Experience and Performance

Verdicts & Settlements

Experience and Performance

Verdicts & Settlements

At Stranch, Jennings & Garvey, the case results of our attorneys speak volumes. Explore their track record of success for clients across various practice areas handled by our law firm.

Bank Fees

Product Liability
In re: Darty v. Scott Credit Union, No. 19L0798

In re: Darty v. Scott Credit Union, No. 19L0798 (St. Clair County, Illinois, Circuit Court, July 13, 2022). Nearly $5.6 million class action settlement representing 94% of damages after contested certification of consumer classes alleging improper assessment of overdraft and NSF fees.

In re: Jones et al. v. Lake Michigan Credit Union, No. 20-000240-CK

In re: Jones et al. v. Lake Michigan Credit Union, No. 20-000240-CK (Washtenaw County, Michigan, Circuit Court, Oct. 12, 2022). $7.5 million class action settlement, including fee refunds and debt forgiveness, for consumers alleging assessment of improper bank fees class settlement.

In re: Stillgood Prods., LLC v. Wesbanco Bank, Inc., No. 4:21-cv-00018-SEB-DML

In re: Stillgood Prods., LLC v. Wesbanco Bank, Inc., No. 4:21-cv-00018-SEB-DML (S.D. Indiana, Dec. 16, 2022), ECF No. 58. $6.45 million class action settlement, including refunds of bank fees challenged by consumer classes and debt forgiveness.

In re: Perkins v. Vantage Credit Union, No. 21SL-CC03736

In re: Perkins v. Vantage Credit Union, No. 21SL-CC03736 (St. Louis County, Missouri, Circuit Court, Aug. 25, 2023). Preliminary approval of nearly $6.1 million bank fee class settlement, including changes to future fee assessment practices.

In re: Lowe et al. v. NBT Bank, No. 3:19-cv-01400-MAD-ML

In re: Lowe et al. v. NBT Bank, No. 3:19-cv-01400-MAD-ML (N.D. New York, Sep. 30, 2022), ECF No. 104. $5.7 million bank fee class action settlement. 

Car Crashes

Car wreck
Davidson County Circuit Court (Nashville, Tennessee)

Davidson County Circuit Court (Nashville, Tennessee) jury trial verdict of $122,755.46 following a top pre-trial offer of $30,000 (May 2021) (Regina Enochs v. Michah Bradley, Davidson County Circuit Court, Docket No. 19C235). Isaac Kimes, Stranch, Jennings & Garvey member, was First Chair Trial Lawyer.

Davidson County Circuit Court (Nashville)

Davidson County Circuit Court (Nashville) bench trial verdict of $205,274.24 following zero offers made prior to trial (January 2022). (Frieda Woolridge v. Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency et al., Davidson County Circuit Court, Docket No. 19C482). Member Isaac Kimes was First Chair Trial Lawyer. 

$300,000 policy limits settlement on auto-wreck case (April 2023)

$300,000 policy limits settlement on auto-wreck case (April 2023).

$500,000 policy limits settlement on auto-wreck case (July 2023)

$500,000 policy limits settlement on auto-wreck case (July 2023)

$450,000 settlement on contested liability auto v. pedestrian case (July 2023)

$450,000 settlement on contested liability auto v. pedestrian case (July 2023).

$200,000 settlement on auto-wreck case (September 2023)

$200,000 settlement on auto-wreck case (September 2023).

$755,000 settlement on premises liability case (November 2023)

$755,000 settlement on premises liability case (November 2023).

$650,000 settlement on contested liability trucking case (December 2023)

$650,000 settlement on contested liability trucking case (December 2023).

