective drywall products
    Fitbit Heart Rate MonitorsFraud, defective design
    Honda/Acura WindowsFaulty window regulator
    Lexus Air Conditioning MoldMold in vehicle AC system
    LG Washer MoldMold in washing machines
    Mercedes-Benz Air Conditioning MoldMold in vehicle AC system
    Navistar Truck Maxxforce Diesel EnginesDesign defects
    Whirlpool Duet Washer MoldMold in washing machines


    CaseAllegation
    Computer DefectsDefective computer hardware
    Notebook ComputersDefective product


    CaseResult
    Masonite Hardboard SidingOver $1 billion settlement
    Polybutylene Piping$950 million settlement
    Carrier Furnaces20-year enhanced warranty of free service & free parts
    Cemwood Roof Shakes$140 million settlements
    Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebooks100% cash refund
    ABS Pipes$70 million settlement
    Poz-Lok Fire Sprinkler Pipes$14.5 million settlement
    GM Pickup TrucksSettlement valued at $600 million
    Mobil Aircraft Engine Oil$12.5 million settlement
    Bosch WashersCash payment to claimants
    Chrysler Minivan Latches3.8 million vehicles recalled to replace faulty rear latches
    Hurd Millwork Windows & Doors$5.3 million settlement
    Intel Pentium ProcessorsSettlement valued at $1 billion
    LG RefrigeratorsNationwide settlement
    Louisiana-Pacific Siding$475 million settlement
    Fleetwood Motor Homes$250 payment to class members
    Menu Foods$24 million settlement
    Toshiba Laptop FlickerExtended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
    Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100Extended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
    Weyerhaeuser Hardboard SidingExtended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
    Intuit QuickBooksFree software upgrade provided
    Dell Inspiron 1150, 5100 and 5160 NotebooksSettlement
    Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid$650 payment or $1,300 certificate for purchase of new car
    Viking 3000 Series WindowsUp to $500 payment to class members





    Digital Privacy & Data Security



    CaseIssue
    Anthem Patient Data BreachFailure to safeguard private medical data
    Carrier IQ PrivacySmartphone tracking software
    Facebook MessagesScanning of private messages
    Google Street ViewInterception of private communications
    Sony Data BreachFailure to safeguard employee records
    TurboTaxIdentity theft and tax fraud
    Turn Web Tracking SoftwareSmartphone "zombie" cookies
    VTech Child Data BreachFailure to safeguard child data



    CaseAllegation
    21st Century Oncology Patient Data BreachFailure to safeguard confidential patient medical records
    Experian Data BreachFailure to adequately safeguard personal/financial data



    CaseResult
    LinkedIn "Add Connections"$13 million settlement (2016)
    AT&T and NSA SurveillanceAT&T Granted Immunity by Congress; lawsuit halted (2008)





    Employment Law



    CaseIssue
    Employee Stock OptionsInterference with employee stock option rights
    DuPont Employee Stock OptionsBreach of contract
    Goldman SachsGender discrimination
    KPMGGender discrimination
    HP Technical WorkersOvertime pay improperly denied
    Major League BaseballOvertime pay
    Microsoft Gender DiscriminationGender Discrimination
    R.J. Reynolds Retirement PlanBreach of fiduciary duty
    Computer Sciences Corporation IIMisclassification of IT workers
    Military and Family Life ConsultantsOvertime pay improperly denied


    CaseAllegation
    Tech Worker, Innovator & Entrepreneur JusticeRemedying violations of employment, IP, and antitrust law
    B-1 Employment Visa FraudViolation of visa and employment laws
    Continuing Sexism in the Tech IndustryIllegal sexism in tech
    Employee Overtime PayOvertime pay improperly denied
    H1-B and L-1 Tech WorkersViolation of employment laws
    Infosys B-1 Visa FraudViolation of visa and employment laws
    Indian Tech Industry Workers in AmericaViolation of employment laws
    IT Workers OvertimeOvertime pay improperly denied


