Class Action and Consumer Litigation

Siprut PC is an established leader in the class action arena. The firm has been recognized for its “high-stakes, high-profile cases against large defendants” (Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 2011). As federal courts have further recognized in appointing the firm and its attorneys as lead counsel in some of the most prominent class cases in the country, Siprut PC has “substantial class action experience [and has served] as lead counsel” in myriad class litigation. In re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation, Case No. MDL 13-cv-9116 (N.D. Ill. July 29, 2014).

The firm’s recent settlements and leadership appointments include the following:

  • Douglas v. Western Union Company (Case No. 14-cv-01741, N.D. Ill.): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Motion for preliminary approval of $8.5 Million cash settlement granted.
  • Chimeno-Buzzi v. Hollister Co. et al. (Case No. 14-cv-23120-MGC, S.D. Fl.): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Motion for preliminary approval of $10 Million cash settlement pending.
  • In re Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation (Case No. 11-cv-8176, N.D. Ill.): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to Southwest’s unilateral cancellation of drink vouchers paid for by business select travelers. Settlement valued up to $58 Million granted final approval.
  • In re Energizer Sunscreen Litigation, (Case No. 13-cv-00131, N.D. Ill.): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to defective sunscreen nozzles manufactured by Energizer. Settlement valued up to $200 Million granted final approval.
  • In re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation (Case No. MDL 13-cv-9116, N.D. Ill.): Appointed co-lead counsel in consolidated MDL litigation against the NCAA on behalf of current and former collegiate athletes related to concussions and head injuries. Landmark settlement of $75 million submitted for preliminary approval.
  • Illinois Nut & Candy Home of Fantasia Confections, LLC v. Grubhub, Inc., et al. (Case No. 14-cv-00949, N.D. Ill.): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to unsolicited facsimile transmissions by Grubhub, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Settlement of $2 million granted final approval.
  • Padilla v. DISH Network LLC (Case No. 12-cv-07350, N.D. Ill.): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to statutory violations of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 (“SHVERA”).Landmark settlement providing class-wide injunctive relief – the first class settlement under SHVERA ever – granted final approval.
  • In Re Prescription Pads TCPA Litigation (Case No. 13-cv-06897, N.D. Ill): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to unsolicited facsimile transmissions by Rx Security, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Settlement of $1 million granted final approval.
  • Lim, et al. v. Vendini (Case No. 14-cv-561, Cal. Sup Ct.): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to a security breach exposing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide. Settlement of $3 million granted final approval.
  • Muir v. W.S. Badger Co., (Case No. 14-CH-5935, Cir. Ct. Cook County, Illinois): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to recall of defective sunscreen products. Settlement providing class-wide injunctive relief granted final approval.
  • Windows Plus, Incorporated v. Door Control Services, Inc. (Case No. 13-cv-07072, N.D. Ill): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to unsolicited facsimile transmissions by Door Control, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Settlement valued at $1 million granted final approval.
  • Townsend v. Sterling (Case No. 13-cv-3903, N.D. Ill): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act in the employment context. Settlement granted final approval.
  • Dr. William P. Gress et al. v. Premier Healthcare Exchange West, Inc. (Case No. 14-cv-501, N.D. Ill.): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to unsolicited facsimile transmissions by Premier, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Settlement of $756,000 granted preliminary approval.
  • Stephan Zouras LLP v. American Registry LLC (Case No. 14-cv-943, N.D. Ill.): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to unsolicited facsimile transmissions by Premier, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Settlement of granted preliminary approval.
  • Foos v. Ann, Inc. (Case No. 11-cv-02794-L-MDD, S.D. Cal.): Appointed lead counsel in class action on behalf of California consumers for violations of the Song-Beverly Act. Settlement valued at $2,323,500 granted final approval.

In our consumer class action cases, we do not charge attorneys' fees to any class member. If we obtain a recovery on behalf of the class, we will petition the court for an award of fees and reimbursement of expenses, which will be paid directly (and separately) by the defendant, or will come out of the recovery obtained for the class.