Settlements & Updates

Blood Hurst & O’Reardon have achieved record settlements. Collectively, these settlements have provided millions of consumers with recoveries totaling billions of dollars. Some examples include:

Disability Discrimination at GEO – Western Region Detention Facility

Blood Hurst & O’Reardon represent physically disabled detainees in a class action lawsuit alleging The GEO Group, Inc. and SDCC Middle Block, LLC, violated disability discrimination laws at the Western Region Detention Facility, located in downtown San Diego. GEO is the operator of the Facility, and SDCC Middle Block owns the Facility. The complaint alleges GEO does not provide housing that is accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

On July 24, 2020, the Court certified a class of: “All disabled persons and persons with medical conditions that require the use of ambulatory aids and who are or were housed at the Western Region Detention Facility since January 4, 2017.” Trial was continued but may be reset very soon.

The case is Stout, et al. v. The GEO Group, Inc., et al., No. 37-2019 -00000650-CU-CR-CTL, pending in San Diego Superior Court.

$50 Million
Schiff Move Free Advanced Settlement

A nationwide settlement involving false advertising of Schiff Move Free Advanced glucosamine supplements has been preliminarily approved. Under the $50 million settlement, eligible consumers may receive full cash refunds of $22 per purchase.

To learn more and to make a claim, click here

The deadline to submit a claim is November 8, 2021.

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Company

A settlement involving garbage and recycling collection services provided by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) has been preliminarily approved. Class members do not need to take any action to benefit from the settlement. If the settlement is approved by the Court, TTSD must undertake certain actions to improve its garbage and recycling collection services. Under the settlement, Class members are not entitled to receive any cash payments and do not release any rights to sue TTSD for money or damages.

To learn more about the settlement, including the actions TTSD must undertake to improve its garbage and recycling collection services please view the Settlement Agreement available here. More information about the settlement, including details about your rights, including deadlines to object to the settlement or ask to speak at the final approval Fairness Hearing, is also available in the detailed Class Notice available here. The Class Action Complaint is available here. The Court will hold the final approval Fairness Hearing on May 12, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. You may attend or ask to speak at the hearing, but you do not need to attend the hearing. Updates regarding the proposed settlement will be posted on this website.

Ginkgold Ginkgo Biloba Settlement
A nationwide settlement concerning false advertising of the ginkgo biloba extract Ginkgold has been preliminarily approved. Under the settlement, qualifying consumers may receive cash refunds of $18 or $33 per purchase of Ginkgold.

Nissan Altima
A settlement with Nissan concerning 2013-2016 Altimas has been preliminarily approved. If approved, the powertrain coverage is extended for transmission repairs by 24 months or 24,000 miles, allowing class members to obtain repairs for 84 months or 84,000 miles. Class members also will receive reimbursements for prior qualified transmission repairs. The final approval hearing will be held on March 6, 2020.

$3.4 Billion
Toyota Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra
The lawsuit alleges that frames of certain Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra vehicles are prone to excessive rust corrosion. The settlement, approved in 2017, provides unlimited vehicle inspections for more than 1.5 million vehicle owners and complete frame replacements, included associated parts, when rust is found.

$45.6 Million
P&G “Align” Probiotic Supplement
A settlement with P&G, the makers of Align probiotics, has been approved by the trial court. The settlement provides cash refunds to consumers, creates grants and product donations towards research and education for improving digestive health, and corrects P&G advertising claims.

$48 Million
Suunto Dive Computers
The lawsuit alleged certain Suunto dive computers suffered from a safety defect that reported incorrect depth information during dives. The settlement provides a ten-year extended warranty that provides unlimited inspections of the depth pressure sensor and, when a defect is found, free repair or replacement of the dive computer.

Joint Juice Class Certified
Blood Hurst & O’Reardon is continuing to pursue claims against Premier Nutrition involving the false advertising of Joint Juice as providing joint health benefits. California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania classes have been certified.

Schiff Move Free Advanced Class Certified
Class certification was granted for all purchasers in California and New York of Move Free Advanced products related to the false advertising of Move Free as providing joint health benefits.

$45 Million
Skechers’ Shape-Ups Settlement

A nationwide settlement was reached with Skechers over the false advertising of their Shape-Ups toning shoes.