Current Class Actions
Stokar v. Audi of America, et al. (N.D. Illinois Case No. 1:16-cv-10456): See the press release here. This is a class action against Audi of America, et al. for manufacturing vehicles which use a device to manipulate emissions and mileage test results for some of its larger non-diesel models such as the A6, A8 and Q5. The case was initiated in November 2016.
Kimber Baldwin Designs, LLC v. Silv Communications, Inc. (S.D. Ohio Case No. 16-CV-448): This is a putative class action under the federal Telecommunications Act for alleged fraudulent long distance charges and “slamming,” the practice of changing a customer’s carrier without express consent.
Turecky v. Boomtown Entertainment, LLC, et al. (S.D. Ohio Case No. 15-CV-00527): This is a class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for unpaid wages and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act).
Previous Class Actions:
Sunyak et al. v. City of Cincinnati, (S.D. Ohio Case No. 11-CV-445 and 12-CV-329, consolidated cases). This is a class action on behalf of nearly 3,000 current employees of the City of Cincinnati challenging changes to their pension plan in 2011. The reforms being challenged involve changes to the eligibility dates for retirement and the formulas used to compute retirement benefits. A settlement, including a 30-year consent decree governing the operation of the City of Cincinnati Retirement System, was granted final approval in September 2015 and has been implemented throughout 2016.
Adams v. Eagle Loan (S.D. Ohio Case. No. 14-CV-00656). This is a class action against a payday lender for charging more than 21% interest on loans under the Ohio Mortgage Loan Act. A settlement was approved by the district court in November 2015 and the proceeds were distributed in early 2016. Unclaimed settlement proceeds of more than $12,000 were distributed to the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank in October 2016 in accordance with the Court’s order.
Brenneman v. Cincinnati Bengals, Inc. (S.D. Ohio Case No. 1:14-CV-00136). This was a minimum wage class action on behalf of cheerleaders under state and federal law against NFL team. A settlement was approved by the district court in December 2015 and the settlement proceeds were distributed in early 2016.