Strip Search Cases

We served as co-lead counsel in numerous class actions on behalf of individuals who were strip searched in county jails after being arrested for minor crimes. These cases included invasions of privacy that the courts then regarded as illegal. Significantly, the Supreme Court interpreted the Constitution's Fourth Amendment more narrowly than nearly all federal appellate [...]

Congoleum Corporation – Defective Flooring Tiles

CGL brought a class action lawsuit against Congoleum Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The suit alleged that the Defendant’s floor tiles (“DuraCeramic”), which are used in residential and commercial floor applications, prematurely fail and that the Defendant did not honor its warranties. On September 18, 2015, the [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00July 29th, 2016|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|

First Regional Bancorp Securities Litigation

In Buttonwood Tree Value Partners, LP, et al. v. Jack A. Sweeney, et al., Civil Action No. 10-cv-00537-CJC-MLG (U.S. District Court for the Central District of California), CGL was appointed co-lead counsel to represent investors who filed a securities fraud class action against certain former officers and directors (the “Defendants”) of First Regional Bancorp (“FRB”), [...]

United Health Care

In 2008, CGL was counsel in a case in which United Healthcare paid $350 million to a settlement class of subscribers and providers for inadequate healthcare reimbursements and agreed to change its calculation techniques. In 2011, after extensive hearings, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York approved that settlement, which [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00July 29th, 2016|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Healthcare & Pension Plans|

Honda Hybrid False Advertising

In John True v. American Honda Motor Co., Plaintiffs challenged claims of fuel efficiency in the Honda Civic Hybrid, as well as a software update that further degraded the advertised fuel efficiency performance of the vehicles.  After several years of contentious litigation, the case settled for a package of settlement benefits that the reviewing Judge [...]

2018-05-03T16:01:16+00:00July 28th, 2016|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

GAF Roofing Shingles

Charles J. LaDuca served as co-lead counsel in the nationwide GAF Roofing Shingle Litigation. On April 22, 2015, the District Court for South Carolina granted final approval of a nationwide settlement, which provides substantial monetary relief to a class of approximately six million individuals. This is one of the largest home building material classes in [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00June 29th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|

CertainTeed Siding

CGL brought together class actions against CertainTeed for its WeatherBoard Siding. On March 20, 2014, the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted final approval of a $103 million all cash settlement. For details, go to http://www.certainteedshinglesettlement.com.

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00June 29th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|

Building Products of Canada

Charles J. LaDuca and Brendan S. Thompson served as co-lead counsel in the nationwide Building Products of Canada (“BPC”) Litigation. On December 19, 2012, the District Court for Vermont granted final approval of the settlement valued at approximately $39-$100 million. For more information about our settlement, please check out the settlement website at http://www.bpshinglesettlement.com.

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00June 29th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|

ZURN Plumbing

Charles J. LaDuca served as chair of the executive committee in the nationwide ZURN Plumbing Litigation. On February 27, 2013, the District Court for Minnesota granted final approval of the settlement valued at approximately $33 million. For more information about our settlement, please check out the settlement website at: http://www.plumbingfittingsettlement.com.

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00June 29th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Defective Building Products|