Results

• Lead counsel for over 1,100 Mexican nationals in a toxic tort case in which the plaintiffs were exposed to lead and hazardous waste.

• Successfully represented tens of thousands of overseas agricultural workers who sought recovery for injuries arising from exposure to pesticides banned in the United States. The litigation was brought in U.S. courts.

• Served as class counsel in Justice v. Great-West Life Assurance Co., No. 94-3155 (D. Ct. Dallas Cty. Tex. Aug. 2, 1995), which was the first nationwide certification of a litigation class in a case involving allegations of sales of defective life insurance products. Assisted with winning a substantial settlement for the class.

• Co-counsel for the plaintiff class in Pandolfi, et al. v. Viking Office Products, Inc., 97 CH 8875 (Cir. Ct. of Cook Cty.), a case in which it was alleged that the defendant had added improper charges to orders of office products.

• Lead class counsel in George Collins, et al. v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al.; Cause No. GN200820, in the 53rd Judicial District of Travis County, Texas, a Texas-wide class action filed against various Allstate entities involving allegations that Allstate Insurance Company engaged in unfair discrimination by virtue of its credit scoring practices. This class action settled for $15.5 million.

• Class counsel in Stanton Quesenberry, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. Alliant Law Group, PC and Bay Area Credit Service, LLC; Case 4:09-cv-00414-MHS-ALM; in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division. This case was a class action involving violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

• Co-lead class counsel in Richard J. Lang, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. NCH Corporation; Case 2:10-cv-05729-DMG-FFM; in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division. This case involved violations of the California Labor Code, which received final approval in January 2012. Judge Dolly M. Gee, the U.S. District Court Judge presiding over the case, remarked at the final fairness hearing that "class counsel achieved an excellent result" and congratulated class counsel on doing "a fine job."

• Class counsel in Robert E. Evans, et al. v. Sterling Chemical Co., et al.; Cause No. H-07-0625; in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. This case was an ERISA class action involving retiree healthcare benefits.

• Advised a class of Texas purchasers of workers' compensation insurance in overcharge litigation, yielding settlements refunding the illegal overcharges.