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|

TimberTech

Gornstein v. TimberTech, et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-12409 (U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts). This case concerns defective XLM decking manufactured by TimberTech and sold throughout the United States. The defective decking, made of all polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is subject to fading (turning white) and scorching (turning black), among other problems. Plaintiff alleges [...]

2018-05-02T19:25:44+00:00October 30th, 2014|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

In re Whole Foods Market, Inc., Greek Yogurt Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

Knox, et al. v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-13185 (U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts). This case concerns false representations of nutritional information by Defendants regarding 365 Greek Yogurt. Specifically, despite representations that the yogurt at issue contains only two grams of sugar per serving, an investigation by Consumer Reports [...]

2018-05-02T19:26:39+00:00October 30th, 2014|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Wen Haircare Products

Friedman, et al. v. Guthy-Renker LLC, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-06009-ODW (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California). 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, [...]

2018-01-14T19:51:16+00:00October 30th, 2014|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Deceptive Energy Contracts

Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP has filed lawsuits against third party energy suppliers Ambit Energy, LLC, Viridian Energy, LLC, Smart One Energy, LLC, HIKO Energy, LLC, and XOOM Energy, LLC in New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The complaints allege that the Defendants engage in deceptive bait-and-switch sales models with variable rate [...]

2018-01-14T19:51:16+00:00October 30th, 2014|Cases, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Prudential Insurance

Our firm acted in the role of claimants' representative as part of the massive settlement involving sales practices of life insurance policies sold by Prudential Insurance Company. Under the terms of the over $4 billion settlement, individual policyholders were accorded the right to have an individual determination of their remedies. Our firm and one other [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:27+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Texas Prisons Privacy Case

We served as co-lead counsel in the trail-blazing consumer privacy case Dennis v. Metromail Corp. The complaint charged that Metromail contracted to have maximum security Texas prisoners "key" personal information obtained from shopping questionnaires. As a result, the lead plaintiff received an extremely offensive, sexually explicit letter from a convicted sexual offender. The firm's investigation [...]

2018-05-03T16:05:22+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

“Made in USA” Cases

In Benson v. Kwikset Corp, we led a legal team that won significant injunctive relief for false advertising as “Made in USA” in violation of California “Made in USA” requirements and unfair competition/consumer protection law. Kwikset Corp. moved its manufacturing from Anaheim, California to a facility in Mexico yet continued to market their products as [...]

2018-05-03T15:57:52+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Guidant Heart Defibrillator

CGL's Charles LaDuca served as class counsel in the Guidant Heart Defibrillator litigation which settled for over $205 million in 2008. On behalf of a nationwide class of patients implanted with the Guidant Ventak Prizm defibrillator, our suit alleged that Guidant Corporation misrepresented the safety of its defibrillators, which are subject to short circuiting and [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:27+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|

Joe Camel advertising campaign

Our firm played an important role in the California tobacco cases that ended the "Joe Camel" campaign. The defendant's advertising campaign targeted teens and children. As a key player in the first case challenging the "Joe Camel" campaign as a violation of California's unfair competition/consumer protection law, we helped expose R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's "youth [...]

2018-05-03T16:00:08+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection|