Class Action Lawsuits
Occasionally a client contacts O’Brien Law with an issue that has harmed them, but has also harmed many other people as well. In those situations, sometimes a class action lawsuit to recover damages for the large group of individuals is the best way to recover. O’Brien Law has developed professional relationships with nationally recognized plaintiff’s class action counsel throughout the country. As co-counsel with these lawyers, O’Brien Law may be able to help you recover in a class action lawsuit. Some representative class action cases O’Brien Law has been involved with are listed below:
DEMCHAK PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ET AL. V. CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.
Practice Area: Oil and Gas
Date filed: 2013
Outcome: Settlement pending court approval
Description: Attorney Michelle O’Brien is lead co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Demchak Partners Limited Partnership et al. vs Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C., filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. This is a class action case alleging that the second largest natural gas producer in the nation improperly charged thousands of Pennsylvania leaseholders post-production fees.
TYRONE J. THOMPSON V. ANADARKO E & P ONSHORE, LLC ET AL.
Practice Area: Oil and Gas Law
Date filed: March 2017
Description: Attorney Michelle O’Brien is lead co-counsel for plaintiffs in Tyrone J. Thompson v. Anadarko E & P Onshore, LLC, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Anadarko E & P Company, LP, Mitsui E & P USA, LLC, and Statoil USA Onshore Properties, Inc., filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. This is a class action case claiming monetary relief and other changes in royalty reporting based on the underpayment of royalties and the confusing and inaccurate reporting of natural gas royalty payments.
BOGDANSKI V. HIKO ENERGY, LLC
Practice Area: Energy Law
Outcome: Settled with Plaintiff’s recovering millions for current and former HIKO Energy customers.
Description: Attorney Michelle O’Brien was co-counsel for plaintiffs in Bogdanski v. HIKO Energy, LLC, initially filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and moved to the Southern District of New York. This was a class action case alleging that HIKO Energy, LLC fraudulently and deceptively manipulated the residential energy bills of its customers.
IN RE ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. PRIVACY LITIGATION
Practice Area: Privacy Law
Outcome: Settled with Adobe agreeing to improve its existing security measures
Description: Attorney Michelle O’Brien was co-counsel for plaintiffs in Jacob McHenry v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, filed in the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. This was a class action case related to a 2013 data breach that involved millions of consumers’ personal information and payment card data.
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