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Berkely Forfeiture Remission Process

Consumer

138,426

$23.9 Million

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit on the basis of fraudulent and deceptive tactics in marketing their dietary supplements nationwide, including false claims of efficacy and safety, relying on bogus medical studies, billing consumers for products never ordered and refusing to honor product guarantees and refunds.

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Berkely Forfeiture Remission Process

Counsel:
Goldenberg Schneider - Cincinnati OH
Department of Justice - Washington DC

Settlement: $23,892,094

Class Size: 138,426 Consumers

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit on the basis of fraudulent and deceptive tactics in marketing their dietary supplements nationwide, including false claims of efficacy and safety, relying on bogus medical studies, billing consumers for products never ordered and refusing to honor product guarantees and refunds.

Brummit v. GlobalTec (4x Made Easy)

Consumer

12,000

$5.0 Million

The Plaintiffs allege that the investing software does not assist users in making informed, intelligent decisions regarding purchases in the foreign currency exchange market.

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Brummit v. GlobalTec (4x Made Easy)

Counsel:
Feder Law Firm - Denver CO
Allen & Vellone PC - Denver CO
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck PC - Denver CO

Settlement: $5,000,000

Class Size: 12,000 Purchasers of investing software

The Plaintiffs allege that the investing software does not assist users in making informed, intelligent decisions regarding purchases in the foreign currency exchange market.

Bucy v. At&T Wireless

Consumer

$0.8 Million

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit alleging Defendants engaged in false advertising, breached their contractual duties, and engaged in unfair, fraudulent, misleading, and deceptive acts by billing customers for Regulatory Programs Fees and/or Regulatory Cost Recovery Fees prior to Defendant's implementation of local number portability on November 24, 2003.

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Bucy v. At&T Wireless

Counsel:
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - San Francisco CA

Settlement: $750,000

Class Size: Consumers

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit alleging Defendants engaged in false advertising, breached their contractual duties, and engaged in unfair, fraudulent, misleading, and deceptive acts by billing customers for Regulatory Programs Fees and/or Regulatory Cost Recovery Fees prior to Defendant's implementation of local number portability on November 24, 2003.

Campbell v. Chemins

Consumer

10,000

$0.8 Million

A nationwide case involving consumers of protein powder manufactured by The Chemins Company, based in Colorado Springs, under several brand names. The complaint alleged that the product label of ingredients was false.

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Campbell v. Chemins

Counsel:
Hill & Robbins PC - Denver CO
White & Steele PC - Denver CO

Settlement: $750,000

Class Size: 10,000 Consumers

A nationwide case involving consumers of protein powder manufactured by The Chemins Company, based in Colorado Springs, under several brand names. The complaint alleged that the product label of ingredients was false.

Energizer Sunscreen Settlement

Consumer

$0.0 Million

Plaintiffs allege that the Defendant violated California state laws regarding the labeling and advertising of certain sunscreen products.

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Energizer Sunscreen Settlement

Counsel:
Abraham Fruchter & Twersky - New York NY
Latham & Watkins LLP - Los Angeles CA

Settlement: $0

Class Size: Consumers

Plaintiffs allege that the Defendant violated California state laws regarding the labeling and advertising of certain sunscreen products.

Geis & Roper v. Walgreen Company

Consumer

$1.4 Million

Walgreens allegedly made false claims regarding its Walborn products to provide health benefits or to treat or prevent the common cold.

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Geis & Roper v. Walgreen Company

Counsel:
Keller Grover LLP - San Francisco CA
Wasserman Comden & Casselman LLP - Tarzana CA
McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Los Angeles CA

Settlement: $1,400,000

Class Size: Unknown number of purchasers of Walborn

Walgreens allegedly made false claims regarding its Walborn products to provide health benefits or to treat or prevent the common cold.

Green v. Wiel Brien/Waypoint Homes, Inc.

Consumer

185

$0.3 Million

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit alleging claims that Defendants made various misstatements, misleading statements and omissions of material information concerning the Lease-to-Own (“LTO”) Program.

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Green v. Wiel Brien/Waypoint Homes, Inc.