    CaseResult
    Home Depot$87.5 million settlement and modification of practices to ensure qualified women were hired & promoted
    IBM$65 million settlement, a record amount in overtime litigation involving IT workers
    FedEx Express$54.9 million settlement in race discrimination class action
    Abercrombie & Fitch$50 million settlement and implementation of program to prevent discrimination
    Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Discrimination$39 million settlement
    United Airlines$36.5 million settlement in gender discrimination class action
    Wal-Mart$35 million settlement plus injunction to prevent wage and hour violations
    Smith Barney$33 million settlement in gender discrimination case
    Tata Workers in America$29.75 million settlement
    Computer Sciences Corporation I$24 million settlement
    Morgan Stanley$16 million settlement
    Consolidated Freightways$13.5 million settlement
    Wells Fargo Overtime$12.8 million settlement in overtime pay class action
    AT&T IT Workers$12.5 million settlement in overtime pay case
    UPS$12 million settlement
    Longs Drugs$11 million settlement
    SBC Communications$10 million settlement
    Perdue Farms$10 million settlement
    CostCo Wholesale Corp.$8 million settlement
    California State Automobile Association$8 million settlement
    Allied Group$8 million settlement
    Farmers' Insurance Exchange$8 million settlement
    Cadence$7.6 million settlement
    Wells Fargo IT Workers$6.72 million settlement
    Inter-Con Security Services$4 million settlement
    Adecco Vacation Pay$3.1 million settlement
    McCormick & Schmick's$2.1 million settlement
    Premera Blue Cross Overtime Pay$1.45 million settlement
    Martin, et al. v. Bohemian ClubClass Action Complaint; Joint Stipulation of Settlement
    Best Buy DiscriminationChanges in personnel policies





    Environmental Law



    CaseIssue
    BP Gulf Oil SpillMulti-state environmental disaster
    Porter Ranch Natural Gas LeakUncontrolled gas leak
    Santa Barbara Oil SpillPipeline rupture


    CaseResult
    Tennessee TVA Coal Ash Spill$27.8 million settlement
    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill$1.5 billion in awards and other payments
    DuPont Imprelis HerbicideNearly $400 million in claims paid
    GCC Richmond Works Toxic Discharge$180 million settlement
    Unocal Refinery Toxic Discharge$80 million settlement
    Louisiana Crawfish$45 million settlement
    Sacramento River Toxic Spill$16 million settlement
    Kentucky Coal SludgeSettled claims for 400 property owners
    Toms River Cancer IncidentsConfidential settlements





    Securities & Financial Fraud



    CaseAllegation
    BofI Holding, Inc.Securities fraud
    Charles Schwab Corp. Residential Mortgage-Backed SecuritiesSecurities fraud
    Facebook IPOSecurities fraud
    PetrobrasSecurities fraud
    State StreetFalse foreign exchange rates


    CaseResult
    First Capital HoldingsSettlement valued at $1 billion
    Bank of New York Mellon Corp.$504 million in settlements including $335 million in customer class settlement
    BroadcomSettlements valued at $197.5 million
    Scorpion Technologies$170 million jury verdict
    McKesson HBOC$145 million settlement
    Informix/Illustra$136 million settlement
    Diamond FoodsSettlement valued at $127.3 million
    AXA Rosenberg$65 million settlement
    Celera CorporationConfidential settlement
    Tyco International$54 million settlement
    Princeton Notes$50 million settlement
    Peregrine$45 million settlement
    Cablevision$34.4 million settlement
    FPI/Agretech$32 million settlement
    California Micro Devices$31 million settlement
    Media Vision$31 million settlement
    Network Associates$30 million settlement
    FundAmerica$13 million settlement
    Brooks Automation$7.75 million settlement
    American International GroupSettlement
    AOL Time WarnerClients recovered 50 times what they would have received in a class case
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch MergerConfidential settlements
    Alex.Brown SecuritiesConfidential settlement
    Qwest CommunicationsRecoveries for clients in direct action were 13 times what they would have received in class case
    National CenturySettlements valued at over 70% of client's $89 million in losses





    Whistleblower Law



    CaseIssue
    CephalonAlleged off-label marketing
    State StreetFraud involving currency exchange transactions
    Unnecessary Surgery (Heart Stent Defibrillators)Fraud in Medicare and Medicaid


    CaseResult
    University of Phoenix$78.5 million settlement
    Office Depot Government Pricing$77.5 million settlement
    Sutter Anesthesia Billing$46 million settlement
    ATK$37 million settlement
    Avaya, Lucent & AT&T$21.75 million settlement