Alan Mansfield Announces Association With Whatley Kallas LLC

Alan Mansfield is pleased to announce his agreement to become of counsel to Whatley Kallas LLC. He will be working out of the firm’s California offices. Joe R. Whatley, Jr. and Edith M. Kallas, along with their team of professionals, a nationally recognized group with a long history of representation of healthcare providers, members of …

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Court Finally Approves Honda Class Action Settlement

On March 16, 2012, the Hon. Timothy Taylor of the San Diego Superior Court entered a 41-page order reviewing the extensive submissions submitted by the parties and various objectors, and granted final approval of the class action settlement in Lockabey v. American Honda. A copy of the Court’s order can be viewed and downloaded here. …

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Sen. Boxer Calls on BBG To Stop Overcharging Troops

We have previously reported on our filing of a class action claim on behalf of Sgt. Richard Corder against BBG for U.S. troops being systematically overcharged for making calls home to their family members. After an NBC News investigative report into this practice, California United States Senator Barbara Boxer today sent a letter to BBG’s …

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Response to Inquiries on Heather Peters’ Small Claims Decision

Consumers may have read about Ms. Peters’ small claims court proceeding against Honda, generated as a result of a settlement of a class case pending in San Diego. While the story is generating a great deal of press, it is unlikely to have any adverse effect on the class action settlement that is pending court …

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Court Certifies Class of Purchasers of Gerber Tagless Infant Garments

On December 15, 2011, the Honorable Dale S. Fischer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California certified a proposed class action lawsuit captioned Montanez et al. v. Gerber Childrenswear LLC to proceed on behalf of the following class of persons: All residents of California who purchased Gerber apparel products containing …

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Notice of Honda Class Action Settlement To Be Mailed To Consumers

Consumers who purchased or leased a model year 2003-2009 Honda Civic Hybrid (“HCH”) may have recently read or received a notice about a proposed class action settlement. There are numerous benefits being provided consumers under this settlement if it is finally approved. The following is a summary of those benefits. All MY 2003 – 2009 …

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Update On Blue Cross Settlement

In a previous post we provided information about the preliminary approval of a class action settlement with Anthem Blue Cross.  That settlement has now become final.  If you are a Settlement Class Member you should have recently received a letter from Anthem advising you that the first window to change plans without medical underwriting is …

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Another Significant Appellate Court Victory

On July 25, 2011, the California Supreme Court in Ardon v. City of Los Angeles unanimously ruled that taxpayers could sue a municipality using the class action device for refunds of local taxes that had been illegally collected. The decision reversed a Court of Appeal decision that found only individuals could sue for relief and …

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Ninth Circuit Issues Important Ruling

In Beeman v. Anthem, the Ninth Circuit ruled yesterday in a published decision that a claim on behalf of California pharmacists for violation of Civil Code Section 2527 against numerous pharmaceutical benefit manager companies, known as PBMs, was not barred under the First Amendment, upholding a decision by the Hon. Virginia A. Phillips had reached …

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