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Consumer Class Action Lawsuits

Protecting Consumers' Rights Nationwide for Over 26 Years

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The attorneys at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. have deep class action experience in federal and state courts. The firm has been recognized throughout the country for its work in consumer protection litigation.

We are known for being one of only a few law firms in the country to have taken four class action cases to trial – obtaining solid jury verdicts for the classes of consumers in three of these cases, and settling the fourth case during trial on terms favorable to the class.

We have also represented consumers in some of the largest class action settlements in the history of consumer protection litigation, and we’ve obtained several ground-breaking class action rulings.

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action is when many people have the same complaint with a company, and all of those people sue the company together. One lawsuit is filed on behalf of all the members and the case is tried in a single court.

We will advise you when we believe that your case may be suited for a class action based upon our pre-suit investigation and experience.

What is a lead plaintiff in a Class Action?

The lead plaintiff in a class action is the person representing the members of the class. He or she is the named party in the lawsuit, and this person is appointed by the court to represent other people once the class is certified. The lead plaintiff is usually more involved in the case than other members of the class, and in successful cases is usually entitled to an additional sum of money known as a “service award” or “incentive award.”

Notable Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Class Action Lawsuits

Ramirez v. Trans Union, LLC, 951 F.3d 1008 (9th Cir. 2020)
Upholding in part the largest jury verdict in FCRA history, in false terrorist alert case
$40M plus in judgment upheld

Leo v. AppFolio, Inc., 3:17-cv-05771-RJB (W.D. Was. July 18, 2019)
Inaccuracies in tenant screening
$4.5M settlement

Kelly v. Business Information Group, 2019 WL 414915 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 1, 2019)
Requiring employment background screener to provide “same time” notice to job candidates
$3.3M settlement

Clark v. Experian Info. Sols., Inc., No. 3:16-cv-00032-MHL (E.D. Va. Feb. 1, 2019)
Improper credit reporting of tax liens and judgments
$17M plus settlement

Freckleton v. Target Corp., No. 14-cv-00807-GLR (D. Md. Dec. 12, 2017)
Disclosure requirements for employment background checks
$8.5M settlement

Clark v. Trans Union, LLC, 2017 WL 814252 (E.D. Va. March 1, 2017)
Certifying public records disclosure class
case later settled for over $18M

Flores v. Express Personnel, C.A. No. 14-cv-03298, (E.D. Pa. Oct. 21, 2016)
Improper employment background screening practices
$6M plus settlement

Magallon v. Robert Half International, Inc. 2015 WL 8778398 (D. Or. Nov. 10, 2015)
Employment candidate notices too late
Class certified, pending

Berry v. LexisNexis Risk & Info., 2014 WL 4403524 (E.D. Va. Sept. 5, 2014)
Hidden background reports for collection and other purposes
$13.5M Settlement

LaRocque v. TRS Recovery Services Inc., 285 F.R.D. 139 (D. Maine 2012)
Deceptive collection practices for returned check and other fees
$3.4M plus settlement

Ryals et al. v. Hireright Solutions, Inc., C.A. No. 3:09cv625 (E.D. Va. Dec. 22, 2011)
Trucker and other employment background checks
$28.3M settlement

Samuel-Bassett v. Kia Motors America, Inc., __ A.3d __, 2011 WL 60559098 (Pa. 2011)
Defective breaks in certain cars
$5.6 million jury verdict for class of Pennsylvania car purchasers

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