Class Actions

We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of class action cases. Our experience includes:

  • Jung v. Association of American College of Medicine, 300 F.Supp.2d 119 (D.C. Cir. 2004).
    We represented a nationwide class of medical residents who have sued their employers for setting salaries at below market wages. The district court agreed that the National Residency Match Program, which assigns residents to a specific hospital, violated the Sherman Act. Congress then amended the antitrust laws and sanctioned the Match Program. The district court did not allow plaintiffs to amend the complaint to press price fixing claims. The case is pending on appeal before the D.C. Circuit. We also represent the class of plaintiffs in a similar case alleging violations of both federal and state law in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Bolin v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 231 F.3d 970 (5th Cir. 2000).
    We represented a group of plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Sears, challenging Sears’ bankruptcy collection procedures as contrary to numerous federal laws. After a remand from the Fifth Circuit, the case settled.
  • Shank v. Health Care Service Corporation, No. 16-2992 (N.D. Ill. 2016).
    We represented a class of individuals afflicted with Hepatitis C whose healthcare insurer denied them access to a miracle cure for their disease. We obtained a settlement seeking to facilitate the ability of every member of the class to access this cure.
  • In re U.S. Office of Personnel Management Data Security Breach Litigation, Nos. 17-5217, 17-5232 (D.C. Cir.).
    We represent the victims of the 2013 and 2014 breaches of OPM’s data network, a catastrophic network security failure that exposed the private information of more than 21 million federal workers. We brought suit against the Government and its contractor on behalf of a putative class of injured federal workers, alleging claims under the Privacy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, state consumer protection laws, and theories of negligence, breach of contract, and invasion of privacy. The district court dismissed the suit for lack of standing and failure to state a claim. We have appealed that ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and presented argument on behalf of the plaintiffs in a number of consolidated cases in that Court.
  • St. Luke’s Health Network, Inc. v. Lancaster General Hospital, No. 18-2157 (E.D. Pa.).
    We represent a class of hospitals seeking to recover millions of dollars of payments from a state fund established to reimburse hospitals for a portion of the costs incurred to provide charity care to Pennsylvania’s sickest uninsured patients. We allege that the class members were improperly underpaid because other hospitals inflated their qualifying expenses to recover a larger portion of the finite pot of money available to cover charity care. This case is pending in district court.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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