Class Actions Case History

Schweinfurth vs. Motorola

Originally filed in 2005, the nationwide class action lawsuit claimed that the Defendant designed, manufactured, distributed and supplied cellular phones with defective charging ports.

Dale Burns, Gary Halpin and Key Hutchins v. Prudential Securities, Inc. and Jeffrey Pickett

Starr Austen & Miller was lead Plaintiffs’ counsel in a class action filed on behalf of approximately 300 Ohio residents who had their brokerage accounts improperly liquidated without authority by Defendants. This case tried to a Marion, Ohio jury, taking over a month to try.

Rosemary Tam and Wayne Tam, et al. v. David M. Housworth and Edward D. Jones & Company

In this case Starr Austen & Miller represented a group of approximately 100 people in a mass action against St. Louis based Edward D. Jones & Company regarding misrepresentations made by the Defendants in a sale of Petro Lewis Oil & Gas limited partnerships. The case was in litigation in Indiana State Court for a protracted period.

Amy Faught v. Whirlpool

This lawsuit charged Whirlpool Corp. and Lowe’s Home Center’s Inc. with manufacturing and selling defective residential water heaters that included thermocouples that failed at an unacceptable rate.  Every time the thermocouple failed, Class Members and their families were left with cold showers, piles of laundry and stacks of dishes.  This case was ultimately joined with Dawn Bowen v. Whirlpool Corporation, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Lowe’s HIW, Inc., and American Water Heater Company in the United States District Court for the Central District of California for the class action settlement.

Please note that results of past cases cannot guarantee future success. To our present and future clients, we commit our best efforts. However, because each case involves many different factors, results will always be different from case-to-case. Cases that may seem similar to the cases listed here are not guaranteed to have the same or similar result. Each case is dependent upon its own set of facts and the only common factor in all the cases summarized here and throughout our website is that Starr Austen & Miller, LLP represented the client.