Contaminated Pet Food Litigation

In re Big Heart Pet Brands Litig., Case No. 4:18-cv-00861-JSW (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). Zeiger v. WellPet LLC, Case No. 3:17-CV-04056-WHO (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). Leppert, et al. v. Champion Petfoods USA, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:18-cv-04347 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District [...]

2018-11-06T20:20:31+00:00November 6th, 2018|Cases, Consumer Protection|


This case concerns allegations of severe hair loss and scalp irritation resulting from use of Wen haircare products. The products are manufactured and sold by one of the largest direct marketing firms in the world, Guthy-Renker, as well as WEN by Chaz Dean, Inc. Defendants’ advertising indicates that the product is safe and that consumers [...]

2018-02-21T17:50:26+00:00February 21st, 2018|Cases, Consumer Protection|


This case concerns allegations that the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch does not live up to Samsung’s assertions concerning battery life.  Samsung claimed that the Smartwatch would last 1-2 days on a single charge.  In reality, Plaintiff Noble, and many other consumers, experienced battery life of just four hours or less.  Because the Gear S was [...]

2018-05-02T19:13:52+00:00February 21st, 2018|Cases, Consumer Protection|


This case concerns allegations of false advertising, hair loss, and scalp irritation for those that use MONAT Haircare Products.  The Products are sold through a multi-level marketing scheme that touts them as both safe and natural.  In point of fact, the Products are neither safe or natural.  Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, along with our co-counsel [...]

2018-05-02T19:29:36+00:00February 21st, 2018|Cases, Consumer Protection|

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|

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

Hadley, et al. v. Subaru of America, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:2015-cv-07210 (U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey). CGL has filed a case against Subaru of America, Inc., alleging that the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca has a dangerous defect which causes the hood to fly open, damaging the windshield and blinding the [...]

2018-01-14T19:51:15+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Debit Card Overdraft Fees

In Re: HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Debit Card Overdraft Fee Litigation, Case No. 2:13-md-02451-ADS-AKT (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York); In re HSBC Bank U.S.A., N.S., Checking Account Overdraft Litigation, Case No. 650562/2011 (New York Supreme Court). Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP, and three other firms, were appointed as Co-Interim Lead [...]

2018-01-14T19:51:15+00:00March 16th, 2015|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Buchwald v. Citibank, N.A.

Jonathan Cuneo and Monica Miller recently represented the trustee of the estate of famed humorist Arthur Buchwald in a dispute with Citibank, N.A., Buchwald v. Citibank, N.A. (D.D.C. 2014),  in which the estate alleged that Citibank’s negligence permitted rogue financial advisor Kenneth Starr to embezzle funds from the estate through the establishment of an unauthorized line [...]

2018-05-02T16:37:53+00:00March 11th, 2015|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|


Orshan v. Apple Inc., Civil Action No. 5:14-cv-05659 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). This case concerns allegations that the iOS 8 operating system on certain Apple devices consumes a substantial portion of the total available storage on the devices.  The complaint asserts that Apple provides consumers materially less storage than they are [...]

2018-05-02T19:22:58+00:00January 5th, 2015|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Yamaha F Series Outboard Motors

Williams, et al. v. Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., Case No. 2:13-cv-05066-BRO-VBK (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California). This case concerns severe corrosion in certain first generation Yamaha F series outboard motors. The defect in the motors results in severe corrosion in the dry exhaust portion of the motor, which can ultimately lead [...]

2018-05-02T19:24:40+00:00October 30th, 2014|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|