This firm represents consumer class actions in state and federal court. We recently certified one of the largest classes in history, with over 20 million claimants.
Our reputation for resolve and perseverance has earned us the ability to achieve beneficial settlements, regardless of the transgressor’s size or strength. For example, we are currently litigating multiple commercial class action cases that aim to preserve the right to keep personal financial information private, and out of the hands of mass marketers.
In addition to the historic, nationwide class certified in Lamb v. Wells Fargo, we are likewise litigating a suit against GE Capital, and we assembled millions of claims against Citibank, which is one of the largest classes ever to be certified in California. We are also cooperating with Milberg Weiss on similar actions against Bank of America and Capital One.
Plaintiffs in these lawsuits allege that financial institutions disclosed their confidential information to third party marketers, including account balances and purchasing data. These alleged disclosures violate the right to privacy granted by the California Constitution and other laws.
Here are a couple of instances where Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi was able to make a sizable impact to benefit consumer rights via class action lawsuits:
Secondhand Smoke: For over five years we led a campaign to eliminate secondhand smoke exposure. In California’s 1998 prohibition of smoking in the workplace, hotels received a specific exemption. We are engaged in a heated, four-year battle against over 60 entities represented by more than 40 firms, including many of the largest in California, in prosecution of alleged Proposition 65 violations of major hotel chains and independent hotel owners for allegedly exposing their employees and the public to excessive amounts of secondhand tobacco smoke without providing adequate warnings. According to the Surgeon General, secondhand smoke causes about 3,000 lung cancer deaths annually, and an estimated 62,000 deaths from coronary heart disease annually in the United States. By offering to forego any financial settlement, including a claim for attorneys’ fees, we encouraged over 100 hotels to become completely smoke-free establishments. Our efforts also resulted in a reduction of the number of smoking rooms in hundreds of hotels.
Shampoo: On behalf of the citizens of California, we sued Johnson & Johnson for allegedly using formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, as an ingredient in shampoo. Through litigation, we are encouraging them to reformulate their shampoos to eliminate formaldehyde and all known toxins.
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