Class Actions

A Long Record of Success in Class Actions

Blecher Collins & Pepperman has prosecuted and defended high-profile class action lawsuits involving antitrust, unfair competition, and intellectual property.

Since 1971, we have been a pioneering force in the class action arena, with landmark cases that have reached the Supreme Court of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The firm is engaged in a number of recent or ongoing cases with important legal ramifications for class action cases.

Noteworthy class actions:

  • Favorably settled four significant class actions on behalf of music composers and publishers against television networks for the unlicensed use of compositions and recordings, and against record clubs for copyright infringement
  • Favorably settled an antitrust price-fixing lawsuit on behalf of student-athletes against the NCAA involving limits on financial aid to student-athletes
  • Successfully defended a major oil company against consumer class action allegations resulting in a landmark California Supreme Court decision
  • Overturned a federal district court’s dismissal of a class action involving Cartwright Act (price discrimination) allegations
  • Prosecuted a class action on behalf of travel agents against the group of airlines that formed and operated Orbitz, which offered air fare bargains not available to the travel agencies
  • Represented a class of plaintiffs against Visa and MasterCard in a case involving allegations that their “honor all cards” program has unlawfully resulted in higher consumer prices
  • Successfully settled class action claims involving violations of the California Labor Code
  • Successfully settled a legal malpractice class action involving retired football players
Attorneys:  Donald R. Pepperman