Landmark Cases & Class Action Lawsuits
DANIELS VS. PHILLIP MORRIS USA
This lawsuit against Phillip Morris USA, which ultimately went up to the California Supreme Court, alleged that the tobacco company committed acts of unfair, unlawful and deceptive competition by concluding that the tobacco companies needed to market their tobacco products to minors in order to remain competitive in the marketplace.
JORDAN VS. DMV
In this lawsuit against the DMV, vehicle owners sought a refund of $300 motor vehicle smog impact fee they had been required to pay in order to register cars that were last registered outside California but passed California’s smog check test. The vehicle owners won the case and the court declared the smog impact fee invalid and ordered that the DMV refund fees to owners who brought actions.
LA JOLLA FRIENDS OF SEALS
This case involves a controversy regarding the rights, obligations, responsibilities and actions of the City of San Diego with respect to the seals living on the protected coastline around La Jolla. The City of San Diego has begun, or will begin shortly, to disturb, molest, harass annoy, disrupt, and displace the seals, which are protected marine mammals.
FUHRMAN V. GEORGIA
In the 1972 landmark death penalty case Fuhrman v. Georgia, attorney Norman Blumenthal wrote the appendix proving that there is no deterrent effect around the world in other countries that have abolished the death penalty. The United States Supreme Court ultimately held that the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty under the laws applicable to the prisoners constituted cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.
FORCED PLACED INSURANCE CASES
Attorney Norman Blumenthal has been announcing that our banks are raping our defaulting borrowers using the Forced Placed Insurance Scheme since 1994. Our attorneys have been involved in the following cases: Gibson v. World savings, Conley v. Norwest Bank, Ramos v. Countrywide Bank & Washington Mutual v. Superior Court.
MCPHAIL VS. FIRST COMMAND
Attorney Norman Blumenthal had the law changed as a result of this case when Congress unanimously passed and President Bush signed a law outlawing excessive commissions for investing in mutual funds in this class action lawsuit filed against First Command.
ROCKER V. NWIG
Nevada Supreme Court published decision that affirmed the bringing of a class action fraud claim against the reinsurer and certified a fraud claim against all of them in an unpublished decision that affected the lives of thousands of car warranty owners.
COSHOW V. CITY OF ESCONDIDO
This case resulted in a published decision that unsuccessfully tried to strike down the taking of our right to safe drinking water by reason of adding the hazardous by-product of fertilizer production from Florida (HFSA) to our drinking water in California rather than the safer and less costly sodium fluoride (NaF).