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Class Actions & Mass Torts

Pope McGlamry has represented consumer Plaintiffs under CROA, RESPA and TILA in class action lawsuits. We have also represented classes for securities fraud and breach of automobile insurance, credit union and life insurance contracts. For each class case referenced, Pope McGlamry has been found to be adequate class counsel.

$1 Billion
Settlement
NFL Players’ Concussion Litigation

National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation class action settlement became final and effective on January 7, 2017, which is the “Effective Date” of the Settlement Program.

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$17,200,000
Settlement
Walton v. United Services Automobile Association, et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds resulting in $17.2 Million cash settlement).

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$200,000,000
Settlement
Townes v. Trans Union, LLC, et al.

United States District Court, District of Delaware (consumer class action under Credit Repair Organizations Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., settled for cash and in-kind relief services exceeding $75 Million).

$200,000,000
Settlement
Slack v. Fair Isaac Corporation, et al.

United States District Court, Northern District of California (consumer class action under Credit Repair Organizations Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., settled for cash and in-kind relief exceeding $200 Million).

$20,000,000
Settlement
Patterson v. CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (credit union members class action for denial of credit disability and credit life benefits based on “age maximum,” settled for injunctive relief and cash payments of approximately $20 million).

$13,000,000
Settlement
Oldham v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds resulting in $13 Million cash settlement).

$10,000,000
Settlement
Myers v. Home Cable Concepts of Tennessee, Inc. and First Tennessee Bank, N.A.

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division (class action for consumer fraud, settlement value in excess of $10 Million).

$32,600,000
Settlement
Meyer, et al. v. Citizens and Southern National Bank

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia (trust beneficiaries class action asserting the failure to properly manage trust funds, $32,600,000 settlement including attorneys fees).

$19,600,000
Settlement
McLean v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds resulting in $19.6 Million cash settlement).

$21,800,000
Settlement
Martin and Wicker v. Government Employees Insurance Company, et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds resulting in $21.8 Million cash settlement).

$935,996,279
Injunctive Relief
In Re: Consolidated “Non-Filing Insurance” Fee Litigation

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division (class actions against retail and finance companies relating to alleged illegal non-filing insurance product resulting in settlements which included restitution in the amount of $121,088,317.00 plus injunctive relief valued at $935,996,279.00)

Dissolved Permanent Injunction
Verdict
In re: Consol. Non-Filing Ins. Fee Litigation.

431 F. App’x 835 (11th Cir. 2011) – Eleventh Circuit affirmed trial court’s refusal to dissolve permanent injunction resulting in saving class members millions of dollars per year.

$10,000,000
Settlement
Hyatt v. Cotton States Mutual Insurance Company

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds resulting in $10 Million settlement).

$14,000,000
Settlement
Henderson, et al. v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia (securities fraud class action, $14 Million settlement).

$29,400,000
Settlement
Head and Hamlet v. Georgia Farm Bureau, et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds resulting in $29.4 Million settlement).

Consumer Fraud
Settlement
Carter v. First Tennessee Bank, et al.

Circuit Court of Fayette County, Tennessee (class action consumer fraud settled for cash and debt relief for the entire class).

$150,000,000
Settlement
Mabry v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.,

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds resulting in $150 Million cash settlement).

$200,000,000
Settlement
Hillis v. Equifax Consumer Services, Inc., et al.,

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (consumer class action under Credit Repair Organizations Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., settled for cash and in-kind relief exceeding $200 Million).

$59,000,000
Settlement
Earl v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al.,

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (diminished value class action of Georgia insureds)

$23,000,000
Settlement
Bristol v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (follow up to Earl v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al. for violation of injunctive relief, settled for $23 Million).

> $50,000,000
Settlement
Adams v. Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (class action regarding breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract in regard to the sale of universal life insurance policies, settlement valued in excess of $50 Million).


Auto Defects

Pope McGlamry’s auto defect attorneys represent individual Plaintiffs in a variety of complex personal injury cases. Some of the cases we’ve tried and won include: airbag defects, child safety seat defects, seatbelt defects, roof crush accidents and more.

Confidential
Settlement
Duvall, et al. v. General Motors Corporation, et al.

