Robbins Geller serves as co-lead counsel in a multidistrict litigation class action concerning a massive data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a now-bankrupt third-party collections vendor for the nation’s largest laboratory companies, including Quest and LabCorp. Plaintiffs allege that the laboratory companies failed to appropriately monitor and oversee AMCA’s compliance with data security obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, among other laws, therefore violating their own obligations under those laws. The laboratory companies’ oversight failures resulted in a breach of the personal information, including protected health information, of tens of millions of individuals across the nation and the posting of that information for purchase on the “dark web.”
Robbins Geller serves as co-lead counsel in a class action alleging that Solara Medical Supplies, LLC (Solara), a diabetes supply company, breached its obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, and its own contractual promises, by failing to maintain adequate data security to protect the personal information, including protected health information, of over 100,000 customers, resulting in a massive data breach by criminal hackers.
Robbins Geller serves as co-lead counsel in two class actions alleging that Genworth Life Insurance Company (Genworth) fraudulently induced its long-term care (LTC) insurance policyholders to renew their LTC policies without disclosing Genworth’s plans for substantial future rate increases and Genworth’s need for those rate increases in order to remain solvent. Robbins Geller and its co-counsel successfully settled the first class action on behalf of Genworth’s PCS III policyholders for hundreds of millions of dollars in cash damages, additional paid-up benefits, and the ability to make a new decision regarding their policies with the benefit additional disclosures. The class action on behalf of Genworth PCS I and II policyholders remains pending.
Robbins Geller, along with co-counsel, represent over 200 newspapers and publishers in several direct antitrust actions alleging that Google has conspired with Facebook to illegally monopolize the digital advertising market, including by, among other things, manipulating online auctions for advertising, retaining massive amounts of advertising revenue and siphoning off the most lucrative advertising for itself, and using publisher content without permission. Plaintiffs allege that Google and Facebook’s violations of the antitrust laws has resulted in substantial damages to America’s newspaper industry, created “news deserts” throughout the United States where no local newspaper exists to report on local news or keep local politicians in check, and has had a profoundly negative effect upon our country’s free and diverse press.
Robbins Geller, along with co-counsel, represent consumers in a massive privacy class action against Amazon, alleging that Amazon has violated various states’ illegal wiretapping statutes by surreptitiously monitoring, recording, storing, or intercepting both registered and unregistered users’ communications on Amazon’s Alexa and Echo devices. Plaintiffs seek billions of dollars in statutory damages from Amazon.
The case alleges that defendants Juul, Altria, and certain individual defendants created a public nuisance by engaging in illegal marketing practices targeting underage consumers. Robbins Geller is representing numerous cities and counties and has been appointed to the MDL Steering Committee.
Robbins Geller serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee to spearhead more than 2,900 federal lawsuits brought on behalf of governmental entities and other plaintiffs in the sprawling litigation concerning the nationwide prescription opioid epidemic. In reporting on the selection of the lawyers to lead the case, The National Law Journal reported that “[t]he team reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ in mass torts.”
Robbins Geller serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee to advance judicial interests of efficiency and protect the interests of the proposed class in the Apple Inc. litigation. The case alleges Apple Inc. misrepresented its iPhone devices and the nature of updates to its mobile operating system (iOS), which allegedly included code that significantly reduced the performance of older-model iPhones and forced users to incur expenses replacing these devices or their batteries.
Robbins Geller serves as co-lead counsel in a case against Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer for engaging in crippling anti-competitive behavior that allowed the price of their ubiquitous and life-saving EpiPen auto-injector devices to rise over 600%, bilking American children and adults for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Robbins Geller serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee to evaluate all economic loss, medical monitoring, and injury/wrongful death cases in the MDL, as well as to ensure that all group members’ interests and positions are represented in decision making. The nationwide case alleges that the heartburn medication Zantac, and specifically its active ingredient ranitidine, breaks down to form a carcinogen known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
After one year of investigation, Robbins Geller and its co-counsel filed four class-action lawsuits alleging that the three largest canned tuna companies in America, as well as Nestle Purina, falsely represented their tuna products as “Dolphin Safe” and from sustainably sourced tuna when, in fact, each of the companies utilize more cost-effective fishing techniques that indiscriminately kill or harm dolphins. The defendants are the owners of the Starkist® , Bumble Bee® , and Chicken of the Sea® brands of canned tuna, and Nestle Purina owns the Fancy Feast® brand of cat food. Each defendant is alleged to have violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) and state consumer protection statutes, as well as been unjustly enriched by their practices. For more information, click here.
Robbins Geller serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Intel, a massive multidistrict litigation pending in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Intel concerns serious security vulnerabilities – known as “Spectre” and “Meltdown” – that infect nearly all of Intel’s x86 processors manufactured and sold since 1995, the patching of which results in processing speed degradation of the impacted computer, server or mobile device.