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Resolved Cases

  • Badie v. Bank of America

    Consumer RightsConsumer Fraud

    A class action lawsuit challenging Bank of America’s attempt to impose unilaterally alternative dispute resolution (“AD R”) on its checking and credit card account customers, thus depriving them of access to the courts and of their constitutional rights to trial by judge or jury.
  • Beasley v. Wells Fargo Bank

    Consumer RightsConsumer Fraud

    A statewide class of credit card holders challenged Wells Fargo Bank's assessment of fees for failure to make timely payments or exceeding credit limits. The jury awarded the class $5.2 million in 1989 after a six-week trial for unlawful liquidated damages imposed through excessive late fees and overlimit charges.
  • Brust v. U.C. Regents

    Civil Rights

    Class action alleged that UC Davis failed to comply with Title IX, equal protection, and state laws by providing insufficient athletic opportunities to female students that did not reflect the high level of interest in athletic participation among female students.
  • Californians for Disability Rights v. Meryvn’s, LLC

    Disability Discrimination

    An action challenging Mervyn’s practice of denying access to its stores to individuals with mobility disabilities.
  • Hitz v. First Interstate Bank

    Consumer RightsConsumer Fraud

    A statewide class action on behalf of credit card holders under California consumer protection laws. In 1993, the court awarded the class more than $13.9 million in excessive late and overlimit credit card charges.
  • In re GCC Richmond Works Cases

    Civil RightsEnvironmental

    A proposed class action arising out of the release of toxic chemicals of oleum and sulfuric acid in Richmond, California on July 26, 1993.
  • In Re: Chase Bank USA, N.A. “Check Loan” Contract Litigation

    Consumer Fraud

    Nationwide class action on behalf of Chase credit card customers whose “life of the loan” credit card terms and conditions were unilaterally changed to increase the minimum payment from 2% to 5% with little or no notice.
  • Mansourian v. U.C. Regents

    Civil Rights

    A Title IX athletics case, brought by former women students who were intercollegiate wrestlers at the University of California, Davis, against the University and certain of its officials for discrimination under Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause.
  • Singleton, et al. v. Regents of the University of California

    Gender Discrimination in Employment

  • Sonoda v. Amerisave Mortgage Corp.

    Consumer RightsMortgage and Lending

    National class action on behalf of homeowners, alleging Amerisave, a mortgage lender and broker, illegally charged fees before providing a good faith estimate and for promising—but failing—to lock in interest rates.
  • The Providian Credit Card Cases

    Consumer Rights

    A nationwide consumer class action challenging the unlawful, unfair, and deceptive practices of defendants Providian Financial Corporation, Providian Bank, Providian National Bank, and Providian Bancorp Services in connection with advertising and soliciting of credit card holders
  • Ting v. AT&T

    Consumer Rights

    A class action lawsuit against AT&T on behalf of seven million California consumers. In its landmark ruling, the court found that the mandatory arbitration clause was illegal, unconscionable, and unenforceable.
  • Yu v. Signet Bank/Virginia, et al.

    Consumer Rights

    A proposed statewide consumer class action alleging that defendant filed collection actions against California consumer credit card customers in municipal courts in the State of Virginia, knowing such practice to be illegal.