Counsel:
Brown George Ross LLP - San Francisco CA
Stein & Lubin LLP - San Francisco CA

Settlement: $275,000

Class Size: 185 Lessees

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit alleging claims that Defendants made various misstatements, misleading statements and omissions of material information concerning the Lease-to-Own (“LTO”) Program.

Hersel v. Mission Viejo Homeowners Association Inc.

Consumer

1,200

$0.0 Million

Class alleged that Viejo Homeowners Association's board members and management had made amendments to the Delcarations of Covenants that were invalid, and the Class was subsequently damaged by these changes.

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Hersel v. Mission Viejo Homeowners Association Inc.

Counsel:
Tobey & Toro PC - Centennial CO
Lahti Lahti & O'Neill LLC - Providence RI
Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP - Denver CO

Settlement: $37,500

Class Size: 1,200 Homeowners

Class alleged that Viejo Homeowners Association's board members and management had made amendments to the Delcarations of Covenants that were invalid, and the Class was subsequently damaged by these changes.

Horton v. Leading Edge Marketing Inc.

Consumer

400,000

$2.0 Million

Plaintiff alleged that Leading Edge Marketing, Inc. and other companies and persons (the "Defendants") violated federal and state law by marketing, selling, and distributing VigRx for Men on the basis of false and fraudulent claims about the product and its effects.

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Horton v. Leading Edge Marketing Inc.

Counsel:
Corsello Law PC - New York NY
Faegre & Benson LLP - Denver CO

Settlement: $2,000,000

Class Size: 400,000 Consumers

Plaintiff alleged that Leading Edge Marketing, Inc. and other companies and persons (the "Defendants") violated federal and state law by marketing, selling, and distributing VigRx for Men on the basis of false and fraudulent claims about the product and its effects.

In Re: Consolidated IUD Class Action Settlement

Consumer

725

$5.0 Million

The lawsuits claimed that the Defendants inserted IUDs into Settlement Class Members which lacked certification of FDA approval.

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In Re: Consolidated IUD Class Action Settlement

Counsel:
Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP - Providence RI
Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini - Providence RI
Roberts Carroll Feldstein & Pierce Inc - Providence RI

Settlement: $5,000,000

Class Size: 725 Patients

The lawsuits claimed that the Defendants inserted IUDs into Settlement Class Members which lacked certification of FDA approval.

Jacobs v. Brown Bag Liquor

Consumer

$0.2 Million

Plaintiffs allege Brown Bag Liquor violated certain requirements imposed by Fair & Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). Specifically, plaintiff claims that Brown Bag Liquor printed the expiration date of credit or debit cards and more than the last five digits of credit or debit card numbers on receipts provided to Class Members and that such action violated FACTA.

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Jacobs v. Brown Bag Liquor

Counsel:
Brady & Associates - Overland Park KS
McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips PA - Kansas City KS
Wallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs, Chtd - Overland Park KS

Settlement: $175,000

Class Size: Consumers

Plaintiffs allege Brown Bag Liquor violated certain requirements imposed by Fair & Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). Specifically, plaintiff claims that Brown Bag Liquor printed the expiration date of credit or debit cards and more than the last five digits of credit or debit card numbers on receipts provided to Class Members and that such action violated FACTA.

Kaba Simplex Locks Litigation

Consumer

2,000,000

$4.0 Million

Plaintiffs alleged that the Defendants improperly designed the specified models of mechanical pushbutton locks, as a result, the locks are vulnerable to intentional malicious magnetic manipulation.

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Kaba Simplex Locks Litigation

Counsel:
Climaco Wilcox Peca Tatantino & Garofoli - Cleveland OH
Squire Patton Boggs - Cleveland OH
Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Chicago IL

Settlement: $4,000,000

Class Size: 2,000,000 Consumers

Plaintiffs alleged that the Defendants improperly designed the specified models of mechanical pushbutton locks, as a result, the locks are vulnerable to intentional malicious magnetic manipulation.

Liss & Marion PC v. Recordex Acquisition Corp.

Consumer

8,000

$0.7 Million

Plaintiffs have alleged Recordex, a medical records copying company, had improperly charged fees in excess of those permitted by the Medical Records Act, 42Pa. 615 et seq. Class members are clients of law firms representing them in medical claim cases.

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Liss & Marion PC v. Recordex Acquisition Corp.

