As the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego, CaseyGerry has the seasoned litigators, expert staff, and financial resources to get results. Our adversaries in class actions have included some of the largest and most powerful corporations in the world. No defendant is too big for us.
We know that the thought of taking on big corporations may seem daunting to our injured clients, so we take the pressure off by handling every aspect of the case from beginning to end. We will remain in regular communication with you, answer all of your questions, and make sure that you are kept up to date regarding the status of your case.
CaseyGerry has been at the forefront of class action litigation. The firm’s attorneys take on leadership roles for the plaintiffs to help spearhead the litigation and keep affected individuals informed as cases progress. At CaseyGerry, we specialize in class actions for consumers who have been negatively affected by automotive defects, banking, data breaches, technology defects, and more. Below are some of the recent cases in which CaseyGerry has been involved.
CaseyGerry was honored to play a role in the prosecution and resolution of multidistrict litigation arising out of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. This case resulted in a historic consumer settlement estimated at over $16 billion. David S. Casey, Jr. served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee leading that litigation by appointment of Judge Charles Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
CaseyGerry was also involved in centralized class action litigation against Wells Fargo and National General which arose out of allegations that the companies wrongfully imposed or required certain car loan applicants to purchase automobile insurance when they already had insurance in place. CaseyGerry partner David S. Casey, Jr. was appointed to serve as Liaison Counsel in that litigation. In November 2019, U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford granted final approval of a $393.5 million settlement in this matter.
In 2018, partner Gayle M. Blatt was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for In re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila of the Northern District of California. The cases centralized in the Apple MDL allege that Apple intentionally slowed the performance of older iPhones through software updates.
CaseyGerry perseveres through complex litigation until the end. Fourteen years after the Exxon Valdez tanker crashed and spilled oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Judge H. Russell Holland ordered Exxon Mobil Corp to pay nearly $7 billion in damages and interest. CaseyGerry was the only San Diego law firm involved in this historic case. We represented more than 1,000 fishermen affected by the spill.
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In general, class action lawsuits involve a group of plaintiffs who have been harmed in a similar way by a defendant. The defendant is usually a large corporate entity. Injured plaintiffs, who otherwise may not be able to afford the expense of litigation against a big company, benefit when their cases are consolidated into a class action.
Too often, corporations put their profits ahead of the safety and security of their clients and consumers. Entities such as big pharma and commercial banks reap financial gains when they put innocent individuals in peril. Class actions give a powerful voice to people who have been injured by negligent, reckless, and fraudulent corporate practices.
We have the resources, skills, and knowledge to take on any type of class action case. Examples of claims that we handle include the following:
Sellers and manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to provide safe products and warn users of all potential dangers and side effects. They also have a duty to provide proper instructions for product use. Common defective and dangerous products include medical devices and drugs, automobiles, devices with lithium-ion batteries, children’s equipment, and toys, and household appliances.
Almost every time you make a banking transaction, go to the doctor, make an online purchase, and communicate with companies online, your data is saved and stored. Companies who store data, such as medical records, personal identity information, and financial information, have a duty to keep that personal data safe. When negligence leads to data and security breaches, your personal information is exposed, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
When you put your money in a bank account, take out a mortgage, open lines of credit, and utilize other banking services, the bank has a duty to protect your personal information and finances. Banking violations such as the unauthorized collection of fees, unauthorized charges, APR misrepresentations, and failing to post payments can significantly harm banking customers.
A whistleblower is an individual, usually a current or former employee, who ‘blows the whistle’ on corporate and government entities’ bad acts and misconduct. When whistleblowers report wrongful conduct, such as securities fraud, money laundering, and regulation violations, the damages suffered by innocent individuals are usually exposed. Whistleblower actions often lead to class actions against the offending entities for the benefit of those who have suffered harm as a result of corporate or government misconduct.
Certain conditions must be met to qualify for a class action. Your attorney must be able to demonstrate that too many plaintiffs suffered similar harm in a similar way that filing individual lawsuits would be impractical.
Finally, you must be able to show that the class action representatives will protect the interests of the class members.
CaseyGerry has been protecting consumers nationwide for decades. Our attorneys have stood up to individuals and large corporations alike when their actions let people get hurt. To help educate Californians on the laws that protect them as consumers, we have described a few of the laws below. Learn more here.
If you feel that you have been cheated, treated unfairly, or purchased a product or service that did not conform to representations made by a company or other entity, contact us today to discuss your experience. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our class action attorneys.