Notable Cases

Erisa Investment Class Action

March 13, 2020

Farm Industrial and Supply Co. v. First Mercantile Trust et al, Case No. 02-cv-2649- M/A (W.D. Tenn. Dec. 3. 2003) This class action involved allegations that over 2,500 ERISA 401(k) plans had been charged significant, undisclosed management fees by First Mercantile Trust (“FMT”), a fund Learn More »

Excessive Attorney Fee Class Action

Howard v. Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. et al., Case No. 2:06-cv-2833-JMP-tmp (W.D. Tenn. 2006) This action involved allegations that a well known plaintiff law firm, Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., had charged its clients an excessive legal fee in violation of Tennessee’s Medical Malpractice Act (“TMMA”).  Learn More »

Option Holder Class Action

In this matter, our firm represented current and former employees who had been granted stock options in a publicly-traded company under an employee option plan. That option plan provided that if there were ever a “change in control” of the company (such as a merger or other acquisition), the Learn More »

Truck Driver Class Action

Ham et al. v. Swift Transportation Co., Inc.Case No. 2:09-cv-02145-JTF (W.D. Tenn. 2012) This class action was brought by truck drivers who alleged that they had lost money as the result of attending a student trucking driving academy conducted by Swift Transportation Co., Inc., the largest trucking Learn More »

Excessive Tax Collection Fee Class Action

Youngblood v. Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP, Case No. 10-cv-2304 SHM-tmp (W.D. Tenn. 2010) Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP is a national law firm that specializes in the collection of delinquent property taxes and other debts owed to governmental entities.  In 2004, Learn More »

Federal Express Overcharge Class Action

Manjunath A. Gokare, P.C. et al v. Federal Express Corp., Case No. 2:11-cv-02131-JTF-cgc (W.D. Tenn. 2011) Every day Federal Express makes deliveries to both commercial and residential addresses throughout the nation. When the address is a business, Fed Ex has one charge; when the address Learn More »

Defective Firework Causes Loss of Eye

Beyer v. Hop Kee Pyrotechnics, Ltd et al. CT-006503-02 (Shelby Co. Cir. Court 2002) In this action, our client’s left eye was blown out by a defective firework manufactured in China and sold at a fireworks stand in Shelby County, Tennessee. Specifically, our client lit a fuse on a cylindrical “artillery Learn More »

Defective Plastic Stool Causes Femur Break and Permanent Limp

Shaw v. Kennedy International, Inc., No. 2:11-cv-02552-JPM (W.D. Tenn. 2012) We had the privilege of representing a housewife who suffered a life-long injury when a plastic stool broke and caused her to fall. She had purchased a plastic folding stool from TJ Max and has used it one or two times Learn More »

Unsuitable Investment Advice

James R. Herrington v. Merrill Lynch. Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc. NASD Dispute Resolution No. 05-05529 In this matter, we represented a retired employee of UPS who held over $ 1.8 million in UPS stock that he had acquired over the years under certain employee stock plans.  Upon retirement, Learn More »

Life Insurance Sales Practices

William and Conielyn Abernathy v. New England Securities Corp. et al , CT- 001712-03 (Shelby Co. Cir. Court, Tennessee 2005) In this action our firm represented a middle age couple who had been sold numerous variable whole life insurance policies from New England Life Insurance. Although they Learn More »