Counsel:
Feldman Shepherd LLP - Philadelphia PA
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP - Philadelphia PA

Settlement: $700,000

Class Size: 8,000 Law firms

Plaintiffs have alleged Recordex, a medical records copying company, had improperly charged fees in excess of those permitted by the Medical Records Act, 42Pa. 615 et seq. Class members are clients of law firms representing them in medical claim cases.

Menagerie v. Citysearch LLC

Consumer

90,000

$0.5 Million

Alleged overcharging for pay-per-click advertising and commiting “click fraud” under California Business & Professions Code, in addition to improperly collecting revenue by charging and/or overcharging for clicks that were fraudulent or invalid.

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Menagerie v. Citysearch LLC

Counsel:
Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP - Los Angeles CA
Fenwick & West LLP - San Francisco CA

Settlement: $450,000

Class Size: 90,000 Business subscribers of online marketing service

Alleged overcharging for pay-per-click advertising and commiting “click fraud” under California Business & Professions Code, in addition to improperly collecting revenue by charging and/or overcharging for clicks that were fraudulent or invalid.

Parker v. Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals Inc.

Consumer

2,000,000

$4.7 Million

Plaintiffs allege that Berkeley and related defendants sold products without substantiating certain claims and that Berkeley and related defendants improperly enrolled certain customers in an automatic product renewal program.

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Parker v. Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals Inc.

Counsel:
Murdock Goldenberg Schneider & Groh LPA - Cincinnati OH
Hagens Berman LLP - Cambridge MA
Faegre & Benson LLP - Denver CO

Settlement: $4,700,000

Class Size: 2,000,000 Nationwide purchasers of Enzyte

Plaintiffs allege that Berkeley and related defendants sold products without substantiating certain claims and that Berkeley and related defendants improperly enrolled certain customers in an automatic product renewal program.

Pathman v. Turner Greenberg Associates Inc.

Consumer

1,200

$0.0 Million

Defendant allegedly overcharged for shipping on high-end furniture by not disclosing that the freight and insurance charge is a mark-up of the direct cost of freight and insurance, and that the charge was not a direct pass through of their cost for freight and insurance.

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Pathman v. Turner Greenberg Associates Inc.

Counsel:
Berman DeValerio - Palm Beach FL
Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito PA - Miami FL

Settlement: $40,000

Class Size: 1,200 Consumers

Defendant allegedly overcharged for shipping on high-end furniture by not disclosing that the freight and insurance charge is a mark-up of the direct cost of freight and insurance, and that the charge was not a direct pass through of their cost for freight and insurance.

Perry v. Truong Giang Corp.

Consumer

$0.0 Million

Plaintiffs brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Truong Giang Corp. (“TGC”) products. The case alleged that Defendant TGC made false and misleading claims, and breached express and implied warranties regarding its products.

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Perry v. Truong Giang Corp.

Counsel:
Law Offices of Ronald A Marron APLC - San Diego CA
Pestotnik Gold LLP - San Diego CA

Settlement: $0

Class Size: Unknown number of purchasers of defendant's products

Plaintiffs brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Truong Giang Corp. (“TGC”) products. The case alleged that Defendant TGC made false and misleading claims, and breached express and implied warranties regarding its products.

Riendeau v. OneSource Document Management, Inc.

Consumer

11,300

$0.0 Million

Plaintiffs alleged that individuals were charged more for postage fees than the actual cost of such postage fees incurred by the Defendant for the delivery of medical records requested.

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Riendeau v. OneSource Document Management, Inc.

Counsel:
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP - East Meadow NY

Settlement: $0

Class Size: 11,300 Customers

Plaintiffs alleged that individuals were charged more for postage fees than the actual cost of such postage fees incurred by the Defendant for the delivery of medical records requested.

Rotandi v. Miles Industries

Consumer

27,000

$0.0 Million

The lawsuit claims that Miles Industries, Ltd. failed to adequately warn customers that the sealed glass front of the gas fireplace surfaces can reach very high temperatures that may cause serious burns to the skin.

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Rotandi v. Miles Industries

Counsel:
Ram Olson Cereghino & Kopczynski LLP - San Francisco CA
Carter Wolden Curtis, LLP - Sacramento CA
Jones & Dyer - Sacramento CA

Settlement: $0

Class Size: 27,000 Consumers

The lawsuit claims that Miles Industries, Ltd. failed to adequately warn customers that the sealed glass front of the gas fireplace surfaces can reach very high temperatures that may cause serious burns to the skin.

