Top 20 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020

Top 20 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 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 20 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Class Action Settlements in California in 2020.

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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
11
Amount: $5,100,000.00
Attorneys: Shadie L. Berenji and Brittanee A. Marksbury of Berenji Law Firm, APC
Case: Sevilla v. Aaron's Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
12 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey K. Compton, Daria Dub Carlson of Markun Zusman Freniere & Compton LLP; Jonathan Weiss of Law Office of Jonathan Weiss
Case: Citywide Consultants & Food Management LLC v. Gruma Co.
Type: Antitrust Violation, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Price Fixing
12 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: David Yeremian, Jason Rothman of David Yeremian & Associates Inc.; Dennis F. Moss, Ari Moss, Jeremy F. Bollinger of Moss Bollinger LLP
Case: Rodriguez v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
13
Amount: $3,182,979.00
Attorneys: Daniel Srourian of Srourian Law Firm P.C.; Ashkan Shakouri of Shakouri Law Firm
Case: Mclemore v. Nautilus Hyosung America Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
14
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Scott M. Lidman, Elizabeth Nguyen of Lidman Law, APC; Paul K. Haines of Haines Law Group, APC
Case: Johnson v. DCH Simi Valley Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
15
Amount: $2,713,500.00
Attorneys: Kevin T. Barnes, Gregg Lander of Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes; Sahag Majarian II of Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case: Segura v. San Jose LLC
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
16 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Raul Perez, Bevin Allen Pike, Orlando Villalba, Joseph Hakakian of Capstone Law APC
Case: Morales v. Paschen Management Co.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
16 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Ronald A. Marron, Michael T. Houchin of Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron
Case: Graves v. United Industries Corp.
Type: Class Action, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Unfair Competition, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort
16 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Edwin Aiwazian of Lawyers for Justice PC; Heather Davis, Amir Nayebdadash of Protection Law Group LLP
Case: Quijas v. Pet Food Express
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
17 (tie)
Amount: $2,100,000.00
Attorneys: Yolanda Huang of Law Offices of Yolanda Huang
Case: Taylor v. San Francisco County Jail
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Prison Negligence, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17 (tie)
Amount: $2,100,000.00
Attorneys: Raul Perez, Robert J. Drexler Jr., Molly A. DeSario, Jonathan Lee of Capstone Law APC; Matthew Righetti, John Glugoski, Michael Righetti of Righetti Glugoski P.C.; Craig J. Ackermann, Sam Vahedi of Ackermann & Tilajef P.C.; Jonathan Melmed of Melmed Law Group P.C.
Case: Scoggins v. Crossmark Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
18 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Bryan J. Schwartz, Ryan T. Chin of Bryan Schwartz Law; Dustin L. Collier, V. Joshua Socks of Collier Law Firm LLP
Case: Policarpio v. Quality Medical Imaging of California Inc.
Type: Class Action, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
18 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey N. Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center; Jeffrey P. Spencer of The Spencer Law Firm
Case: Gilbert v. MoneyMutual LLC
Type: Class Action, False Advertising, Racketeering, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Unlicensed Activity
18 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Graham S.P. Hollis, Vilmarie Cordero, David Lin, Laura M. Supanich of GrahamHollis APC
Case: De Orozco v. Flagship Facility Services Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
19
Amount: $1,900,000.00
Attorneys: Douglas Han, Shunt Tatavos-Gharajeh, Daniel J. Park of Justice Law Corporation
Case: Morel v. Aseptic Solutions USA Ventures LLC
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
20
Amount: $1,850,000.00
Attorneys: Jack Fitzgerald, Trevor M. Flynn, Melanie Persinger of The Law Office of Jack Fitzgerald PC; Paul K. Joseph of The Law Office of Paul K. Joseph PC
Case: Hunter v. Nature’s Way Products LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Class Action, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Unfair Competition, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort, Breach of Warranty of Merchantability

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