Class Action

A gavel sitting on a legal notice that reads "urgent action."
In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672 CRB

In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672 CRB (N.D. California) (J. Breyer). Founding and Managing Member J. Gerard Stranch IV served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee in a coordinated action consisting of nationwide cases of consumer and car dealerships. This action alleged that Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America and other defendants illegally installed so-called “defeat devices” in their vehicles, which allowed the cars to pass emissions testing but enabled them to emit nearly 40 times the allowable pollution during normal driving conditions. In October 2016, the court granted final approval to a settlement fund worth more than $10 billion to consumers with two-liter diesel engines, and in May 2017, the court granted final approval to a $1.2 billion settlement for consumers with three-liter diesel engines, and a $357 million settlement with co-defendant Bosch.

In re: Davidson v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Co. No. 00-C2298

In re: Davidson v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Co. No. 00-C2298 (Davidson Circuit, Tennessee) (Soloman/Brothers). The firm served as lead counsel in a nationwide class action against Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Co. concerning defective tires. A settlement valued at $34.4 million was reached in conjunction with a companion case in Texas.

In re: Cox v. Shell Oil et al., Civ. No. 18844

In re: Cox v. Shell Oil et al., Civ. No. 18844 (Weakley Chancery, Tennessee) (Judge Malon). The firm intervened in a consumer class action composed of all persons throughout the United States who owned or purchased defective polybutylene piping systems used in residential constructions or mobile homes. A global settlement was reached that was valued at $1 billion.

In re: Heilman et al. v. Perfection Corporation, et al., Civ. No. 99-0679-CD-W-6

In re: Heilman et al. v. Perfection Corporation, et al., Civ. No. 99-0679-CD-W-6 (W.D. Missouri). The firm served on the executive committee in a nationwide consumer class action composed of all owners or purchasers of a defective hot water heater. A settlement was reached that provided 100% recovery of damages for a possible 14.2 million hot water heaters and any other property damages.

In re: Alpha Corp. Securities litigation

In re: Alpha Corp. Securities litigation. Founding and Managing Member J. Gerard Stranch IV was appointed as co-lead counsel. The case resulted in $161 million recovery for the class.

Data Breach

Product Liability
In re: Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litig., MDL 2617 LHK

In re: Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litig., MDL 2617 LHK, (N.D. California 2016). The firm served as counsel for plaintiffs in a coordinated action consisting of nationwide cases of consumers harmed by the 2015 criminal hacking of servers of Anthem, Inc. containing more than 37.5 million records on approximately 79 million people receiving insurance and other coverage from Anthem’s health plans. The case settled in 2017 for $115 million, the largest healthcare data breach in U.S. history, and has received final approval.

In re: McKenzie et al. v. Allconnect, Inc., 5:18-cv-00359

In re: McKenzie et al. v. Allconnect, Inc., 5:18-cv-00359 (E.D. Kentucky) (J. Hood). The firm served as class counsel in an action brought on behalf of more than 1,800 current and former employees of Allconnect, Inc., whose sensitive information contained in W-2 statements was disclosed to an unauthorized third party who sought the information through an email phishing scheme. The firm negotiated a settlement providing for direct cash payments to all class members, credit monitoring and identity theft protection plan at no cost, capped reimbursement of documented economic losses incurred per class member and other remedial measures. The approximately $2.2 million settlement value is one of the largest per capita recoveries in a W-2 phishing litigation.

In re: Monegato v. Fertility Centers of Illinois, PLLC, Case No. 2022 CH 00810

In re: Monegato v. Fertility Centers of Illinois, PLLC, Case No. 2022 CH 00810 (Cook County Circuit Court). The firm served as class counsel in a case brought on behalf of approximately 80,000 individuals whose personal information was involved in a February 2021 data breach. A settlement with a total estimated value of $14.5 million was negotiated. Final approval was granted by the Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court in April 2023.

In re: Winsouth Credit Union v. Mapco Express Inc., and Phillips v. Mapco Express, Inc. Case Nos. 3:14-cv-1573 and 1710

In re: Winsouth Credit Union v. Mapco Express Inc., and Phillips v. Mapco Express, Inc. Case Nos. 3:14-cv-1573 and 1710 (M.D. Tennessee) (J. Crenshaw). The firm served as liaison counsel in consumer and financial institution action stemming from the 2013 hacking of computer systems maintained by Mapco Express, Inc. The cases settled in 2017 for approximately $2 million.

