Albert v. Global Tel*Link Corp.
On September 30, 2021, the Honorable Lydia Kay Griggsby of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland denied in part and granted in part Defendants’ motion to dismiss this class action alleging price-fixing and kickback scheme to inflate the prices of single call collect calls placed by inmates from correctional facilities located within the United States, among defendants Global Tel* Link Corp. (“GTL”), Securus Technologies, LLC (“Securus”) and 3Cinteractive Corp. (“3Ci”) in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”).
Ariza v. Luxottica Retail North America (LensCrafters)
Ariza v. Luxottica Retail North America (LensCrafters) (E.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein, as lead counsel, represented a putative class of purchasers of LensCrafters’ Accufit Digital Measurement System (Accufit) services, who alleged that LensCrafters used false, misleading advertising and deceptive sales practices about Accufit being “five times more accurate” in measuring pupillary distance than traditional methods, to induce customers to purchase LensCrafter’s higher-priced prescription lens products.
Baus, et al. v. Ford Motor Company
Baus, et al. v. Ford Motor Company (E.D. Mich.): Cohen Milstein represents plaintiffs who purchased or leased vehicles manufactured by Ford Motor Company in a consolidated breach of warranty and deceptive and fraudulent business practices class action against Ford Motor Company. Plaintiffs bring their claims under the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act and the consumer fraud statutes of their respective states, related to Ford’s manufacture and sale of defective Ford F-150 pickup trucks, Model Years 2018-2020 equipped with 5.0L engines.
Brooks, et al. v. Thomson Reuters
Brooks, et al. v. Thomson Reuters (N.D. Cal.): Cohen Milstein is representing a class of putative plaintiffs who claim that Thomson Reuters’s CLEAR platform not only surreptitiously collects vast quantities of Californians’ personal data but then sells this information to third parties, including commercial and government entities.
DZ Reserve et al. v. Facebook
DZ Reserve, et al. v. Facebook (N.D. Cal.): Cohen Milstein represents advertisers who claim that Facebook’s Potential Reach metric is false and misleading due to systemic inflation of the Potential Reach. The court granted class certification on March 29, 2022.
Edwards, et al. v. CSX Transportation, et al.
On March 2, 2021, Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the United State District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Southern Division appointed Cohen Milstein’s Theodore J. Leopold as Interim Co-Lead Counsel in this putative class action against CSX Corporation. In addition, Cohen Milstein’s Leslie M. Kroeger was appointed to the Interim Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. […]
General Motors Litigation
General Motors Litigation (E.D. Mich.): Cohen Milstein, as court-appointed Lead Counsel and Plaintiff Steering Committee Chair, represents a certified class of consumers in more than 25 states who purchased or leased new and used vehicles manufactured by GM in a consolidated breach of warranty and deceptive and fraudulent business practices class action against GM. Plaintiffs bring their claims under state consumer protection statutes and express and implied warranty law of their respective states, related to GM’s manufacture and sale of defective eight-speed automatic transmissions (GM 8L90 or the 8L45), manufactured by between 2015 and 2019.
In re Blackbaud, Inc., Customer Data Breach Litigation
In re Blackbaud, Inc., Customer Data Breach Litigation (D.S.C.): On February 16, 2021, Cohen Milstein was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in this data breach class action in which Plaintiffs claim that Blackbaud failed to take reasonable steps to prevent a data beach, starting in February 2020, and failed to promptly or accurately provide notice of the data breach to those affected.
In re Marriott International Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation
In re Marriott International Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (D. Md.): Cohen Milstein serves as Co-Lead Counsel to oversee a putative nationwide class action related to the data breach of personal information of nearly 400 million customers of Starwood-branded hotels, subsequently acquired by Marriott in 2016, making it one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history.