Circuit for Russell County, Alabama (auto product liability action for catastrophic brain injury resulting from defective hood restraint system and general un-crashworthiness, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Broach v. General Motors

State Court of Fulton County, Georgia (auto products liability/wrongful death action as a result of defective seat belts, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$11,000,000
Verdict
Gentry v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., et al.,

State Court of Fulton County, Georgia (auto products liability/wrongful death action as a result of defective seat belts, $11 million verdict upheld on appeal, and, at the time, the largest wrongful death verdict in Georgia.).


Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Pope McGlamry represents individual Plaintiffs in a variety of complex litigation contexts, including, but not limited to, automotive product liability, pharmaceutical product liability, premises liability, personal injury and wrongful death, and complex commercial/estate litigation.

Confidential
Settlement
Wardlaw et al. v. St. Francis

State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (MRSA pandemic in hospital resulting in numerous injuries and deaths. Multiple cases settled confidentially after trial of lead claim).

$1,300,000
Settlement
Wang v. Aissei

Wrongful death and personal injury claims arising from a motor vehicle accident, settled for $1.3 million before suit was filed.

Confidential
Settlement
Waddell v. Heilig-Meyers

Circuit Court of Davidson County, Tennessee (automobile accident in which Mr. Waddell was killed, leaving a wife and a young child, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Van Der Noordaa v. Hyundai Motor Company

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division (auto products liability/wrongful death action as a result of defective seat belts, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$1,500,000
Settlement
Vainu v. Aiken Community Hospital, Inc., et al

United States District Court, District of South Carolina, Aiken Division (medical malpractice for failure to diagnose and treat heart attack resulting in death, $1.5 Million settlement).

Confidential
Settlement
Smith v. Chubb & Son, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division (water damage to plaintiff’s home resulting in mold infestation, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Rollins v. Bowen

Chilton County, Alabama (wrongful death action arising from vehicle crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 31 in Chilton County, Alabama, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$3,900,000
Verdict
Reasoner v. Stien

State Court of Dekalb County, Georgia (wrongful death and personal injury action involving I-985 median crossover accident, recovery in excess of $3.9 million).

Confidential
Settlement
Pilewski v. Morrison Homes

State Court of Fulton County, Georgia (premises liability action involving the collapse of a deck resulting in severe personal injuries, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$7,000,000
Settlement
Osborne v. CSX Container Corp. of America

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia (train/tractor-trailer crash at private railroad crossing resulting in catastrophic brain injuries; settlement immediately prior to closing argument for $7 million)

$1,250,000
Settlement
O’Neal v. Stadnick

Drunk driver struck pedestrian resulting in catastrophic injuries to 21 year old man, settled pre-suit for $1,250,000.

Confidential
Settlement
Nichols v. George H. Lanier Hospital and Nursing Home, Inc., et al.

Circuit Court for Chambers County, Alabama (medical malpractice for failure to give tetanus booster resulting in patient being in coma for months, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Milam v. General Motors Corporation

United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, Northern Division (auto products liability/wrongful death action involving the death of a minor due to a defective seat belt system, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
McBride, Jr. v. General Motors Corporation

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division (auto products liability action for catastrophic injuries as a result of defective seat belts, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Marler v. The City of Lanett, et al.

Circuit Court of Chambers County, Alabama (wrongful death of Plaintiff’s husband due to inadequate response of the EMT service of the County and a defective defibrillator and a malfunction of same, resulting in Decedent’s death, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$500,000
Settlement
Lockhart v. Spectrum Emergency Care

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division (complaint alleging wrongful death due to a violation of the federal patient dumping statute and medical malpractice, $500,000 settlement).

Confidential
Settlement
Lehman v. General Motors Corporation

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division (auto products liability action for catastrophic injuries/wrongful death as a result of defective seat belts, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Lee v. Ford Motor Company

Auto products liability/wrongful death action as a result of defective seat belts, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount.

$2,650,000
Settlement
Lawrence, et al. v. ECK Miller

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama (wrongful death action involving a tractor-trailer, $2,650,000 settlement).

$470,000
Settlement
Korsower v. Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Inc., et al.

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Opelika Division (catastrophic burn injury action resulting from fire at fraternity house, $470,000 settlement).

