Representative Cases

Yates v. All American

The firm represented a class of plaintiffs who were charged illegal referral and title fees in real estate closings.  Alleging RESPA, RICO, and consumer protection claims, the firm successfully recovered the fees paid by consumers to the sham business that perpetrated the scheme. See 487 F.Supp.2d 579 (E.D. Pa. 2007).

Dua v. Comcast

In a series of three related cases (of which Dua was the lead case), the firm recovered more than $20 million for Maryland cable customers who were charged illegal late fees.  In addition, the firm helped establish a legal landmark by successfully arguing before Maryland’s highest court that legislative action cannot retroactively strip consumers of their right to seek redress for a company’s illegal acts.  See 370 Md. 604, 805 A.2d 1061 (2002).

Hankins v. Carmax

Maryland law requires car dealers to disclose to buyers if a car has previously been used as a rental vehicle—a fact that can reduce the value of a car by as much as 20 percent.  In Hankins v. Carmax, the firm settled the claims for thousands of buyers alleging that they had unwittingly been sold vehicles that had previously been used as rental vehicles.

Taylor v. Savings First

The firm represented a class of low-income homeowners challenging the practice of “table funding” mortgage loans (under the Maryland Finder’s Fee Act).  The Finder’s Fee Act is a consumer protection statute that is designed to prevent illegal mortgage flipping and eliminate unnecessary costs in real estate lending. The firm negotiated two settlements, one with each defendant, recovering more than $8 million.

Brittingham v. Prosperity Mortgage

The firm recovered over $6.2 million in illegal referral fees on behalf of more than 12,000 Maryland consumers, some of whom were charged as much as $1,800 each in illegal referral fees.

Testwuide v. United States

In nine consolidated cases in the Court of Federal Claims, the firm was lead counsel for the owners of more than 2,000 residential properties located near Naval Air Station Oceana and Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia.  The homeowners sued the United States for violating their Fifth Amendment right to just compensation for taking private property in the form of avigation easements over their homes.  The firm negotiated settlement of the claims for more than $34 million.

Reimer v. Columbia Medical Plan

In a series of class action cases against five Maryland HMOs, the firm was lead counsel representing HMO members who had been charged illegal fees by their respective HMO.  The five settlements recovered more than $8 million for the HMO members, for which lawyers from the firm and their co-counsel were named 2009 Trial Lawyers of the Year by the Maryland Association for Justice.

Crowder v. AmeriCredit Financial

The firm has represented consumers who have had their automobiles repossessed in violation of Maryland’s consumer finance statutes. Crowder was the first of numerous similar cases, which have resulted in relief exceeding $70 million for Gordon, Wolf & Carney's clients.

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