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$16.25 Million Settlement
Reached with Bosa

The lawsuit alleges that Bosa misrepresented the square footage
of the units in a “bait and switch” scheme. On October 10, 2014,
the court approved the settlement.
Once the Court's ruling becomes
final, settlement checks will be sent, probably in the first quarter of 2015.

For more information, or to
provide us with your contact information, click here

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$5.3 Million Settlement Reached
Over FitFlop-Branded Footwear Products

A proposed settlement with the
makers of FitFlop-branded sandals
and other footwear products has
been reached. To submit a claim
for a cash refund, click here.

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provide us with your contact information, click here

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Settlement Reached for
Californians Over Bank of America
Escrow Account Practices

A proposed, non-monetary settlement
with Bank of America has been
reached concerning certain residential properties in California. 
To submit a claim, click here.

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provide us with your contact information, click here

 

Attorney Profiles

Timothy G. Blood

Email: tblood@bholaw.com
Phone: 619.338.1100
Fax: 619.338.1101
VCard

Mr. Blood is the firm’s managing partner. His practice has focused on complex litigation, including class action litigation, since the early 1990’s. Mr. Blood has tried class action cases and is highly regarded in the field of consumer protection law, including California’s Unfair Competition Law and Consumers Legal Remedies Act. 

Mr. Blood has represented millions of retail consumers, holders of life, automobile and homeowner insurance policies, mortgagors, credit card customers, homeowners, and victims of race discrimination. He practices in both state and federal courts throughout the country, and has represented the interests of consumers formally or informally before the Federal Trade Commission, the California Department of Justice, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office and the California Department of Insurance. He has worked with the Federal Trade Commission to obtain record setting recoveries for consumers. In In re Skechers Toning Shoes Prods. Liab. Litig., Mr. Blood’s work with the Federal Trade Commission resulted in the largest consumer recovery in a false advertising action in FTC history. More>

Leslie E. Hurst

Email: lhurst@bholaw.com
Phone: 619.338.1100
Fax: 619.338.1101
VCard

Ms. Hurst is a co-founding partner of the firm. Prior to founding the firm, Ms. Hurst was a partner at Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP and an associate at Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP. 

Her practice has focused on complex class action lawsuits, including federal multi-district litigation and California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings, with an emphasis on consumer fraud and insurance cases under California’s consumer protection statutes. More>

Thomas J. O’Reardon II

Email: toreardon@bholaw.com
Phone: 619.338.1100
Fax: 619.338.1101
VCard

Mr. O’Reardon is a co-founding partner of the firm. His practice focuses exclusively on complex class action lawsuits involving consumer fraud, insurance fraud and antitrust violations.  Mr. O’Reardon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Wake Forest University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego. He is licensed to practice law in all California state courts, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. O’Reardon worked at Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP. There, Mr. O’Reardon worked on numerous complex class action litigation matters, including actions involving: annuity policies marketed and sold to senior citizens; insurer kickbacks known as “contingent commissions” in the property and casualty insurance brokerage industry; Sherman Act claims against the world’s largest manufacturers of random access memory for computers; invasions of credit card holder’s rights of privacy; false and deceptive advertising of consumer goods and wireless telephone services; automobile insurers’ unlawful practices with respect to installment pay plans; and dangerous and defective products, including recalled children’s toys. He was also part of the team representing the California Department of Insurance against five of the largest employee benefit insurance companies for violations relating to their failure to disclose payments of contingent commissions to brokers. As a result of the action, all five defendants agreed to sweeping changes in their disclosure practices. More>

Paula M. Roach

Email: proach@bholaw.com
Phone: 619.338.1100
Fax: 619.338.1101
VCard

Paula M. Roach is an associate with the firm. Her practice focuses on complex class action litigation, including consumer and antitrust cases. Ms. Roach earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2004 and graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law in 2007. While at California Western, Ms. Roach was a member of the California Western Law Review and authored Parent-Child Relationship Trumps Biology: California’s Definition of Parent in the Context of Same-Sex Relationships, 43 Cal. W. L. Rev. 235 (2006). She is a member of the California Bar and is licensed to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits. More>