Class Actions

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Class Actions2018-06-27T07:17:27+00:00

CaseyGerry has been successfully litigating class actions on behalf of plaintiffs for decades. Our complex litigation team, led by partner Gayle M. Blatt, works tirelessly on behalf of aggrieved consumers and other individuals to hold corporations accountable for their misconduct.

Our experience includes class actions against public entities, such as the $8 million settlement obtained on behalf of Chula Vista residents who were improperly charged cell phone taxes by the City; class actions brought on by catastrophic events like the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation that spanned more than two decades, and class actions centered on corporate wrongdoing, including the Honda dealership bribery litigation where CaseyGerry represented 13 dealerships across Southern California in a class action and helped settle the case brought on behalf of Honda dealers alleging Honda’s nationwide allocation of vehicles was rife with bribery and corruption.

CaseyGerry attorneys are honored to have served in a number of leadership positions in national class actions, including currently serving on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Yahoo data breach litigation, the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for several automotive cases and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the NFL concussion litigation.

Active Investigations

CaseyGerry is constantly evaluating potential consumer fraud, data breach, product defect and other claims affecting large numbers of people. For the most up-to-date information on our current investigations,

please visit caseygerryclassactions.com.

Wells Fargo CPI litigation

Scandal-prone bank Wells Fargo was caught purchasing unnecessary insurance for vehicles subject to Wells Fargo automobile loans and then charging borrowers for the unwarranted collision protection insurance (CPI). More than 800,000 Wells Fargo customers have been affected, including more than 25,000 people who had their cars wrongfully repossessed. CaseyGerry represents a class of affected consumers in this litigation, which was recently consolidated in the Central District of California. Managing partner David S. Casey, Jr. has been instrumental in the early coordination efforts in this litigation, having been appointed by the court to organize the initial meeting of counsel.

German Auto Cartel litigation

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler (including Mercedes-Benz) stand accused of a decades-long conspiracy, collaborating behind the scenes in virtually every aspect of vehicle development all while pretending to be fierce competitors. As a result of their collusion, the carmakers were able to charge a premium for their vehicles while saving money on research. CaseyGerry represents a class of consumers impacted by the carmakers’ conspiracy. This complicated antitrust and RICO (racketeering) case was recently centralized in the Northern District of California.

Yahoo data breach litigation

Partner and head of the complex litigation team Gayle M. Blatt is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the litigation stemming from the series of data breaches at Yahoo between 2013 to 2016. In 2017, Yahoo announced that every Yahoo account—all three billion—was compromised in the 2013 data breach, making it the largest data breach in history by number of compromised records.

Audi CO2 and Fiat Chrysler EcoDiesel emissions litigation

CaseyGerry managing partner David S. Casey, Jr. has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in two of the major emissions cases that emerged in the wake of the Volkswagen “clean diesel” scandal. In the Audi CO2 litigation, Audi stands accused of cheating emissions on some of its gas vehicles while the case involving Fiat Chrysler is focused on accusations that Fiat Chrysler skirted emissions regulations for its 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge RAM 1500 EcoDiesels.

NFL Concussion Litigation

Managing partner David S. Casey, Jr. serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the litigation centered on the NFL hiding the risks of concussions from players. Partner Frederick Schenk has been closely assisting him in this matter.