$1,300,000
Settlement
Leddon v. Fabtech Motorsports, Inc., et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (wrongful death action arising from faulty manufacture of lift kit for truck, $1,300,000 settlement).

$212,500
Settlement
Layfield v. Blue, et al.

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division (tractor-trailer accident involving broken ankle and back injuries, $212,500 settlement).

$280,000
Verdict
Jansky v. Suntrust Banks, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (on claim for indemnity, Pope McGlamry recovered under quantum meruit for fees and expenses in the successful defense of bank’s counterclaim against client, judgment in excess of $280,000).

$576,000
Settlement
Holsey v. Whatley Contract Carriers, Inc.

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama (wrongful death action involving a tractor-trailer, $576,000 settlement).

Confidential
Settlement
Holmes v. Bausch and Lomb

United States District Court, Northern District, Georgia/Multi-District Litigation, South Carolina (personal injury, corneal scar due to defective contact lens cleaning solution, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Hill v. Bridgestone/Firestone

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (automobile and tire products liability action, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Undisclosed
Settlement
Harris v. Charter Magellan Health Services, Inc., et al.

State Court of Fulton County, Georgia (wrongful death for failure to diagnose depression resulting in patient suicide, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$1,500,000
Settlement
Guigere v. John M. Farris, Jr.

State Court of Fulton County, Georgia (wrongful death action involving a minor passenger and a single vehicle collision, $1.5 Million settlement).

Confidential
Settlement
Grundberg v. Upjohn Co.

United States District Court for the District of Utah (pharmaceutical product liability resulting from gunshot death of woman by her daughter/plaintiff, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$1,700,000
Settlement
Graddy v. OnTrac, Inc., et al.

13th Judicial District of Cumberland County, Tennessee (Circuit Court) (wrongful death and personal injury claims resulting from a motor vehicle collision, $1,700,000 settlement).

$2,000,000
Settlement
Girtman v. Wade

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Albany Division (wrongful death of 67 year old man in automobile accident, $2,000,000 settlement).

Confidential
Settlement
Gamble v. Awbrey Logging, Inc.

Superior Court of Heard County, Georgia (wrongful death action involving a tractor-trailer, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Gallo v. Ford Motor Company, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (auto product liability action involving brain injury due to rollover and defective seat belt, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Fudge v. Wheelus, et al.

Circuit Court for Houston County, State of Alabama (catastrophic injury and wrongful death action arising from a tractor and trailer accident in Dothan, Alabama, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

$1,500,000
Settlement
Feagins, Jr., et al. v. Overnite Trans. Co.

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama (wrongful death action involving a tractor-trailer, $1.5 million settlement).

$1,000,000
Settlement
Eastham, et al. v. William K. Farr, Jr., D.D.S.

Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia (wrongful death action of a minor resulting from dental malpractice, settled for $1 million).

Confidential
Settlement
Dillashaw v. Spectrum Emergency Care, Inc., et al.

Superior Court of Hall County, Georgia (medical malpractice for failure to diagnose and treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Clark v. Eastman Gun Shows, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (wrongful death/premises liability action where a 13 year old boy was killed when a loaded weapon discharged at a gun show, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount at mediation).

Confidential
Settlement
Carleton v. ValuJet Airlines, Inc., et al.

State Court of Fulton County, Georgia (consolidated case of 8 passengers killed on May 11, 1995 plane crash; settled for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Buser v. General Motors

Circuit Court, Jackson County Missouri at Kansas City (auto products liability/wrongful death action as a result of a defective roof and roof support system, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Buckner v. Brown Transport Corp.

Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia (multiple wrongful death actions involving a tractor-trailer, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
Bernheisel v. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division (premises liability fire resulting in death of a 50 year old man, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount at mediation).

$1,850,000
Settlement
Barron v. Specialty Service Contractors, Inc.

United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, Greensboro Division (wrongful death action resulting from motor vehicle accident, $1,850,000 settlement).

$7,000,000
Settlement
Osborne v. CSX Container Corp. of America

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia (train/tractor-trailer crash at private railroad crossing resulting in catastrophic brain injuries; settlement immediately prior to closing argument for $7 million).

