Our Results

Gibbs Law Group attorneys have achieved some of the largest settlements of their kind against the world’s largest corporations. Below are some highlights:

Consumer Fraud

Hyundai and KiaCourt-appointed liaison counsel for plaintiffs in well over 20 cases; negotiations led to settlement valued at $360 million.
Kia & HyundaiUp to $125 million settlement for drivers who alleged their vehicles did not provide the promised horsepower
Providian$105 million settlement for allegedly fraudulent business practices
JP Morgan Chase$100 million settlement for undesired loan modifications
MCI$90 million settlement, one of largest-ever in telecom class actions
Mercedes-BenzNationwide class certified followed by settlement that provided class members with up to $650 each in cash and other benefits
LookSmart$20 million settlement value for class members alleging deceptive practices in web site listing directory
IntelNationwide class certification followed by settlement at jury selection; cash and other benefits to Pentium 4 purchasers

Defective Products

Takeda Pharmaceutical$2.37 billion settlement after Gibbs Law Group lawyers served on plaintiffs’ steering committee in case involving Actos drug
Bayer$1.6 billion in settlements to date after Gibbs Law Group lawyers served on steering committee in case involving Yaz birth control
Boehringer Ingelheim$650 million in settlements after Gibbs Law Group lawyers served on steering committee in case involving Pradaxa blood thinner
MedtronicGirard Gibbs served on the discovery and law committees, helping to generate a settlement worth $75 million
HyundaiNationwide class certified, followed by settlement with average cash payment of approx. $1,100 to participating class members
General MotorsOne of the largest automotive settlements of all time provided cash reimbursements of up to $800 each for drivers across the country
HondaSettlement worth approximately $25 million reached in case involving allegations of premature brake pad wear
Sulzer Orthopedics$18 million in settlements following litigation over allegedly defective hip and knee implants
Apple$15 million in benefits for iPod owners who suffered battery failure
Razor Electric ScootersSettlement provided cash, free repairs, and scooter replacements
WhirlpoolSettlement provided free upgrades & repair reimbursements

Other Financial Litigation Recoveries

Visa & MastercardOver $300 million delivered to card-members in cases brought by Gibbs Law Group attorney and others regarding conversion fees
In re Natural Gas Antitrust CasesLitigation against numerous natural gas companies for manipulating the California natural gas market; settlements of nearly $160 million
U.S. Bank N.A. & JPMorgan ChaseRepresenting investors following collapse of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc; helped deliver settlements worth more than $75 million
Aon CorporationSecurities fraud class action resulted in a $30 million settlement for the plaintiff class.
Pacific Bell$27 million judgment following jury trial and two appeals; featured in National Law Journal’s “Top 100 Verdicts of 2009”

Privacy and Data Breach

Adobe SystemsLandmark Article III standing ruling followed by settlement requiring Adobe to provide a variety of enhanced security relief
Health Net & IBMReimbursements of up to $50,000 each for class members affected by identify theft, plus other benefits including free credit monitoring
University of California, San FranciscoSettlement required UCSF to change its privacy practices to add protections for patients’ medical information

Employment Law

Acosta$9.9 million settlement for unpaid overtime and business expenses
SpansionSettlement worth $8.5 million for former Spansion employees
MascoSettlement provided backpay for misclassified workers
FleetwoodClass action settlement provided backpay for mass layoffs and alleged WARN Act violations
Cosmo MerchandiserSettlement compensated workers for mass layoffs and alleged WARN Act violations
First FranklinSettlement provided employees with backpay for overtime

Government Reform

Government of GuamPlaintiffs won summary judgment and an injunction reforming the government’s practice of delaying tax refunds for years on end