Sagnwin v. State of Montana and Blue Cross Blue Shield

Consumer

383

$0.5 Million

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Montana and Caring for Montana (CFM) alleging they wrongfully denied certain medical benefits to employees of the State of Montana and their family members based on the contention that the benefits were experimental, investigational, unproven, or not a generally acceptable medical practice under the language of the State of Montana Employee Benefits Summary Plan Document.

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Sagnwin v. State of Montana and Blue Cross Blue Shield

Counsel:
Hoyt & Blewett PLLC - Great Falls MT

Settlement: $475,000

Class Size: 383 Healthcare recipients

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Montana and Caring for Montana (CFM) alleging they wrongfully denied certain medical benefits to employees of the State of Montana and their family members based on the contention that the benefits were experimental, investigational, unproven, or not a generally acceptable medical practice under the language of the State of Montana Employee Benefits Summary Plan Document.

State Of Colorado v. General Steel

Consumer

1,500

$4.1 Million

The Colorado Attorney General alleged that General Steel, a manufacturer of steel industrial buildings, broke Colorado consumer protection laws by misrepresenting to consumers various aspects of their buildings, the pricing, and the delivery dates. The AG alleged that General Steel failed to deliver complete buildings in a timely manner, charged consumers significantly more than what they had been led to believe, and did not include key components in the building price that consumers were led to understand were included.

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State Of Colorado v. General Steel

Counsel:
Colorado Attorney General - Denver CO

Settlement: $4,060,000

Class Size: 1,500 Purchasers of manufactured buildings

The Colorado Attorney General alleged that General Steel, a manufacturer of steel industrial buildings, broke Colorado consumer protection laws by misrepresenting to consumers various aspects of their buildings, the pricing, and the delivery dates. The AG alleged that General Steel failed to deliver complete buildings in a timely manner, charged consumers significantly more than what they had been led to believe, and did not include key components in the building price that consumers were led to understand were included.

State of Montana v. Movie Gallery

Consumer

100

$0.0 Million

State of Montana claimed that movie rental company improperly treated subscribers who had paid for rental subscriptions.

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State of Montana v. Movie Gallery

Counsel:
Attorney General - Helena MT

Settlement: $15,000

Class Size: 100 Movie rental subscribers

State of Montana claimed that movie rental company improperly treated subscribers who had paid for rental subscriptions.

Top Craft Inc. v. Coffman Group LLC

Consumer

$0.0 Million

Plaintiffs allege that Coffman Group LLC violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), in connection with the transmittal of alleged unsolicited facsimile advertisements to members of the settlement class. Settlement benefit was $500 per approved claimant.

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Top Craft Inc. v. Coffman Group LLC

Counsel:
Wood Law Firm LLC - Kansas City MO
Haden Cowherd & Bullock LLC - Springfield MO

Settlement: $0

Class Size: Unknown number of fax recipients

Plaintiffs allege that Coffman Group LLC violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), in connection with the transmittal of alleged unsolicited facsimile advertisements to members of the settlement class. Settlement benefit was $500 per approved claimant.

Wyatt v. Early Warning Services, LLC

Consumer

482

$0.3 Million

Plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit alleging that SunTrust Bank, in violation of a federal consumer protection law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), obtained a Consumer Report from Early Warning Services LLC about Class Members and made an employment decision that was adverse to Class Members based in whole or in part on the contents of the Consumer Report without providing Class Members a copy of the Consumer Report and/or the required disclosures of their rights under the FCRA at least five business days before the employment decision.

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Wyatt v. Early Warning Services, LLC

Counsel:
Consumer Litigation Associates - Newport News VA
Williams Mullen - Richmond VA

Settlement: $250,000

Class Size: 482 Applicants

Plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit alleging that SunTrust Bank, in violation of a federal consumer protection law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), obtained a Consumer Report from Early Warning Services LLC about Class Members and made an employment decision that was adverse to Class Members based in whole or in part on the contents of the Consumer Report without providing Class Members a copy of the Consumer Report and/or the required disclosures of their rights under the FCRA at least five business days before the employment decision.