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

Analysis of Supreme Court Decision Upholding ACA

For a concise analysis of today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (known as PPACA or the ACA), as well as a copy of the decision, please go to the following link: Analysis of ACA Decision

Lawsuit Filed Against Blue Shield for Death Spiral Practices

On June 12, 2012, Robert Martin and Deborah Goodwin filed a class action lawsuit against BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA and BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY for improperly closing health insurance plans and policies without providing comparable coverage in open plans and policies or pooling the closed blocks with an appropriately large …

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Information on Krossland Settlement

We previously reported on a Court order certifying a class of pre-paid calling card purchasers of cards distributed by Krossland Distribution Inc. The Court has recently preliminarily approved a settlement of those claims. A summary of the settlement, in both English and Spanish, as well as the dates for the final approval hearing and deadlines …

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PayDay Loan Scams Using Fictitious Company Names Update

Many consumers have posted on this site about a scam of being called by a firm called the Consumer Law Group and demanding payment on certain loans. Below is a link you can follow discussing this scam and what you can do about it. Scam Victims United The good news is they appear to have …

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Update On Honda Settlement

As previously reported on this site, Heather Peters encouraged members of a class of Honda Civic Hybrid owners to opt out of a nationwide class action settlement, conservatively valued at $87.5 million, to pursue individual claims in small claims court. Today, it was announced that Ms. Peters had lost her small claims appeal in Los …

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Alan Mansfield Invited to Speak at Class Action Conference

Alan Mansfield of the Consumer Law Group has been invited to speak on the topic of arbitration clauses after AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion at the national Litigating Class Actions seminar sponsored by LSI in Seattle, Washington, on May 15, 2012. As part of that conference, Mr. Mansfield has prepared a conference paper entitled “Does …

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