Caddell & Chapman, along with co-counsel Devin Fok of DHF Law, P.C., recently obtained final approval of a class action settlement in Hawkins v. S2Verify, No. 3:15-cv-03502-WHA, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. On May 5, 2017, Judge William Alsup entered the order finally approving the settlement, which will pay each of the approximately 4,295 class members a cash payment of more than $176. The Court found the settlement reached …
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Caddell & Chapman attorneys Mike Caddell, Cynthia Chapman, Amy Tabor, and Ben Wickert, along with co-counsel Devin Fok of DHF Law, recently won certification of a class of more than 4,300 consumers whose background reports were sold to prospective employers by S2Verify, LLC. In certifying the class, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California appointed Caddell & Chapman as lead class counsel, and firm client Regmon Hawkins as …
How To Prosecute a Class Action Lawsuit, from Case Selection to Final Approval
Presented at the National Consumer Law Center’s 24th Annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, November 12–15, 2015
- Advantages: Class action procedure allows you to get relief for large numbers of consumers who might never have brought suit individually. Class-wide injunctive relief can also change business practices for the benefit of consumers.
- Challenges: Class actions are time consuming and expensive to litigate. They require