Kershaw, Cook & Talley’s commitment to civil justice and personal injury extends into a number of practice areas. We are exceptionally qualified and prepared to fight for your rights. We have won hundreds of millions of dollars in the following practice areas and can help you with the following:
Guidant Cardiac Defibrillators
Stuart Talley was a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in this Multi-District Litigation (MDL) proceeding seeking reimbursement for over 5,000 individuals implanted with defective Guidant defibrillators. Clients who were injured by malfunctioning Guidant Cardiac Defibrillators will claim shares of the $240 million fund as part of a nationwide settlement.
Kaiser Kidney Transplant
Stuart Talley was the lead attorney representing over 100 Kaiser Patients placed on the national kidney transplant list. The plaintiffs in the case alleged Kaiser dropped patients waiting for kidneys from the national transplant list due to administrative blunders. As a result, they did not obtain kidney transplants. The cases settled for a confidential sum.
William Kershaw and Stuart Talley served as lead counsel in this mass tort action against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of over 200 individuals who alleged they contracted post-operative infections from sutures that were not properly sterilized. The case was litigated to a successful resolution in a confidential proceeding.
William Kershaw and Stuart Talley served as lead counsel in a case against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc. on behalf of approximately 60 women who alleged they were injured by a defective medical device known as Intergel, a product intended to reduce adhesions in women undergoing abdominal surgery. However, the device actually increased adhesions resulting in serious injury. The case was prosecuted over three years resulting in a global settlement on behalf of clients. The settlement amount and the terms of the settlement are confidential.
$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.
A $32.5 million settlement on behalf of family members alleging improper dumping of cremated remains in Amador County. Mr. Kershaw served as lead class counsel, and coordinated with individual cases. The case involved approximately 5,300 decedents.
$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.
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