GlobalStar Satellite Services
In 2007, Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys filed a lawsuit against Globalstar, Inc. for failing to disclose material facts regarding the declining quality of its satellite telephone service. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The Plaintiffs allege that Globalstar knew, as early as 2001, that it was experiencing failures in its satellite constellation and its satellite service was rapidly deteriorating and was no longer useful for its intended purpose, yet failed to disclose this information to its potential and existing customers. After years of vigorous litigation, the parties recently reached a settlement which provides monetary relief to the class, attorneys’ fees, and notice of the settlement to the class.
Bausch & Lomb ReNu MoistureLoc Contact Lens Solution
Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys recovered monetary settlements on behalf of individual consumers who suffered serious injuries to their eyes following the use of Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution.
Fleet Bank Interest Rates
Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys represented plaintiffs with claims against Fleet Bank (R.I.), N.A. for changing the interest rate on their credit cards which had been advertised as "fixed." The Court granted final approval of a $4 million settlement in November 2004.
Comcast Cable Late Fees
Whitfield Bryson & Mason represented consumers in an action against Comcast for improperly charged late fees. Under the terms of the Settlement, which was approved by the Court in April 2004, the Comcast and Maryland Defendants will make a cash payment of $13.589 million. Class members may be entitled to refund of up to $5 or $6 for each late fee paid. Certain unclaimed portions of the settlement fund will be distributed pro rata to all current subscribers of the Comcast Defendants by direct credit to their accounts and to the Georgetown University Law Center Environmental Law Clinic, University of Baltimore Clinical Programs and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.