Case Examples

Legal Malpractice – Property Improperly Taken for 18th Hole of Golf Course After Law Firm Takes No Action: New Products Corp. v. Butzel Long
Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Turner and David Black filed a legal malpractice lawsuit on behalf of a Benton Harbor company whose land was wrongfully appropriated and incorporated into the ...
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$89 Million Pharmaceutical Class Action Settlement

A national class action settlement was approved for purchasers of Bextra and Celebrex totaling $89 million. Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson was among the plaintiff lawyers who represented three payors from Michigan who were overcharged for the drugs.  Mr. Thompson ...

$46 Million Class Action Settlement in Pyramid Scheme Lawsuit

Schwartz attorneys Andrew Kochanowski and Lance Young were co-class counsel securing a settlement for more than 170,000 sales distributors across the U.S. in a RICO class action that claimed the plaintiffs were defrauded in an illegal pyramid scheme. The suit alleged ...

Homeowners from 38 States Expected to Receive $22.5 Million in Class Action Settlement with Allstate

Sommers Schwartz recently received preliminary approval for a nationwide class action settlement with Allstate, on behalf of policyholders whose covered property damage claims were previously underpaid. The Plaintiffs in the case, two Michigan Allstate policyholders, were represented by Sommers Schwartz ...

Michigan Consumers of Muscle Milk Products Agree to a Record $12 Million Class Action Settlement Over Misrepresentation Claims

In what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind, Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason Thompson and Trent Kashima secured a $12 million settlement in a class action against Cytosport, Inc. The lawsuit claimed the defendant misrepresented the protein levels in its Muscle Milk products with ...

$11.5 Million Settlement in Class Action Involving Breach of “Michigan Students First” Loan Contracts

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason Thompson and Lance Young, as class counsel on behalf of a group of some 105,000 student loan borrowers, secured an $11.5 million settlement in a breach of contract action against Michigan Finance Authority. The plaintiffs alleged ...

$1.425 Million Settlement for Prenatal Death of Pregnant Mother and Subsequent Death of Infant Child

Sommers Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky secured an $1,425,000 settlement over allegations that the defendants failed to perform a caesarean section that would have saved the life of both the mother and her child. During an ultrasound examination Maria Perry was ...

$11.3 Million Wage & Hour Class Action Settlement for Misclassified Employees

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson secured an $11.3 million settlement on behalf of exotic dancers working at a DĂ©jĂ  Vu gentleman's club. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiffs were not paid a minimum wage; instead, they claimed to have been intentionally ...

$9,950,000 Settlement for Lowe’s Hourly Managers Who Alleged Unpaid Off-the-Clock Work

On November 2, 2022, Sommers Schwartz, P.C., attorneys Kevin Stoops, Jason Thompson, and Jesse Young secured a total of $9,950,000 for 2,574 hourly managers employed by big-box home improvement giant Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC (Lowe’s). The managers alleged the company violated the Fair Labor ...

$7.5 Million Settlement Over Failure to Prevent Infant’s Stroke

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Turner and Robert Sickels obtained a medical malpractice settlement on behalf of an infant who suffered extensive neurological damage following a metabolic stroke while in the defendants’ care. The infant had a genetic disorder that required her nutrition and caloric intake to ...

$7.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement for Brain Damaged Infant

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Curtis and Richard Groffsky obtained a settlement in a birth trauma case arising out of the defendants' failure to properly resuscitate a newborn baby. The lawsuit claimed that the defendants improperly intubated the baby by inserting the endotracheal tube into ...
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