Pursuing Justice For Consumers In Class Actions
Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, represents plaintiffs in a wide array of class action lawsuits nationwide. Our lawyers protect the rights of people who have been injured by the misconduct of third parties.
Generally, the losses to any one individual are insufficient to warrant the filing of a lawsuit; however, when the class action procedure is used, our lawyers are able to aggregate small damages on behalf of a single client with small damages on behalf of millions of clients across the U.S. This makes a lawsuit possible. We strive to obtain the maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries whether through settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial.
Experience With A Broad Spectrum Of Issues
All attorneys practicing in our firm’s class action group are admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Over the years, they have successfully represented countless individuals and corporations, obtaining compensation for injuries and losses as a result of:
- ERISA violations related to compensation plans, 401(k)s, pensions and other benefits
- Wage and hour violations involving unpaid overtime, employee misclassification and other issues
- Faulty medical devices such as hip implants, transvaginal mesh and IVC filters
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals such as Taxotere, Zoloft, Xarelto and other drugs
- Antitrust violations such as monopolization, information exchanges and price fixing
- Securities violations related to insider trading, churning and other unlawful tactics
- Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act involving spam phone calls, texts and faxes
- General contract or tort violations
Notable Class Action Case Results
Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, has successfully litigated numerous class action lawsuits across the U.S. These include but are not limited to:
- Ewing et al. v. Neuhoff, et al., (Frosty Morn, Inc. Litigation) (Law and Equity Court, Montgomery County) (Boles). Successful jury verdict in class action against directors of Frosty Morn, Inc., for unlawful activities in running the corporation, involving employee benefit plans. Employees received 100 percent of their losses.
- Lankford v. Dow Chemical et al. (No. 04-1517) (Davidson County Circuit, Tennessee) (Shipley). Firm represented a class of plaintiffs from 29 states and the District of Columbia, alleging that three companies — The Dow Chemical Company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and DuPont Dow Elastomers LLC — conspired to fix the price of the versatile synthetic rubber Neoprene, violating trade practices, consumer protection and antitrust statutes during a four-year period ending in 2003. Proceeds from final settlement were awarded as cy pres to Vanderbilt University Law School.
- Sherwood et al. v. Microsoft Corporation, Civ. No. 99-C-3562 (Davidson County Circuit Court) (Judge Kurtz). Lead counsel in a consumer class action against Microsoft Corporation alleging violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act and the Tennessee Trades Act. Settlement featured damages to the class and a sizable cy pres award to Tennessee schools.
- Columbia Health Care Corporation Billing Practice Litigation, Civ. No. 3-98-MDL-1227 (M.D. Tenn.) (Higgins). The firm served as liaison counsel in a multi-district litigation brought on behalf of all third-party payers against Columbia Health Care Corporation/HCA Healthcare Corporation alleging over-billing for services. Settlement was reached on a cash payment, modifications in billing documents and admission practices.
- High Pressure Laminates Anti-Trust Litigation, Civ. No. 00C-1989 (Davidson County Circuit)(Judge Shipley). Firm is serving as co-lead counsel in a consumer protection class action against manufacturers of high-pressure laminates (such as used for countertops). Parties have reached a partial settlement.