Blake v. American Family Care, Inc., 599 So. 2d 5 (Ala. 1992) (represented plaintiff/counterdefendant).
Denson, et al. v. Bear, Stearns, et al., 682 So.2d 69 (Ala. 1996) (represented broker/dealer defendant/appellee; holding established that broker/dealer may rescind a securities sale to an Alabama resident where the security was not registered in Alabama).
Abbott Laboratories, Inc. v. Durrett, 746 So.2d 316 (Ala. 1999) (represented plaintiff/ appellee in antitrust case).
Money in a Flash Check Advance, LLC v. Wright, 795 So. 2d 629 (Ala. 2000) (represented appellee plaintiff in payday lending case).
Ex Parte Warrior Lighthouse, Inc., 789 So.2d 858 (Ala. 2001) (represented plaintiff in petition for writ of mandamus; writ granted).
Freeman v. DuPont Pharmaceuticals Co., 790 So. 2d 248 (Ala. 2001) (represented appellant plaintiff in antitrust action).
Leonard v. Terminix International Co., L.P., 854 So. 2d 529 (Ala. 2002) (represented amicus curia Alabama Arise).
J.C. Bradford & Co., L.L.C. v. Vick, 837 So.2d 271 (Ala. 2002) (represented registered representative defendant appellant).
Anders v. Hometown Mortgage Services, Inc., 346 F.3d 1024 (11th Cir. 2003) (represented plaintiff/appellant).
Austin v. Alabama Checkcashers Association, 936 So. 2d 1014 (Ala. 2005) (represented amicus curia Alabama Arise).
CLASS AND DERIVATIVE ACTIONS
Hynes v. The Enstar Group, Inc., Richard Grassgreen et al., CV 90- T-1294-N (M.D. Ala.) (Securities) (Class action filed on behalf of purchasers of publicly sold Enstar stock alleging the stock price was artificially inflated as a result of defendants’ failure to disclose
kickbacks from Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., and Michael Milken given to officers of the company to induce them to purchase for Enstar
junk bonds underwritten by Drexel, which thereby would create the appearance of a market in such bonds and permit Drexel and Milken to manipulate the price of such bonds; see numerous published articles re same; settled for over $19 million).
Dice v. America Online, Inc., CV 97-C-0146-W (N.D. Ala.) (Consumer fraud) (settled consumer action for fraud, unjust enrichment, breach of contract). See related articles: “America Online Failed to Publicize Access Option,” The New York Times, February 10, 1997; “New York Threatens to Sue America Online,” The New York Times, January 25, 1997; “Many Users Not Satisfied With AOL’s Contrition,” January 31, 1997; “Heaviest AOL Users Are Left in Cold by Refund Settlement,” The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 1997; “AOL Hit With More Class-Action Suits,” The New York Times, January 16, 1997.
Kernop, et al. v. Fisher Price, Inc., CV 98-C-2700-W, Northern District of Alabama. Co-counsel for plaintiffs in products liability class action on behalf of class of consumer purchasers of Power Wheels toys (settled). See related articles: “Fire Hazard Spurs Recall of Millions of Ride-on Toys,” The Washington Post, October 22, 1998;
“Mattel to Recall Power Wheel Toys; Charge Pulls Down Earnings by 8.8%”, The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 1998.
Orlando’s Bakery and Ingredients for Bakers v. Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients, GmbH; and Eastman Chemical Company (Chancery Court, Davidson County, Tennessee) (settled). Counsel in price-fixing class action against manufacturers of sorbates, a class of chemical food preservatives, on behalf of food preparation
companies and other users of sorbates. See companion criminal antitrust case, United States of America v. Eastman Chemical Company, No. CR 98-00302-SI (N.D. Ca. 1998).
Ex Parte Warrior Ligh
Morton v. Cyber Services, Technology, L.L.C. (Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama) (counsel for class of customers of “payday loan” businesses in Tuscaloosa County) (arbitration ruling
allowing class arbitration to proceed on appeal to Alabama Supreme Court).
thouse, Inc., 789 So.2d 858 (Ala. 2001) (represented plaintiff in petition for writ of mandamus; writ granted).
Colburn v. Alternative Financial Solutions, Inc., et al., (Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama) (counsel for class of customers of “payday loan” businesses in Tuscaloosa County; settled), CV-2000-1309.
In re America Online Spin-Off Accounts Litigation, MDL 1581 (United States District Court for the Central District of California). Settled. Mr. Gregory served as counsel for plaintiff in Spencer v. America Online, Inc., transferred and consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Nationwide class action on behalf of persons allegedly double-charged for internet services.
Standifer v. Franklin Collection Services, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, CASE NO. CV02- HGD-0446-W. Settled. Class action under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Truth in Lending Act on behalf of persons who entered into debt consolidation agreements with defendant wherein the agreements violated the Truth-in-Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq., and Regulation Z, 12 C.F.R. 226 et seq., by failing to correctly disclose amount financed, failing to itemize amount financed, failing to correctly disclose finance charge, and/or failing to disclose APR.
Fowler, et al. v. City of Tuscaloosa, Circuit Court, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, Case No. CV-2003-1572. Settled. Class action on behalf of 19 and 20-year-old citizens ticketed under city’s “Minor in Lounge” ordinance. Plaintiffs alleged the ordinance violated Alabama law and Alabama Constitution of 1901. Under settlement, class members’ convictions will be expunged.
Brown v. Creditline, Inc. (United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.) (settled) (counsel for nationwide class of customers of “credit repair” service in which plaintiffs allege, inter alia, violations of the Credit Repair Organizations Act).