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Wilkes & McHugh handles a variety of class action issues

Location: Nationwide

Plaintiff: Multiple
Defendant: Multiple throughout the United States

Description: Attorneys from Wilkes & McHugh have represented or are currently representing injured persons and their families in class action cases in Florida, Kentucky, and elsewhere for a variety of legal concerns, such as misleading life insurance policies and more.

Car manufacturer deceives consumers about eco-friendliness of vehicles

Location: Pinellas County, FL

Plaintiff: Confidential
Defendant: Volkswagen Diesel Emissions
Amount: Ongoing litigation
Alleged Injuries: Violation of the Florida Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, Violation of Florida's Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices Act, fraud, and unjust enrichment in a case where an auto manufacturer deceived consumers about the eco-friendliness of their vehicles

Description: After years of marketing and selling “Clean Diesel” vehicles, Volkswagen admitted to installing illegal software in its 2009-2015 diesel Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle, and Audi A3 vehicles designed to cheat federal and state emissions testing. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Second Notice of Violation regarding illegal software in Volkswagen’s 2014-2016 diesel Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5. The resulting damages for VW, Audi, and Porsche owners include loss of value, inability to sell vehicles, reduced efficiency, and greatly increased eco footprints for vehicles advertised as “Clean Diesel” vehicles. Wilkes & McHugh attorneys represent several owners of affected vehicles in their claims against Volkswagen.

Disclaimer: The results described on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. A prospective client may not obtain the same or similar results as those described on this website.

Class Action

Location: Phillips County, Arkansas

Plaintiff: Kelly Leoppard, Martha Wright and Ozzie Griffin, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated
Defendant: Alltel Communications, Inc.
Amount: Confidential settlement
Alleged Injuries: Claims of usury, breach of contract for overbilling and deceptive trade practices

Description:  Our clients alleged that Alltel Communications, Inc. breached its contract with customers by charging unauthorized amounts and violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Article 19, §13 of the Arkansas Constitution by charging usurious interest on past due accounts. The company also engaged in a deceptive trade practice in the marketing, sale and implementation of its calling plans.

Alltel charged more than 200,000 Arkansas customers late payment fees that were not authorized by the company’s contracts with customers for cellular service. The company routinely charged its customers in Arkansas interest that exceeded 5 percent above the federal discount rate, which violated Article 19, §13 of the Arkansas Constitution. Alltel also charged customers for long distance and roaming fees even when customers were placing and receiving calls in local calling areas.

Disclaimer: The results described on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. A prospective client may not obtain the same or similar results as those described on this website.

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