Girard Sharp served as co-lead counsel in the certified product defect class action against Apple on behalf of purchasers of MacBook laptops equipped with Apple’s allegedly defective butterfly keyboard. The court granted final approval of a $50 million settlement in May 2023.
Girard Sharp served as co-lead counsel representing consumers who bought LG refrigerators prone to stop cooling, resulting in spoiled food and medicine, due to a defective linear compressor part. In 2020, the court approved a settlement that made each class member eligible for several thousand dollars in recovery; those without documentation could recover up to $450. The class members also received a five-year extended warranty covering the full cost of repairs for cooling failures. The settlement provided relief to over a million and a half American consumers.
Girard Sharp served as co-lead counsel in an action alleging that Wells Fargo used an automatic telephone dialing system to repeatedly call the cellular phone numbers of persons with no prior affiliation with Wells Fargo. On December 10, 2019, the Honorable Manish S. Shah of the Northern District of Illinois granted final approval of a settlement that established a fund of $17,850,000 for class members.
Girard Sharp serves on the Executive Committee in this price-fixing class action on behalf of direct purchasers of aluminum, tantalum, and film capacitors. Plaintiffs allege that the capacitor manufacturers, faced with declining demand, agreed to raise, fix, and stabilize capacitor prices. The litigation has generated recoveries to date of over $600 million.