Aetna Class Action Settlement

Whatley Kallas has recently announced a $120 million class action settlement of certain claims regarding out of network payments against Aetna. For a summary of the settlement and a link to the settlement agreement, please review the attached information release: Whatley Kallas Announces Settlement With Aetna As preliminary approval of this settlement is pending, there …

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A Couple Recent Accomplishments

Alan Mansfield was recently named to the Board of Governors for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, one of the largest associations in California of plaintiffs and defense counsel and judges. In addition, Mr. Mansfield learned this week he had received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest ranking available for attorneys in the …

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Court Certifies Class of Consumers Using Pathway Financial Management Services

On November 28, 2012, Judge James Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California certified a class of consumers located nationwide who, since 2008, signed up for debt negotiation and settlement prorater services with a company called Pathway Financial Management, located in Garden Grove, California. Notice to the class is …

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Class Certified For Purchasers of POM Juice

On September 27, 2012, Judge Pregerson of the Central District of California certified a nationwide class of purchasers of POM juice drinks. CLGCA and Alan Mansfield is one of the counsel for plaintiffs in this action. Click below to review an article about this decision. Class Certified Against POM Juice Drinks

CLGCA IN The News

People may find of interest the attached article about the appeal in Rivera v. Holder, the First Amendment case brought by an unindicted member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. Legal battle over Mongols motorcycle club’s logo creates headache for feds

Class Action Lawsuit Filed In “Death Sprial” Litigation

On March 1, 2010, two individuals filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and all similarly situated persons affected by what they allege is Blue Cross of California’s “manipulation of blocks of health insurance business with the intention of illegally decreasing policy benefits to enrollees while escalating the premiums they must pay”, which they allege in the Complaint …

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Court of Appeal Clarifies Requirements For Pleading CLRA and UCL Claims

On September 23, 2009, the California Court of Appeal in Morgan v. AT&T Mobility reversed a state trial court and upheld as sufficient allegations against AT&T Mobility based on its selling a phone that soon became obsolete after sale, for violations of the state’s Unfair Competition Law, fraud and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act The trial …

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Supreme Court Denies Rehearing In Tobacco II

The California Supreme Court on a 4-3 vote decided not to grant rehearing or reconsider its decision in the Tobacco II litigation, meaning that proceeding shall soon be remanded back to San Diego Superior Court.  In addition, to the extent practitioners were hoping for certain clarifications or possibly reconsideration of that decision, it will not be …

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More Information on Tobacco II

There have been several commentaries issued by large defense law firms on the impact of the Tobacco II decision on pending and future class action litigation.  The following is several links to recent commentaries: http://www.mofo.com/news/updates/files/15609.html (Web Archive copy) http://www.mayerbrown.com/publications/article.asp?id=6792&nid=6 (no longer exists)