$9,000,000
Verdict
Mason v. Ford Motor Company

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (Auto products liability/wrongful death for post collision fire resulting in death of 9 year old child. Verdict and judgment for $9 Million, upheld on appeal. At the time, the largest wrongful death verdict in Georgia).

$12,000,000
Verdict
Elliott, Jr., et al. v. United States of America,

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division (wrongful death and personal injury action resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning due to defective water heater at military base, judgment of approximately $12 million not barred by Feres Doctrine).

$6,000,000
Verdict
Borom v. Eli Lily Co.,

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia (pharmaceutical products liability wrongful death for Oraflex, a drug prescribed for the treatment of arthritis, jury verdict of $6 million, drug removed from the market).

$2,150,000
Settlement
Beard v. D&N Trucking Company, LLC, et al.

Circuit Court of Chambers County, Alabama (claims for personal injury to the husband and for the wrongful death of his wife resulting from a collision with a tractor-trailer).

$1,850,000
Settlement
Barron v. Specialty Service Contractors, Inc

United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, Greensboro Division (wrongful death action resulting from motor vehicle accident).

Confidential
Settlement
Akin v. Silver Dollar City, Inc. and White Water Park, et al.

Superior Court of Cobb County (wrongful death of a young child due to E. Coli infections, settled under confidential agreements for undisclosed amount).


Commercial Litigation & Whistleblower/False Claims

Pope McGlamry has been hired by many large corporations to handle complex commercial litigation disputes and whistleblower claims including, but not limited to, disputes involving commercial contracts, conversion/theft, arbitration claims, securities fraud, lost sales/profits and officer’s/director’s liability. Many of these cases have been taken on a negative contingency basis.

Confidential
Settlement
Jim Walter Resources, Inc. v. Cotton Energy Corporation, et al.

Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (conversion/misappropriation of JWR coal inventory at Mobile dock, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Settlement
In re: Wellnx Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, (sixteen actions were consolidated by the MDL Panel, a settlement resulted in changes in marketing practices and partial refunds for consumers who participated).

Confidential
Settlement
Columbus, Georgia v. Orbitz, Inc., et al.

Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia (action brought on behalf of the City of Columbus to collect unpaid hotel occupancy taxes, settled under confidential agreements for an undisclosed amount).

Confidential
Verdict
Bayshore Ford Truck Sales, Inc., et al. v. Ford Motor Company

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division (consolidated action by Ford Heavy Truck dealerships for breach of contract by Ford Motor Company).

Multi-million Dollar Supply Agreement
Verdict
AFC/Popeyes Fried Chicken v. Diversified Foods

United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (Declaratory Judgment Action on contract resulting in a successful negotiation of a new, equitable, long-term multi-million dollar supply agreement).

$513,000,000
Settlement
United States of America v. Health Management Associates Inc, et al.

Tenet manipulated the Medicaid system by unlawfully paying bribes and kickbacks to clinics that unlawfully referred more than 20,000 Medicaid patients to Tenet hospitals. Undocumented pregnant women, were told that Medicaid would cover the costs associated with their childbirth and the care of their newborn only if they delivered at one of Tenet’s hospitals.

$21,498,696
Verdict
Scrushy v. HealthSouth

American Arbitration Association, (arbitration action filed pursuant to an indemnity agreement for legal expenses incurred in regard to certain civil or criminal litigation, final award from the arbitrator, including legal expenses and expenses related to the arbitration proceeding, totaled $21,498,696.60).

$24,000,000
Verdict
Executive Risk v. AFC Enterprises, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (judgment in excess of $24 million affirmed by Eleventh Circuit in breach of contract action brought on behalf of AFC against its insurer to cover securities claims made against the company and its officers and directors).

Confidential
Settlement
AFC/Popeyes Fried Chicken v. Cajun Operating Co./Church’s Chicken

State Court of Fulton County (tortious interference with contractual and business relationships; this matter was resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement 30 days before trial, after significant discovery and motion proceedings).

AFC v. Coca Cola

(represented AFC in beverage contract negotiations with Coca Cola).

Confidential
Settlement
AFC v. Arthur Anderson

Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia (accounting malpractice case involving a publicly traded company’s restatement of its financial statements: this matter was resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement after significant discovery proceedings).