A class action is a type of lawsuit in which one or more named plaintiffs sue on behalf of all members of a group who suffered from a common injustice. This recovers damages for the entire group without the need for each member of the group to file an individual lawsuit. These types of cases are vastly more efficient, and economical, than individual lawsuits.
Kershaw, Cook & Talley class action lawyers successfully led and prosecuted numerous class action lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country representing individuals, businesses and consumers in matters involving:
Kershaw|Cook|Talley succeeded in obtaining significant settlements and judgments for thousands of workers, credit card holders, purchasers of defective products, customers of Internet services providers, and purchasers of prescription drugs, to name a few.
$330 million class action settlement against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) proceedings on behalf of all present and former Honda dealers alleging RICO violations relating to misallocation of vehicles in a nationwide bribery conspiracy.
$180 million common fund settlement in a class action involving 65,000 class members following a toxic spill at General Chemical plant in Richmond, California.
$87 million class action settlement against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) on behalf of 23,600 UPS drivers to recover unpaid wages based on allegations the employer failed to provide meal and rest periods required under California wage and hour law. The cases settled for an $87 million cash payment and other benefits to class members valued at more than $4 million. This is the largest “meal and rest period” settlement in California history, and considered one of the largest nationwide wage and hour settlements.
$46 million settlement against Jenny Craig, Inc. in a class action under the Consumers Legal Remedies Act.
$45 Million Jury Verdict against Ford Motors Company: A $29.6 million jury verdict on behalf of eleven heavy truck dealers in the Ford Motors breach of contract lawsuit increased to $45 million to reflect interest accrued over the life of the suit. The case, which took 13 years of litigation, was based on allegations that Ford violated its franchise agreement for failing to supply the dealers with heavy trucks following sale by Ford of its heavy truck business to Freightliner. The eleven dealerships were located throughout the United States.
A $39 million class action settlement against VeriSign, Inc. on behalf of 400,000 class members nationwide alleging misrepresentation to U.S. businesses regarding the degree of security provided by VeriSign’s Secure Site Pro encrypted security certificates.
$25 million class action settlement against AOL Inc., in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) proceeding wherein it was alleged that millions of AOL subscribers improperly had screen names “spun-off” into separate accounts and were then billed additional fees for these “spun-off” accounts.
$16.5 million settlement in the Sconce/Lamb Cremation Cases involving the improper handling of cremated remains of approximately 19,000 decedents.
A $15.5 million settlement distributed to the class in a class action involving a toxic spill in Dunsmuir, California following the derailment of a Southern Pacific rail-car in the Sacramento River.
A $10.8 million settlement against McCormick Crematory in a wrongful cremation class action. The case was brought on behalf of the families of over 4,500 decedents who were wrongfully cremated.
If you believe you were the victim of an improper or fraudulent business practice, a wage and hour violation, or suffered another injustice, please fill out and submit the contact form on this page or call us at (888) 997-5170 for a free case evaluation.