Class Action Litigation
South American Airline Litigation
In four class actions, the firm is representing former passengers of South American airlines, alleging that the airlines breached their contracts of carriage with the passengers by imposing additional “exit fees” before passengers were permitted to return to their home countries.
Medical Copy Charges Litigation.
In two class actions, the firm is defending businesses in class actions alleging that the companies over-billed patients for copies of their medical records.
Congdon v. Uber
In a national class action, the firm represents drivers who allege that Uber took money—called Safe Rides Fees—from its driver customers in breach of the express terms of the parties’ contract.
Kron v. Grand Bahamas Cruise Line
The firm filed a national class action against a cruise line that allegedly used a phony survey to entice those called to purchase travel packages.
Earlier Class Actions
Consolidated Industries Product Defect Litigation.
The firm was engaged in a 14-year-long national product liability class action litigation that involved over a million class members and was litigated in Indiana state court, in federal bankruptcy and district courts, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The firm was lead counsel for the million-person class and obtained a settlement of over $50 million after nearly a decade and a half of litigation.
Magnetic Imaging Sys. v. Prudential Prop. & Cas., 847 So. 2d 987 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003).
On appeal, the firm represented a medical service provider that brought a class action against an insurer and was later denied attorney’s fees because the insurance company paid the provider’s claim before a judgment was entered. Reversing, the appellate court held that where an insurer pays a claim before a judgment is rendered, the payment operates as a confession of judgment that entitles the plaintiff to an attorney's fee award.
Labor Ready Check Cashing Litigation.
The firm represented a class of day laborers who brought a federal class action against one of the country’s largest day labor companies for an alleged illegal check cashing scheme. The case resulted in a settlement in favor of the low-wage workers who used the check-cashing service.
Tampa Service Company v. Hartigan, 966 So. 2d 465 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007).
The firm successfully handled an appeal from a class certification order that allowed the litigation of a class action against a labor pool company engaging in allegedly prohibited employment practices.