Court Denies Motion to Dismiss In Safeway ERISA Litigation

On March 13, 2017, the Honorable Judge Jon S. Tigar, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denied the motion to dismiss of Safeway Inc. (“Safeway”) and certain fiduciaries of Safeway’s 401k Plan (“Defendants”) in a lawsuit brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Maria Karla Terraza (“Plaintiff”), brings […]


SFMS Files Class Action Against United Healthcare Services For Failure To Provide Lactation Consulting Services

On March 10, 2017, Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP and its co-counsel filed their consolidated amended complaint (“Complaint”) seeking class action status against United Healthcare Services (“Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Condry, et al. v. UnitedHealth Group Inc., et. al, Case No. 3:17-cv-00183-VC) on behalf of […]


SFMS Secures Positive Jury Verdict In CGC Holdings

On May 15, 2017, the jury reached a verdict in CGC Holding Company, LLC, et al. v. Hutchens, et al., 11-cv-1012-RBJ-KLM (D. Colo.), finding that the defendants violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants implemented a loan fraud scheme that was designed to extract monies from the Plaintiffs, who […]


Ninth Circuit Affirms Judgment Of Nearly $42 Million Against Safeway

Although Judge Jon S. Tigar of the Northern District of California approved a judgment in favor of the certified class in Rodman v. Safeway Inc., Case No. 3:11-cv-03003-JST (N.D. Cal.) and awarded damages of $30,979,262, along with prejudgment interest of $10,905,505, for a total of $41,884,767, Safeway appealed its case to the Ninth Circuit Court […]


Courts Granted Final Approval Of Settlements In ADES Securities Class Action

On February 10, 2017, Judge Christine M. Arguello of the District of Colorado granted final approval of the settlement reached in United Food and Commercial Workers Union, et al. v. Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc., et al., 1:14-cv-01243-CMT-KMT (D. Colo.) (consolidated with 1:14-cv-01402.) In granting this approval, Judge Arguello held that the $3.95 million settlement fund […]


Court Grants Final Approval in Ford Sparkplug Litigation

On January 26, 2016, the Honorable Judge Benita Y. Pearson, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, granted final approval of a settlement reached in the multi-district litigation, captioned, In re: Ford Motor Co. Spark Plug and 3-Valve Engine Products Liability Litigation, case number 1:12-md-02316. As part of the settlement, Ford […]

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