Edelson McGuire, LLC
We are a nationally recognized leader in plaintiffs' class and mass action litigation. In addition to our cutting-edge cases, we work with a variety of governmental entities in helping shape federal and state legislation, and also represent them in actions they bring on behalf of consumers.
We have prosecuted some of the largest and most cutting-edge consumer class actions in recent years, and have secured over $1 billion for our clients in settlements and verdicts. As a result, we have been recognized as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” and a “Plaintiff’s Class Action Powerhouse”. Commentators have singled out our willingness to tackle problems other firms shy away from and our creativity in finding winning strategies that were not readily apparent.
Settlements on behalf of consumers nationwide are collectively valued at over $1 billion, with more than $300 million attributable to privacy class actions alone.
Secured the largest privacy settlement in history: a $76 million settlement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which will result in as much as several thousand dollars in payments to certain class members. See Birchmeier, et al. v. Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc., et al., No. 12-cv-4069 (N.D. Ill.).
At the forefront of class action litigation in the aftermath of federal bailouts of the banks, winning the first federal appellate decision in the country recognizing the right of borrowers to enforce HAMP trial plans under state law, Wigod v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 673 F.3d 547, 586 (7th Cir. 2012), and securing settlements that restored billions of dollars in credit to borrowers. See, e.g., In re JP Morgan Chase Bank Home Equity Line of Credit Litig., No. 10-cv-3647 (N.D. Ill.) (restoring between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion in credit to the class); Hamilton v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 09-cv-04152-CW (N.D. Cal.) (restoring access to over $1 billion in credit); In re Citibank HELOC Reduction Litig., No. 09-cv-0350-MMC (N.D. Cal.) (restoring up to $653,920,000 worth of credit to affected borrowers).
Led class actions against the wireless industry—including cases against AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and others—that ultimately secured more than $100 million in relief for wireless subscribers after they were fraudulently charged for unauthorized mobile content products and services.
Lead counsel in settlement that secured $30 million in relief and resolved the “Thomas the Tank Engine” lead paint recall cases, see Barrett v. RC2 Corp., No. 07 CH 20924 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty., Ill.), as well as a $32 million settlement involving the largest pet food recall in the history of the United States and Canada, see In re Pet Food Prod. Liability Litig., No. 07-2867 (D.N.J.).