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Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra
Rusted Frame Settlement

Blood Hurst & O’Reardon has 
reached a $3.4 billion settlement 
to have the frames of certain Toyota Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra vehicles 
inspected for excessive rust corrosion. Corroded frames are dangerous 
and must be replaced, so we urge 
all class members to have their 
vehicles inspected. When excessive
rust corrosion is found, Toyota will 
replace the frame. The vehicles 
covered are 2005-2010 Tacomas, 
2007-2008 Tundras and 2005-2008 Sequoias. Inspections and frame replacements are at no charge to 
vehicle owners and lessees.

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Align Probiotic Class Certified

If you purchased the probiotic
supplement called Align, a class
action lawsuit alleges it does not work.
You should know about the certified
class action and upcoming trial, what
you need to do and the deadlines to act.

To find out, click here

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Active Advantage
Settlement Reached

A settlement has been reached
regarding Active Advantage
membership fees. Class members
can receive full refunds of the
membership fees and, funds
permitting, up to three times more.

To find out more, click here

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HAMP Class Certified

If you are a California residential
mortgage borrower who entered into
a HAMP Trial Period Plan (TPP) with
Wells Fargo or America’s Servicing Co.,
you should know about the certified
class action, what you need to do
and the deadlines to act.

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Thomas J. O’Reardon II (cont.)

Email: toreardon@bholaw.com
Phone: 619.338.1100
Fax: 619.338.1101
VCard

Some of the actions on which Mr. O’Reardon has worked include: In re Skechers Toning Shoes Prods. Liab. Litig. (W.D. Ky.) (nationwide settlement of $45 million involving false advertising of Skechers’ Shape-ups toning shoes products); In re Reebok Easytone Litigation (D. Mass.) (nationwide settlement of $25 million involving false advertising of Reebok toning footwear and apparel products); Dolfo v. Bank of America (S.D. Cal.) (certified class action involving mortgage modification banking practices, pending final settlement approval); Johnson v. General Mills, Inc. (C.D. Cal.) (certified class action involving false advertising of General Mills’ YoPlus yogurt, which resulted in a nationwide settlement of $8.5 million); Fitzpatrick v. General Mills, Inc. (S.D. Fla.) (certified class action reviewed and approved by the Eleventh Circuit); Johns v. Bayer Corp. (S.D. Cal.) (certified class action involving false advertising of Bayer’s One-A-Day multivitamins); Godec v. Bayer Corp. (N.D. Ohio) (certified class action involving false advertising of Bayer’s One-A-Day multivitamins, which settled on a class wide basis); Corvello v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA (N.D. Cal.) (action involving mortgage modification practices where order granting motion to dismiss was reversed by the Ninth Circuit); Rosales v. FitFlop (S.D. Cal.) (nationwide settlement of $5.3 million involving false advertising of toning footwear, pending final settlement approval); Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) (nationwide settlement valued in excess of $180 million involving monopoly price increases arising out of the merger between Sirius and XM); In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.) (settlement of more than $300 million); In re Mattel, Inc. Toy Lead Paint Prods. Liab. Litig. (C.D. Cal.) (nationwide settlement valued at over $50 million); Gemelas v. The Dannon Co., Inc. (N.D. Ohio) (nationwide settlement in excess of $45 million involving false advertising of Dannon’s Activia and DanActive yogurt products); In re Enfamil LIPIL Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig. (S.D. Fla.) (nationwide settlement in excess of $8 million involving false advertising of infant formula); Smith v. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. (S.D. Fla.) (nationwide settlement in excess of $7 million involving false advertising of Wrigley Eclipse chewing gum and mints); Duffer v. Chattem, Inc. (S.D. Cal.) (nationwide settlement of up to $1.8 million involving false advertising of ACT Total Care mouthwash); In re Enron Corp. Sec. Litig. (S.D. Tex.) (settlements of $7.3 billion); AOL Time Warner Cases (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County) (settlements of approximately $630 million); Morris v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) (nationwide settlement on behalf of purchasers of asbestos-laden children’s toys); In re Aqua Dots Prods. Liab. Litig. (N.D. Ill.) (multidistrict litigation on behalf of purchasers of more than 4 million toxic children’s toys); Berry v. Mega Brands, Inc. (D.N.J.) (litigation on behalf of purchasers of more than 10 million lethal children’s toys); In re: Toyota Motor Cases, JCCP No. 4621 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County) (litigation on behalf of consumers who purchased vehicles subject to “sudden unintended acceleration”); and In re Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (S.D. Cal.) (multidistrict litigation on behalf of purchasers of unsafe and ineffective weight-loss products).  With the exception of the Sirius XM Radio litigation, Mr. O’Reardon and/or his firm served as court-appointed Lead or Co-Lead Counsel in each of the above-mentioned class actions. In granting final settlement approval, which included appointing Mr. O’Reardon as Class Counsel, the Court’s order in the Johnson v. General Mills (C.D. Cal.) action states that Mr. O’Reardon is “vastly experienced” in consumer class action litigation.

Mr. O’Reardon is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and a founding member of the CAOC Young Lawyers Division. He has also been a member of, and contributing author for, The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Mr. O’Reardon has been an invited speaker for the University of San Diego School of Law, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego on topics which include complex litigation, electronic discovery, and the class action settlement process.