Chavez & Gertler in the Top 5 Class Action Lawsuit Settlements of 2014
Chavez & Gertler was involved in three of the biggest class action settlement payments awarded to consumers in 2014 announced by Top Class Actions.
$1.1 Billion LCD Panel Settlement
Payments from this historic settlement were mailed to Class Members in October. The settlement resolved multiple class action lawsuits filed in 2006 accusing 10 manufacturers of conspiring to fix and raise the prices of flat-panel monitors and televisions since 1999.
The settlement included consumers in 24 states who purchased electronics with LCD screens from 2007-2008. Some claimants reported receiving more than $500.
$53 Million Apple iPhone/iPod Warranty Settlement
Apple iPhone and iPod owners received checks in September between $122 and $250 from a 2013 settlement with Apple. Plaintiffs accused the company of refusing to honor warranties for devices based on assessments that they made contact with water. The lawsuit was filed after the manufacturer of the Liquid Contact Indicators used in these devices admitted that humidity could cause malfunction.
$18.6 Million Intellicorp Background Check Settlement
Job seekers who had their criminal background report submitted to a potential employer by Intellicorp Records Inc. or Insurance Information Exchange (IIX) were eligible to claim between $50 and $2,000 from a settlement over allegations the reports violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Payments varied depending upon inaccuracies in the reports.