Recent Tenant Class Actions

  • Justin Regehr, et al v. Greystar Management Services, LP, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, et al; Case No. 1:15-CV-00501-SS; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division ($2.7 million class settlement net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $1,536,500).
  • Jamie Schilling, Sherri Olsen, et al v. Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. and Mid-America Apartments, LP; Case No. 1:14-CV-1049-LY; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division ($2.45 million class settlement; net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $1,346,000).
  • Christopher Garcia, et al v. Camden Property Trust, Camden Development Inc., et al; In the 55th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas; Cause No. 2016-74799 ($2.03 million class settlement; net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $1,450,000)
  • Nathanael Brown, et al v. Lincoln Apartment Management Limited Partnership; In the 419th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas; Cause No. D-1-GN-14-001923 ($1.25 million class settlement; net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $900,000)
  • Brown, et al v. AMLI Management Co; Case No. 1:13-CV-00981-LY; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division ($550,000 class settlement; net amount to class after fees and administration - $115,000; checks to each class member averaging $240).
  • Randa Mulanax, et al v. Steadfast Management Co., et al; Case No. 1:15-CV-1189-RP; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division ($376,000 class settlement; net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $169,256; average checks to each class member - $270).
  • Alex Smith, et al v. Steadfast Management Co., et al; Case No. 1:15-CV-00747-RP; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division ($600,000 class settlement; net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $340,000).
  • Joanne Williams, et al v. Gray Ridge Partners, LP; In the 157th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas; Cause No. 2016-13305 ($461,250 net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $296,250).
  • Chima Ochiagha v. Passco Alanza Brook LP, In the 113th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas; Cause No. 2016-48429 ($330,000); net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $220,000; average check to each household - $680.
  • Daniel Merrill, et al v South Lamar Apartments, LP, et al; In the 200th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas; Cause No. 002573 ($87,500 class settlement); net amount to class after fees and administration costs - $58,000.
  • Victor Mendez, et al v. IMT Pavilion III, LP, et al; Harris County District Court (water surcharge overcharge claims; pending)
  • Samy Rezk, et al v. IMT Chimney Rock, LP, et al; Harris County District Court (water surcharge overcharge claims; pending)
  • Jerome v. Elan 99, et al; Harris County District Court (rent late fee class claim; pending).
  • Cleven, et al v. Mid-America Apartments, LP, et al; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division (rent late fee class claim; pending)
  • Brown v. Mid-America Apartments, LP, formerly Post Apartments Homes, LP; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division (rent late fee class claim; pending).

Other Case Results

  • Multimillion dollar verdict and judgment against an oil and gas company for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.
  • Multimillion dollar class action settlement on behalf of a class of personal watercraft owners.
  • National class action settlements against 2 major credit card banks on behalf of consumers charged late fees based on unreasonable delays and cutoff times in posting consumer payments.
  • Landmark verdict later settled for cash and valuable mineral rights on behalf of a family based on fraud and breach of contract.
  • Arbitration award later settled on behalf of several executives who left stable jobs to work on a start-up company who were denied valuable stock options after the company went public.
  • Settlement of a wrongful death claim stemming from an industrial accident.
  • Construction accident resulting in death settled at trial.
  • Negligence/products liability case for family members burned in a propane fire in an RV settled at trial.
  • Cases filed by franchisees against franchisor for breach of contract and misrepresentation settled collectively (after one case tried to verdict successfully).
  • Wrongful death case against Mexican resort hotel based on a preventable drowning (confidential settlement).

Note: Most of these cases were handled on a contingency fee basis and out of the gross recoveries fees and expenses were deducted from the amounts recovered. In the case of class actions, fees were awarded by the court and included in the overall value of the case.