Jonathan Jagher served as Plaintiff’s counsel in this nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners and lessees, which alleged that Hyundai and Kia sold hundreds of thousands of vehicles with a potentially deadly defect that can cause spontaneous engine compartment fires. The cars’ defect revolves around the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modules or the hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) remaining charged with an electrical current even when the car is not running. This, coupled with a defect that allows moisture to enter the electrified components, created a risk of fires erupting. On May 5, 2023, Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval of a settlement valued at $326 million.
Jonathan Jagher was recently appointed as a Settlement Class Counsel in In re Procter & Gamble Aerosol Products Marketing and Sales Practice Litigation, 2:22-MD-3025 (SD OH). On June 16, 2023, Judge Watson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio granted final approval of a multi-million-dollar settlement reached between Settlement Class Counsel and Procter & Gamble related to the alleged contamination of certain Procter & Gamble aerosol products with benzene, a human carcinogen and the economic damages to the purchasers of these products.
Freed Kanner Partner Jonathan Jagher was appointed as Co-Lead Counsel in Powe v. Dermalogica, LLC, 2022-LA-000874 (Circuit Ct. DuPage County, Illinois). Dermalogica agreed to a multi-million-dollar settlement that resolved a lawsuit alleging that Dermalogica collected, captured, used, and stored individuals’ biometric identifiers and/or biometric information without providing sufficient disclosures required by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, and without obtaining the written release required by the statute. The settlement received final approval from the Court on March 23, 2023
Freed Kanner Partner Jonathan Jagher was appointed as Class Counsel in Clarke et. al. v. Lemonade Inc. et. al., 2022LA000308 (Circuit Ct. DuPage County, Illinois) and he and his co-counsel negotiated a multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of thousands of United States residents that made video claim submissions to Lemonade Insurance Company. This data privacy class action alleged that Lemonade collected, captured, received, or otherwise obtained and/or stored data or information that could be construed as biometric identifiers or biometric information in violation of various state consumer protection statutes, including, but not limited to, the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, New York’s Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act Section 349 and California’s Unfair Competition Law, Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, and other common-law claims, including claims for unjust enrichment.
Freed Kanner Partner Jonathan Jagher, appointed as Co-Lead Counsel in Kent et. al. v. Women’s Health USA, Inc., FST-CV21-6054676-S (CT.Sup.Ct.), negotiated a $2.85 million settlement (approximately 50% of total damages) in a class action antitrust lawsuit against Women’s Health USA, Inc.; In Vitro Sciences, LLC; Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, P.C.; and Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut alleging that Defendants conspired to artificially raise, fix, maintain, or stabilize prices for Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”) IVF services and to allocate geographic markets for ART services, which resulted in restricted competition and artificially high prices in violation of the Connecticut Antitrust Act.
Freed Kanner partner Jonathan Jagher serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in this class action related to allegations of data privacy violations by Defendant through its collection of the biometrics of thousands of Illinois residents who have submitted insurance claims to Defendant.
Freed Kanner partner Jonathan Jagher was appointed to the Executive Committee in In Re: Morgan Stanley Data Security Litigation, 1:20-CV-05914 (S.D. N.Y.), a data privacy class action related to allegations that Morgan Stanley failed to safeguard its customers’ highly sensitive personally identifiable information. On August 5, 2022, Judge Engelmayer of the United District Court for the Southern District of New York, granted final approval of the parties’ $60 million settlement.
Freed Kanner partner Jonathan Jagher was appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In Re: TikTok, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation, MDL No. 2948 (N.D. Ill.), a class action related to allegations of data privacy violations involving the popular app and the creation of short form videos on mobile devices. Jonathan was one of the primary negotiators of the $92 million settlement that received final approval by Judge Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on July 28, 2022.
Freed Kanner partner Kimberly Justice serves as co-lead counsel in this antitrust class action arising from peanut shellers’ wrongful and anticompetitive actions that had the intended purpose and effect of artificially fixing, depressing, maintaining, and stabilizing the price of runner peanuts paid to peanut farmers in the United States over the past 6 years.
Freed Kanner served as an Executive Committee Member in this antitrust class action arising from Apple’s abusive monopoly in the distribution of iOS apps and related products, seeking to get rid of its pricing mandates, and to reimburse developers for overcharges made through abuse of its monopoly power.