Hibnick v. Google Inc.

Filing 42

Declaration of Gary E. Mason in Support of Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement filed byJohn Case, Barry Feldman, Lauren Maytin, Mark Neyer, Andranik Souvalian, Katherine C Wagner, Rochelle Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9)(Related document(s) 41 ) (Mason, Gary) (Filed on 9/3/2010)

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Hibnick v. Google Inc. Doc. 42 Att. 7 Law offices of EXHIBIT 7 AMAMGBO & ASSOCIATES A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION Attorneys at law 7901 Oakport Street, Suite 4900 Oakland, California 94621 Telephone: (510) 615-6000 Facsimile: (510) 615-6025 Email:info@amamgbolaw.com Amamgbo & Associates is a Seven attorney firm that has a comprehensive and diverse practice that is unique among law firms that represent only plaintiffs. Our cases typically involve employment discrimination, consumer fraud and false advertising, employment discrimination and unlawful employment practices, environmental damage and toxic exposures, antitrust violations and the abuse of human and civil rights. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits, Amamgbo & Associates possesses sophisticated legal skills and the financial resources necessary for the handling of large, complex cases. We take great pride in our innovative approach to the practice of law and our firm's leadership role in cases. Amamgbo and Associates is well-capitalized, allowing it to dedicate considerable resources and to advance expenses in contingent class action cases to the fullest extent necessary to achieve the best possible result for class members. The firm has grown internally and internationally through years dedication and hard work. Amamgbo & Associates, APC has, in association with other plaintiffs' firm, successfully represented thousands of plaintiffs in over 60 myriad complex litigations involving sophisticated issues of facts and law. C. Donald Amamgbo has been appointed lead Class counsel State Class action and elected to a leadership position in MDL cases. These efforts have resulted in recoveries hundreds of millions of dollars for plaintiffs. A brief sample of some of Amamgbo & Associates cases include; Norman Thomason v. Household International Inc., et al (United State Dist. Ct. Northern Div. C 02-2529 CW). Amamgbo & Associates and several other law firms nationwide are presently prosecuting a very complex class action against defendants alleging violation of HOEPA 15 U.S. 1639 and/or HELCPA 15 U.S. 15 1637 (a), predatory lending practices in violation of Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act, 12 U.S.C. 2601 et seq, 15 U.S.C. 1637a (a, b & e), California Unfair Competition Act, Bus. & Prof. Code 17200 et seq., and Consumer fraud in violation of California Consumer Legal Remedies Act 1770. This case settled for $500 million. In Re Wireless Telephone Federal Cost Recovery Fees Litigation 4:30 MD 01559 United States District of Missouri. Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee charged with prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq Automobile Antitrust Cases JCCP Nos. 4298 & 4303 Los Angeles, Amamgbo & Associates is part of a team of lawyers prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. Page -1- AMAMGBO AND ASSOCIATES FIRM RESUME Dockets.Justia.com EXHIBIT 7 Carbon Black Cases JCCP No. 4323 San Francisco, Amamgbo & Associates Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee charged with prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. Credit/debit Card Typing Cases JCCP No 4335 San Francisco, Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee charged with prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq In re Fairbanks Capital Case 1 & 11 JCCP Nos 4282 & 4284 Contra Costa County, Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee charged with prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. Recently, a nationwide settlement has been reached with defendants in this case. This Case settled for $50 million. Insurance Companies Cases JCCP No 4249 Los Angeles, Amamgbo & Associates is part of a team of lawyers prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq William Hearn vs. Ocwen Financial Services Inc, Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee charged with prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq In Re: Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1566 (ALL CASES). These class actions before Hon. Philip M. Pro, Federal Court, Las Vegas allege that Defendants manipulated the market for natural gas in California by (1) engaging in false reporting to the trade press of the prices and volumes of natural gas sales on unregulated "spot" markets; (2) sharing daily price information for natural gas through various computer software programs and Internet websites, and/or (3) entering into "wash" sales in which Defendants and their co-conspirators simultaneously bought and sold natural gas to each other for the same price on the same day, causing the market to believe that there was a greater demand for natural gas than actually existed, thus artificially inflating the price of natural gas. Urethane Cases: JCCP 4367. (antitrust class action on behalf of all California indirect purchasers of Urethane); Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting this case on behalf of the class. Fred Williams v. WFS Financial Case No. RG 03109601 Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq, California Unruh Act, Civ. Code 51 and 52. Some of the acts complained of against defendant include; maintaining a policy in which WFS approved dealers impose a standard less subjectively determined finance charge markup, discriminatory finance charge markups. Page -2- AMAMGBO AND ASSOCIATES FIRM RESUME EXHIBIT 7 Crystal DeFrantz v. Visa USA, Inc. Amamgbo & Associates has filed a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq this case is in the process of being coordinated with other similar cases filed by various firms across California. Finance Markup Cases; JCCP No. 4346. Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee of charged with prosecuting the above a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq, California Unruh Act, Civ. Code 51 and 52. Some of the acts complained of against defendant include; maintaining a policy in which WFS approved dealers impose a standard less subjectively determined finance charge markup, discriminatory finance charge markups. This case has settled for approximately $290 million. Sutter Health Uninsured Pricing Cases: JCCP 4388. Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. Tenet Healthcare Cases 11 JCCP 4289 Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting a class action case against defendants for violation California unfair competition law and violations of Consumer legal Remedies etc. This case has settled for approximately $250 million. Christopher Rovere v. Shering Plough Corporation Case No. RG 120726. Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee charged with prosecuting the above class action case against defendants for violation California Business and Professional Code Sections 17500 and 17200 et seq, this case is in the process of being coordinated with other similar cases filed by various firms across California. Polyester Staple Cases JCCP No 4278. Amamgbo & Associates in conjunction with 37 other law firms are involved in the a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. Romney Darkin vs Debeers Centenary: RG 04174299. (antitrust class action on behalf of all California indirect purchasers of Diamond); Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Counsel Committee charged with prosecuting the above case against defendants for violation. This case has settled for $250 million. In Re Sunscreen Cases: JCCP 4352. Amamgbo & Associates is part of a team of lawyers prosecuting the above class action which alleges that defendants violated California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq In Re GCC Richmond Works Cases (J.C.C.P Case No.2906). On July 26,1993, General Chemical Corporation based in Richmond, California released toxic chemicals and pollutants such as Hydrogen Sulphide, Sulphur Dioxide into the ambient air affecting over 40,000 residents of Richmond and the surrounding cities. Amamgbo & Ezeife represented over 3,000 plaintiffs from 1993 to 1995. Several class actions were co-ordinated and after over two years of litigation, a class was certified for settlement purposes following a $180 million settlement with defendants. Page -3- AMAMGBO AND ASSOCIATES FIRM RESUME EXHIBIT 7 In Re: ATM Fee Antitrust Litigation C04-2676 VRW. Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. In Re Unocal Refinery Litigation (Contra Costa County Sup. Ct. Case No. C94-04141). Following a 16 day release of chemical compounds such as CATACARB, Amamgbo & Ezeife filed a class action on behalf of plaintiffs for injuries due to exposure to dangerous chemical compounds. Following consolidation and intense litigation the matter was settled for $80 million. In Re IDT Corp Calling Card Litigation: MDL 1550. Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. This case has settled for $25 million. In Re Tosco SFR litigation (Contra Costa County Sup. Ct. Case No. C97-01637). On April 16, 1997 and again on January 7, 1998, Tosco Refinery released several thousand pounds of hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide into the ambient air. The release affected such communities as Rodeo, San Pablo, Benicia amongst others. Amamgbo & Associates, filed a class action against Tosco. As trial counsel and member of plaintiffs' executive committee, Amamgbo & Associates actively participated in the management and litigation of the case. The case was settled one week before trial for $2.5 million. Currently, Amamgbo & Associates is responsible for the management of all funds disbursements to plaintiffs. Silva Kieta vs Apple Computers Inc: RG 04164628. Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. This case has settled for over $60 million. In Re Westley Tire Fire Litigation (Santa Clara County Sup. Ct. Case No. CV801282). On September 22, 1999, 7 million tires illegally stored in Westley, California burst into flames following a lightening strike. The fire burned for over five weeks releasing smoke and carcinogens into the atmosphere. Several surrounding communities were affected by the release. Amamgbo & Associates filed a class action against multiple defendants and that case was consolidated with several other class actions. Presently, Amamgbo & Associate has been appointed by the court as a member of plaintiffs' trial and management team. After several months of extensive litigation and two mediation sessions before Justice Panelli (Rtd), CMS, one of the named defendants, reached a settlement with the plaintiffs for $9 million pending approval. Amamgbo & Associates is part of plaintiffs' trial team gearing up for trial in October 2004 against remaining defendants. The rest of the defendants settled on the eve of trial. African Watch vs International Paper Co Case No: CGC 04-433178. Amamgbo & Associates in association with other firms is prosecuting a class action case against defendants for violation of California Business and Professional Code Sections 16720 and 17200 et seq. Van Tonder, et al v. Chevron Corp. (J.C.C.P. No. 