Top 10 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020

Top 10 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 class action settlements obtained in California in the year 2020. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 20 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please submit it to us today.

1
Amount: $215,000,000.00
Attorneys: Steve W. Berman, Shelby R. Smith, Whitney Siehl, Christopher R. Pitoun of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP; Annika K. Martin, Evan J. Ballan, Jonathan D. Selbin of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP; Daniel C. Girard, Jordan Elias, Elizabeth A. Kramer of Girard Sharp LLP; Joseph G. Sauder, Matthew D. Schelkopf, Lori G. Kier of Sauder Schelkopf LLC
Case: In re: USC Student Health Center Litigation
Type: Class Action, Failure to Warn, Negligent Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Sexual Battery
2
Amount: $82,273,846.00
Attorneys: James M. Sitkin of Law Offices of James M. Sitkin; Joshua G. Konecky, Leslie Joyner of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP
Case: Helmick v. Air Methods Corp.
Type: Class Action, Retaliation, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
3
Amount: $22,500,000.00
Attorneys: David C. Parisi, Suzanne Havens Beckman of Parisi & Haven LLP; Grace E. Parasmo, Yitzchak H. Lieberman of Parasmo Lieberman Law
Case: King v. Bumble Trading Inc.
Type: Class Action, Deceptive Trade Practices, Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort
4
Amount: $17,375,000.00
Attorneys: Roger R. Carter of The Carter Law Firm; Marc H. Phelps of Phelps Law Group; Randall R. Renick, Cornelia Dai of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP; Jay Smith, Joshua F. Young of Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation
Case: Clack et al. v. Chevron USA Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
5
Amount: $12,500,000.00
Attorneys: Edward J. Wynne, George R. Nemiroff of Wynne Law Firm; James F. Clapp of Clapp & Lauinger LLP; David S. Markun of Markun Zusman Freniere & Compton LLP
Case: Lowe v. Lynch, et al.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
6
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Helen I. Zeldes, Ben Travis, Paul L. Hoffman, John C. Washington of Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes LLP
Case: Garvin v. San Diego Unified Port District
Type: Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Tax Assessment Appeals
7
Amount: $6,900,000.00
Attorneys: Roger R. Carter, Bianca A. Sofonio of The Carter Law Firm; Marc H. Phelps of The Phelps Law Group; Noam Glick of Glick Law Group; Larry W. Lee of Diversity Law Group PC
Case: Harchegani, et al. v. Cellco Partnership, Inc., et al.
Type: Class Action, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
8
Amount: $6,199,998.00
Attorneys: Ann M. Smith of Smith, Steiner, Vanderpool & Wax APC
Case: Mitchell v. City of San Diego
Type: Class Action, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
9
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Edwin Aiwazian, Arby Aiwazian, Jill J. Parker of Lawyers for Justice PC; Carolyn H. Cottrell, David C. Leimbach, Michelle S. Lim, Scott L. Gordon of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
Case: Jones v. CertifiedSafety Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
10
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Michael T. Risher, Abre’ L. Conner, Jamie L. Crook, William Freeman of ACLU Foundation of Northern California; Laura M. Goodall, Keith L. Slenkovich, Francine A. Bendat, Erin M. Ladd of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP; Elisa Della-Piana of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; Thomas Osha Neumann of East Bay Community Law Center
Case: Sanchez v. Caltrans
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Due Process Violation, Property Rights, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Trespass

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