Our law firm has represented plaintiffs and defendants in class action litigation filed in both federal and state courts. For example, in Nicholson v. F. Hoffman-Laroche, Ltd., Wyatt & Blake were co-counsel for a class of plaintiffs suing vitamin manufacturers. A class action settlement of more than $225 million was achieved in this case on behalf of the plaintiff class. Wyatt & Blake also served as counsel for the North Carolina class of purchasers of liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions and computer monitors. A nationwide settlement of approximately $1.1 billion was negotiated with the defendants in that case. This was the largest antitrust class action settlement in the United States. Wyatt & Blake is co-counsel for Dr. Tommy Mason, Dr. Steve Folstad and MEMA whistleblowers who alleged that HMA an EmCare, a hospital chain and ER staffing chain, committed fraud by performing medically unnecessary test and improperly admitting patients to hospitals, as well as unlawfully terminating MEMA. The False Claim Act cases settled for nearly $400 million. The wrongful termination claim is still pending. The case has lasted over 10 years to date click here to see the press release of the HMA and EmCare settlements by the DOJ and USAD.
Wyatt & Blake currently represents a number of other North Carolina plaintiff classes in pending class action litigation involving CRT products, wireless harness systems in cars, contact lenses, shell eggs and other products.