Our Results

Our Results

The attorneys with Girard Gibbs LLP have achieved some of the largest settlements of their kind against the world’s largest corporations. Below are some highlights:

Securities and Financial Recoveries

Digex Settlement included $450 million in non-cash benefits and a fund comprised of $180 million in combined stocks and cash
Securities America Coordinated settlement negotiations with bankruptcy trustees and plaintiff groups, resulted in global $150 million settlement
Lehman Brothers $120 million settlement awarded to purchasers of principal protection notes and other Lehman-issued structured products
Prison Realty Over $120 million in cash & stock to Prison Realty investors
American Express $100 million cash settlement to clients of American Express Financial Advisors
i2 Technologies $88 million cash settlement obtained from defendant company, its officers, and its former auditor
Provident Royalties $80 million settlement awarded to purchasers of investments in Medical Capital and Provident Royalties
Peregrine Financial Group Settlements with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and U.S. Bank N.A., worth over $75 million
Qwest Communications $45 million settlement awarded to California school teachers
Sallie Mae $35 million fund established to compensate investors

Consumer Fraud

Hyundai and Kia Court-appointed liaison counsel for plaintiffs in well over 20 cases; negotiations led to settlement valued at $360 million.
Kia & Hyundai Up 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 after unexpected loan modifications
MCI $90 million settlement, one of largest-ever in telecom class actions
Mercedes-Benz Nationwide class certified followed by settlement that provided class members with up to $650 each in cash and other benefits
American Fair Credit Association Settlement worth over $40 million in suit involving alleged illegal credit repair scheme
LookSmart $20 million settlement value for class members alleging deceptive practices in web site listing directory
AmeriGas & Blue Rhino Settlements valued at approximately $15 million for allegedly improper practices in the sale of propane gas
Intel Nationwide 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 Girard Gibbs lawyers served on plaintiffs’ steering committee in case involving Actos drug
Bayer $1.6 billion in settlements awarded to individual claimants injured by Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella birth control
Boehringer Ingelheim $650 million in settlements after Girard Gibbs lawyers served on steering committee in case involving Pradaxa blood thinner
Medtronic Girard Gibbs served on the discovery and law committees, helping to generate a settlement worth $75 million
Hyundai Nationwide class certified, followed by settlement with average cash payment of approx. $1,100 to participating class members
General Motors One of the then-largest automotive settlements of all time provided cash reimbursements of up to $800 each for drivers nationwide
Mitsubishi & Chrysler  $33 million settlement for alleged wheel rim problems
Honda $25 million approximate value settlement in case involving allegations of premature brake pad wear
Apple $15 million in benefits for iPod owners who suffered battery failure
Razor Electric Scooters Settlement provided cash, free repairs, and scooter replacements

Privacy and Data Breach

Adobe Systems Landmark Article III standing ruling followed by settlement requiring Adobe to provide a variety of enhanced security relief
Sony Settlement required Sony to reform its practices and provided class members with cash and other benefits
Health Net & IBM Reimbursements of up to $50,000 each for class members affected by identify theft, plus other benefits including free credit monitoring
University of California, San Francisco Settlement required UCSF to change its privacy practices to add protections for patients’ medical information.

Antitrust

TFT-LCD Girard Gibbs served as liaison counsel in litigation that delivered settlements of over $400 million
Natural Gas Settlements delivered nearly $160 million

Employment Law

Acosta $9.9 million settlement for unpaid overtime & business expenses
Spansion Settlement worth $8.5 million for former Spansion employees
Masco Settlement provided backpay for misclassified workers
Fleetwood Class action settlement provided backpay for mass layoffs and alleged WARN Act violations
Cosmo Merchandiser Settlement compensated workers for mass layoffs and alleged WARN Act violations
First Franklin Settlement provided employees with backpay for overtime

Government Reform

Government of Guam Plaintiffs won summary judgment and an injunction reforming the government’s practice of delaying tax refunds for years on end
San Francisco Unified School District Consent decree obtained terminating racial and ethnic quotas in public schools