Class Action and Consumer Litigation

Siprut PC is an established leader in the class action arena. The firm has been recognized for its “high-stakes, high-profile cases against large defendants.” Siprut PC was named to the National Law Journal “Hot List” of Plaintiffs’ law firms in 2016, one of only 12 law firms in the United States to receive this distinction. As federal courts have further recognized in appointing the firm and its attorneys as lead counsel in some of the most prominent class cases in the country, Siprut PC has “substantial class action experience [and has served] as lead counsel” in myriad class litigation. In re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation, Case No. MDL 13-cv-9116 (N.D. IL).

The firm’s recent settlements and leadership appointments include the following:

  • Jones v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al. (Case No. 14-cv-06305-LDW-ARL, E.D.N.Y.):
  • Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to millions of contaminated baby wipes manufactured by Nutek and sold to consumers nationwide. Motion for preliminary approval of class-wide settlement granted.
  • Korolshteyn v. Costco Wholesale Corporation (Case No. 3:15-cv-00709, S.D. CA): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to Costco’s ginko biloba supplements.
  • Mullins v. Direct Digital LLC (Case No. 15-1776, N.D. IL): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to Direct Digital's Instaflex joint health supplements. $4.5 Million cash settlement granted preliminary approval.
  • Mednick v. Precor Inc. (Case No. 1:14-cv-03624, N.D. IL): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action against Precor relating to Precor treadmills purporting to measure heart rate.

  • Douglas v. Western Union Company (Case No. 14-cv-01741, N.D. IL): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Motion for preliminary approval of $8.5 Million cash settlement granted.
  • Chimeno-Buzzi v. Hollister Co. et al. (Case No. 14-cv-23120-MGC, S.D. FL.): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. $10 Million cash settlement granted final approval.
  • In re Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation (Case No. 11-cv-8176, N.D. IL): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to Southwest’s unilateral cancellation of drink vouchers paid for by business select travelers. Settlement valued at $29 Million granted final approval, and then affirmed by the Seventh Circuit on appeal.
  • In re Energizer Sunscreen Litigation, (Case No. 13-cv-00131, N.D. IL): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to defective sunscreen nozzles manufactured by Energizer. Settlement valued up to $200 Million granted final approval.
  • In re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation (Case No. MDL 13-cv-9116, N.D. IL): Appointed co-lead counsel in consolidated MDL litigation against the NCAA on behalf of current and former collegiate athletes related to concussions and head injuries. Landmark settlement of $75 million cash and injunctive relief granted preliminary approval.

  • Illinois Nut & Candy Home of Fantasia Confections, LLC v. Grubhub, Inc., et al. (Case No. 14-cv-00949, N.D. IL): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to unsolicited facsimile transmissions by Grubhub, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Settlement of $2 million granted final approval.
  • Padilla v. DISH Network LLC (Case No. 12-cv-07350, N.D. IL): Appointed lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to statutory violations of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 (“SHVERA”). Landmark settlement providing class-wide injunctive relief – the first class settlement under SHVERA ever – granted final approval.
  • Knoch v. Intuit., Inc. (Case No. 15-cv-03650, N.D. Cal.): Appointed to Executive Committee of consolidated data breach class litigation against Intuit.
  • Lewert v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (Case No. 14-cv-04787, N.D. IL): Appointed co-lead counsel in nationwide class action relating to a security breach exposing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide.

In our consumer class action cases, we do not charge attorneys' fees to any class member. If we obtain a recovery on behalf of the class, we will petition the court for an award of fees and reimbursement of expenses, which will be paid directly (and separately) by the defendant, or will come out of the recovery obtained for the class.