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Liceaga v. Debt Recovery Solutions, LLC

The Plaintiff in this case is an identity-theft victim whose credit was damaged when the defendant debt collector continued reporting information on a fraudulent account opened by the identity theft, in violation of the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CRAA).  We filed a Petition…

Leeman v. Cook’s Pest Control, Inc.

When homeowners in this case tried to bring a case against a pest control company alleging it was responsible for damage to their property, the evidence demonstrated that arbitrating their claims before the American Arbitration Association would cost between $12,000 and $16,000.  Despite these facts,…

Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp.

For much of his life, George Corson was a railroad machinist.  After Mr. Corson died of malignant mesothelioma — the only known cause of which is exposure to asbestos, thought to be present in the locomotive boilers and brake shoes he worked with — his…

Kelly v. Wyeth

Opposition to drug company’s federal preemption defense in case involving the drug  metaclopramide, which was prescribed to the plaintiff in generic form to remedy her so-called “delayed gastric emptying.”  When she went off the drug, she experienced severe “akathisia” for over a year – a…

Kalhammer v. First USA Bank

We stopped and improved the proposed First USA Bank consumer class action settlement in Kalhammer, which would have provided rebate certificates to credit cardholders, required no minimum payment from First USA, and kept the total settlement award and attorneys’ fees secret.  The revised settlement provided…

Jones v. Tower Loan of Mississippi, Inc.

We stopped and defeated Tower Loan of Mississippi’s proposed no-opt-out consumer class action settlement with class counsel who had already moved to dismiss the case because it would not settle.  The proposed settlement would have paid no money to most class members, but paid class…

Jessee v. Farmers Insurance Exchange

Insurance bad faith case, challenging defendant’s overbroad protective order that applied to and limited the disclosure and use of documents obtained by plaintiffs’ counsel from outside the litigation. In this insurance bad faith case, we helped plaintiffs’ counsel fight an overbroad protective order that applied…

In re Universal Service Fund

Appeal to the Tenth Circuit of an order compelling a class of all AT&T long distance customers who do not live in California into individual arbitration pursuant to a class action ban in AT&T’s telephone service contract.  The case involves allegations that AT&T has wrongly…

In Re Prempro Liability Litigation

Public Justice represented PLoS Medicine, a medical journal published by the non-profit Public Library of Science, in its effort to intervene in this case to gain access to discovery materials that allegedly demonstrate that Wyeth Pharmaceutical Company engaged in medical ghostwriting to promote its hormone…

In Re Ocwen Mortgage Servicing Litigation

Amicus brief addressing the scope of state-law claims preempted by the Home Owners Loan Act, (HOLA) and HOLA regulations promulgated by the Office of Thrift Supervision. Amicus brief addressing the scope of state-law claims preempted by the Home Owners Loan Act, 12 U.S.C. §§ 1461…

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