Our Class Action Cases
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At Harmon Parker, P.A., we are committed to fighting for what is right. With the individual and the consumer’s best interests in mind, we fight hard to hold powerful corporations accountable for their actions.
Over the years, our team has worked on numerous class action lawsuits. Read on to learn more about our recent class action cases.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about class actions we have worked on, contact us at (813) 452-4144.
AA Suncoast Chiropractic Clinic v. Progressive American Insurance Company, et al.
Florida’s No-Fault Law allows insureds to recover $10,000 in PIP benefits if an authorized provider determines the insured has an Emergency Medical Condition. However, only if the insured’s treating provider determines that the insured does not have an EMC (or if no EMC determination is documented) then the insured can only recover only $2,500 in PIP benefits. Shortly after this change to the No-Fault Law was adopted, Progressive began obtaining negative EMC determinations from its own non-treating providers to preempt or override affirmative EMC determinations made by treating providers.
We brought suit in 2015 to challenge this practice, and the case was ultimately assigned to a federal judge in the Middle District of Florida. In 2017, the court certified an injunctive and declaratory relief class that would require Progressive to restore class members to the claims handling process that would have existed but for Progressive’s negative EMC practices.
Lea Family Partnership LLC v. City of Temple Terrace
The City of Temple Terrace’s Rental Housing requires every property owner of a dwelling subject to the Program to obtain an annual rental permit from the fire department prior to leasing or renting its property. The Code makes it unlawful for any property owner to allow a tenant to occupy the property unless the owner pays a permit fee and files an application, which the City treats as advanced consent to periodic comprehensive property inspections. The Ordinance coerces payment of fees and property owners’ “consent to inspections” through threats of stiff monetary penalties and imprisonment, all of which increase for each day of non-compliance.
Lea Family has owned and rented at least six rental properties that have been subjected to the Rental Housing Program, all of which have been inspected multiple times. And, Lea Family has paid more than $3,000 in permitting fees. We filed suit in 2016 challenging the constitutionality of the Ordinance under the protections secured by the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In March 2019, the Court certified a class of similarly situated property owners that were subjected to the Program, and whose properties were inspected at least once prior to a tenant taking occupancy. The City acknowledges that Plaintiff has not voluntarily and knowingly consented to any of the inspections conducted by the City; and the City acknowledges that Plaintiff has been faced with criminal charges, fines, and potential loss of rental income for failing to consent to warrantless searches of its rental properties pursuant to the terms of the housing ordinance.
Nicholes v. Combined Insurance Company of America
We filed this class action on August 23, 2016, alleging that Combined deceived West Virginia insurance consumers when selling certain supplemental medical insurance policies by leading them to believe those policies would pay them benefits directly when, in actuality, Combined would not pay them benefits because of their Medicaid status and instead would pay benefits only to their medical providers. After two years of hard-fought litigation, the case was successfully resolved in February 2019.
Seldin v. Ingenious Designs
The My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini are Joy Mangano products manufactured by Ingenious Designs, LLC and are sold and distributed by HSN (now QVC), Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and other retailers. We filed suit this year in a New York federal court alleging that the steamers leak boiling water from their seams and spew boiling water in a dangerous manner when used as instructed. We also represent individuals who have been seriously burned by the steamers.
We allege that Ingenious Design Defendant has known about these dangers since at least 2013 through consumer complaints. And, the company was vividly reminded of these dangers in 2016 while steamers were being filmed for a live Home Shopping Network promotion and boiling water repeatedly leaked and spewed, burning HSN employees and the professional models being featured in the videos. Please contact us if you have had a similar experience with a My Little Steamer product.
Nursing Home Abuse, Decubitus Ulcer Death, Polk $1.5 Million
Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Sarasota $1.3 Million
Automobile Accident, Wrongful Death of 89 year old, Hillsborough $2.8 Million
Negligent Security, Hillsborough $1.9 Million
Automobile Accident, Near Amputation, Hillsborough $1.9 Million
Automobile Accident, Hillsborough $1.7 Million
Automobile Accident, Spinal Injury, Sarasota $8 Million
Automobile Accident, Brain Injury, Manatee $6.5 Million
Automobile Accident, Wrongful Death, Hillsborough $5.4 Million
Products liability/negligent maintenance case, Hardee $3.1 Million
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