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Practice Area ; Class Action Preservation

Noel v. Thrifty

Public Justice is co-lead counsel in a California Supreme Court case that presents an important issue of class certification: whether a plaintiff must demonstrate that absent class members can be identified, or “ascertained,” at the class certification stage. Our position is that, at most, Rule 23…

Cottrell v. Alcon Labs

We are lead counsel in this appeal of a dismissal of a multistate class action alleging that the defendant pharmaceutical companies violated various state consumer protection statutes by purposely packaging their prescription eye drops in droppers that emitted a far larger drop than is therapeutically…

Duran v. U.S. Bank

In this class action resulting in a $15 million judgment for banking officers who claimed they were misclassified as exempt employees, Public Justice joined in an amici brief to the California Supreme Court arguing that defendants do not have a due process right to litigate…

Braun v. Wal-Mart

In this class action resulting in a $188 million judgment against Wal-Mart for failure to pay employees for rest breaks and off-the-clock work, Public Justice joined in an amici brief to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court authored by the Impact Fund and rebutting Wal-Mart’s claim that…

Knox v. First Southern Cash Advance

The underlying lawsuit in this case was first filed in North Carolina state court and was one of five class actions brought by Public Justice against payday lenders that operated in North Carolina after the North Carolina legislation authorizing payday lending expired. The defendants in…

Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs

This is a putative class action in which the plaintiffs alleged that their employer, Goldman Sachs, engaged in a pattern of gender discrimination against its female professional employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. A July 2011 order from the New…