The Firm’s lawyers have represented millions of retail consumers, holders of life, automobile and homeowner’s insurance policies, mortgagors, credit card customers, homeowners and victims of race and income discrimination.
The lawyers at Blood Hurst & O'Reardon have extensive experience litigating against life, auto and other insurance carriers on behalf of consumers. This includes actions against insurers selling term, whole life and universal life insurance policies for deceptive and unfair sales practices, overcharges and failing to provide the type of policy promised. They have also represented “burial” or “industrial” life insurance policy holders in race discrimination cases (with class periods dating back to the late 1800’s).
The Firm’s attorneys have represented consumers against automobile insurance companies who failed to pay their customers all the money due under their insurance policies, failed to pay for the diminished value of their cars after an accident, and for overcharging their customers. Our lawyers are responsible for one of the few class-wide recoveries in the “imitation parts” automobile insurance actions, where auto insurance companies failed to pay their customers all they were required to pay.
Our Firm also represents health care providers against HMOs and other health insurers.
Consumer Products, Drugs, Food and Food Supplement Litigation
Blood Hurst & O'Reardon represents purchasers of food and food supplements for false and misleading advertising claims made by manufacturers and retailers about the products benefits, ingredients, safety and other attributes of the product. Our lawyers have represented owners of motor vehicles in product liability cases, purchasers of toys tainted with lead, owners of computer and software products against manufacturers for false promises and faulty products, and a wide variety of other consumer product purchasers for unlawful, unfair and deceptive conduct.
The Firm’s lawyers continue to represent consumers cheated or overcharged by mobile phone companies such as Verizon, AT&T, Alltel and Sprint.
Our lawyers have represented consumers in traditional false advertising actions, those victimized by so-called “negative option” sales practices, and owners of a variety of types of faulty computer equipment and software.
Banks and Other Financial Institutions
The Firm's lawyers have significant experience representing credit card users, home loan borrowers and other types of borrowers and investors against major banks and lending institutions, including Bank of America, Washington Mutual, Countrywide, GMAC and Wells Fargo. They have enforced the rights of borrowers under a variety of state and federal laws, including the federal Real Estate Settlement Practices Act and the Truth in Lending Act.