4103). On March 25, 1999 an explosion occurred at Chevron Refinery, Richmond, California that resulted in the spewing of toxic chemical into the atmosphere of the surrounding communities. The conflagration lasted for several days resulting in complaints of injuries by area residents who were ordered to shelter in place as a result of the fire and Page -4- AMAMGBO AND ASSOCIATES FIRM RESUME EXHIBIT 7 chemical release. Amamgbo & Associates filed the first class action and represents the named class representative Van Tonder in the said lawsuit which has since been consolidated with other similar lawsuits before Judge Bea of San Francisco Superior Court. Amamgbo & Associates serves as a member of the team managing the litigation of this complex case set tentatively for phase one trial in December 2004. Treanannette Pierson -Novarao et al v. General Chemical Corporation (Alameda County Sup. Ct. Case No. 2002-056513). On May 1, 2001 November 29, 2001 and November 30, 2001 following a power outage in the General Chemical Plant, a failure caused by the defective design in the power backup system caused an explosion in the plant resulting in the release of thousand of pounds of such toxic compounds as hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide. The toxic cloud resulted in complaints of injuries by area residents who were ordered to shelter in place by government officials as a result of the release. On May 01, 2002, Amamgbo & Associates, filed a lawsuit designated as complex, on behalf of over four thousand plaintiffs. A team of over 30 experienced lawyers voted to have Amamgbo & Associates lead the prosecution of this very complicated and complex case. This case has settled for $6.25 million. Patrick Onyeije v. International Telecom Exchange Inc., (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California) Case No. C06-07953 SSA. On December 29, 2006 Amamgbo & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against several companies that market calling cards for violation of California Business and Profession Code Section 17538.9. Amamgbo and Associates is the Lead Counsel in this case. Charles Amamgbo v. British Airways et al., (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California) Case No. C06-07911. Anti-Trust class action lawsuit alleging that British Airways and other carriers engaged in a contract, combination or conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, peg or stabilize the prices of international passenger transportaion sold in the United States. Lois The Pie Queen v. Ajinomoto USA , (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California) Case No. C06-07951 JCS Anti-Trust class action lawsuit alleging that Ajinomoto and others engaged in a contract, combination or conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, peg or stabilize the prices of Aspertame sold in the United States. Greenwell v. Belkins Corporation (U.S. District Court, Central District of California) Case No. C06-5144 GPS. Class action complaint alleging breach of warranty by defendant Bilkin. Romney v. Alliance Semiconductor Corp. (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California) Case No. C06-07950 SC. Anti-Trust class action lawsuit alleging that defendants engaged in a contract, combination or conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, peg or stabilize the prices of SRAM. In Re Vitamin C Anti Trust Litigation. MDL-1738. Anti-Trust class action lawsuit alleging that defendants engaged in a contract, combination or conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, peg or stabilize the prices of Vitamin C. In Re Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation. MDL-1742. Nationwide Complex litigation against Johnson & Johnson manufacturers of the birth control patch. Page -5- AMAMGBO AND ASSOCIATES FIRM RESUME EXHIBIT 7 In Re Methyl Methacrylate (MMA). MDL-1768. Nationwide Anti Trust class action lawsuit alleging that defendants engaged in a contract, combination or conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, peg or stabilize the prices of MMA. Julian Carrol v. AT&T Mobility LLC. (Alameda Superior Court Case No. RG 06303263). Consumer Class Action against defendants for violation of California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California False Adverstisement Act and California UCL laws. M.A.C Cosmetics Case. JCCP No 4471. Class action complaint alleging violation of California Civil Code Section 1747.08 (Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971). Maxwell Njelita v. Crompton Corporation (NBR Cases) (San Francisco Superior Court Case No. 04-431529). Consumer Class Action against defendants for violation of California Cartwright Act and California UCL Laws. Bathroom Fittings Case JCCP No 4415. Consumer Class Action against defendants for violation of California Cartwright Act and California UCL Laws. Lisa Blackwell v. Apple Computer (United States District Court Northern District of California) Case No. C06-00908. Consumer Class Action against defendants for violation of California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California False Adverstisement Act and California UCL Laws. Farm Raised Salmon Case. JCCP No. 4329 Consumer Class Action against defendants for violation of California UCL Laws. M3 Power Razor System Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation MDL Docket No. 1704. Consumer Class Action against defendants for violation of the consumer protection laws of several states including California. Amamgbo & Associates is a member of Plaintiffs' Steering Committee of six. Page -6- AMAMGBO AND ASSOCIATES FIRM RESUME

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