At Blood Hurst & O’Reardon, our team of experienced class action attorneys have achieved record settlements, providing millions of consumers with recoveries worth billions of dollars. Below are some noteworthy examples of our legal victories include:
Disability Discrimination Case 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 fails to provide accessible housing for individuals 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.” A settlement has been reached. For more information on the settlement, please go to https://bholaw.com/geo/
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.
Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Company
A settlement involving garbage and recycling collection services provided by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) has been granted final approval by the Court. Class members do not need to take any action to benefit from the settlement. Under the settlement, 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 is also available in the detailed Class Notice available here. The Class Action Complaint is available here. The Court’s order granting preliminary approval is available here. On July 21, 2023, the Court held the final approval Fairness Hearing. On July 24, 2023, the Court entered a Final Approval Order and Judgment, which is available here.
Schiff Move Free Advanced Settlement: $50 Million
BHO successfully litigated a nationwide class action concerning the deceptive advertising of Schiff Move Free Advanced glucosamine supplements. Under the record all-cash $50 million nationwide settlement, eligible consumers received full cash refunds.
Ginkgold Ginkgo Biloba Settlement
As appointed Class Counsel, we won at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and achieved a nationwide settlement concerning false advertising of the ginkgo biloba extract Ginkgold. Under the settlement, qualifying consumers received cash refunds.
Nissan Altima Settlement
BHO is Court-appointed Class Counsel in a settlement with Nissan concerning 2013-2016 Altimas. Under the Settlement approved in 2020, 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 received reimbursements for prior qualified transmission repairs.
Toyota Vehicle Case: $3.4 Billion
We were Class Counsel in a lawsuit concerning the rust-prone frames of certain Toyota Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra vehicles. We achieved a nationwide settlement that provides unlimited vehicle inspections for more than 1.5 million vehicle owners and complete frame replacements, included associated parts, when rust is found.
P&G “Align” Probiotic Supplement Settlement: $45.6 Million
In our case against P&G, the makers of Align probiotics, we obtained a settlement that provides cash refunds to consumers, creates grants and product donations towards research and education for improving digestive health, and corrects P&G’s advertising claims.
Suunto Dive Computers Case: $48 Million
In a lawsuit against Suunto, we achieved a nationwide settlement regarding certain Suunto dive computers alleged to suffer 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, for free repair or replacement when a defect is found.
Joint Juice Class Certified and Successful Jury Trial
Since 2013, we have pursued claims against Premier Nutrition for misleading advertising of its Joint Juice glucosamine and chondroitin product. Our efforts have led to successful certification of classes of consumers from California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania.
Following trial, on June 7, 2022, a federal court jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff and the New York Class. The jury determined that Premier Nutrition was guilty of violating New York’s false advertising and unfair competition laws, that Joint Juice is valueless, and that New York consumers are entitled to full refunds for every unit they purchased. The Court increased the amount to $50 per unit sold of Joint Juice during the Class Period plus interest. Premier Nutrition has appealed the jury verdict and Court award.
Trial of the consumer fraud and false advertising claims alleged by the California Class is scheduled for September 2023.
Skechers’ Shape-Ups Settlement
We achieved a nationwide settlement over the false advertising of Skechers’ Shape-Ups toning shoes.
At Blood Hurst & O’Reardon, our mission to defend consumer rights remains as strong as ever. Check back for updates regarding our ongoing cases and victories.