In re: Owens, et al. v. U.S. Radiology Specialists, et al., Case No. 22 CVS 17797

In re: Owens, et al. v. U.S. Radiology Specialists, et al., Case No. 22 CVS 17797 (Mecklenburg, North Carolina Supreme Court). The firm served as plaintiffs’ counsel in action brought on behalf of approximately 1.3 million individuals whose sensitive, personal information was potentially compromised in defendants’ December 2021 data security incident. Along with co-counsel, the firm negotiated a $5,050,000 non-reversionary common fund settlement including pro rata cash payments, reimbursement of up to $5,000 for out-of-pocket expenses traceable to the data breach per person, compensation for lost time and verified fraud reimbursement. Preliminary approval pending.

In re: Larson v. Aditi Consulting, LLC, Case No. 22-2-03572-2 SEA

In re: Larson v. Aditi Consulting, LLC, Case No. 22-2-03572-2 SEA (King County, Washington Supreme Court). Final approval was granted July 14, 2023.

In re: Carr v. South Country Health Alliance, Case No. 74-CV-21-632

In re: Carr v. South Country Health Alliance, Case No. 74-CV-21-632 (Steele County, Minnesota District Court). Final approval was granted Nov. 6, 2023.

In re: Reese v. Teen Challenge Training Center, Inc., Case No. 210400093

In re: Reese v. Teen Challenge Training Center, Inc., Case No. 210400093 (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas) Final approval pending.

In re: Joyner v. Behavioral Health Network, Inc., No. 2017CV00629

In re: Joyner v. Behavioral Health Network, Inc., No. 2017CV00629 (Massachusetts Supreme Court). A non-reversionary common fund of $1,200,000 was established to provide credit monitoring, and cover claims of economic loss up to $10,000 and non-economic loss up to $1,000 for lost time for each of the approximately 133,237 class members.

Product Liability

Product Liability
In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672 CRB

In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672 CRB (N.D. California) (J. Breyer). The firm served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee in a coordinated action consisting of nationwide cases of consumer and car dealerships. This action alleged that Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America and other defendants illegally installed so-called “defeat devices” in their vehicles, which allowed the cars to pass emissions testing but enabled them to emit nearly 40 times the allowable pollution during normal driving conditions. In October 2016, the court granted final approval to a settlement fund worth more than $10 billion to consumers with two-liter diesel engines, and in May 2017, the court granted final approval to a $1.2 billion settlement for consumers with three-liter diesel engines, and a $357 million settlement with co-defendant Bosch.

In re: Davidson v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Co. No. 00-C2298

In re: Davidson v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Co. No. 00-C2298 (Davidson Circuit, Tennessee) (Soloman/Brothers). The firm served as lead counsel in a nationwide class action against Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Co. concerning defective tires. A settlement valued at $34.4 million was reached in conjunction with a companion case in Texas.

In re: Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear, LLC

In re: Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear, LLC (M.D. California). The firm represented consumers who purchased baby clothing tainted with unlawful levels of chemical skin irritants, resulting in a multi-million-dollar settlement.

In re: Cox v. Shell Oil et al., Civ. No. 18844

In re: Cox v. Shell Oil et al., Civ. No. 18844 (Weakley Chancery, Tennessee) (Judge Malon). The firm intervened in consumer action composed of all persons throughout the United States who owned or purchased defective polybutylene piping systems used in residential constructions or mobile homes. A global settlement was reached that was valued at $1 billion.

In re: Heilman et al. v. Perfection Corporation, et al., Civ. No. 99-0679-CD-W-6

In re: Heilman et al. v. Perfection Corporation, et al., Civ. No. 99-0679-CD-W-6 (W.D. Missouri). The firm served on the executive committee in a nationwide consumer class action composed of all owners or purchasers of a defective hot water heater. A settlement was reached that provided 100% recovery of damages for a possible 14.2 million hot water heaters and any other property damages.