The parties have reached a settlement in this case. For details of the settlement and to file a claim (you MUST file a claim to receive a refund of your baggage fees at issue in the case), please go to www.bagfeesettlement.com.

American Airlines, Inc. promised certain passengers one or more free checked bags when they travel, and then did not honor those promises by charging said passengers fees to check their bags when they arrive at the airport. Passengers may have received e-ticket confirmation emails promising free bags, or held AA-branded credit cards, held elite status (such as AA Gold or AA Platinum), or purchased Business or First-Class tickets that entitled them to one or more free checked bags. Though many passengers were entitled to one or more free checked bags, AA charged them to check their bags.

On February 24, 2021, our firm filed a class action lawsuit alleging that American Airlines routinely overcharges customers for baggage fees. A copy of the complaint can be found here. Additionally, a copy of the Order regarding Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification can be found here.

American Airlines, Inc. promised certain passengers one or more free checked bags when they travel, and then did not honor those promises by charging said passengers fees to check their bags when they arrive at the airport. Passengers may have received e-ticket confirmation emails promising free bags, or held AA-branded credit cards, held elite status (such as AA Gold or AA Platinum), or purchased Business or First-Class tickets that entitled them to one or more free checked bags. Though many passengers were entitled to one or more free checked bags, AA charged them to check their bags.

On February 24, 2021, our firm filed a class action lawsuit alleging that American Airlines routinely overcharges customers for baggage fees. A copy of the complaint can be found here. Additionally, a copy of the Order regarding Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification can be found here.

On September 2, 2021, the Court certified two classes of passengers who received free checked bag promises in E-Ticket Emails (the “Email Class”), and passengers holding co-branded credit cards (the “Credit Card Class”).

On April 2, 2015, a lawsuit was initiated by Plaintiff and Class Representative Eric Krobath against South Nassau Communities Hospital (“Hospital”) in the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on behalf of himself and the Hospital’s uninsured emergency room patients (“self-pay patients”), who were billed at the Hospital’s full gross charges (“Chargemaster rates”), and whose accounts were not written-off in full by the Hospital without resorting to any form of collection activity. A final settlement agreement was reached in October 2020.

The Settlement includes refunds from the Hospital to the Class, reductions of amounts owed to the Hospital, and policy changes for self-pay patients. For additional information about this class action, please see Notice of Class Settlement, which is available in English and Spanish. If you have any further questions, please fill out the form to the right.

We currently represent, and are investigating additional claims on behalf of, numerous individuals who as children were victims of sexual abuse and harassment.  The Child Victims Act, which went into effect on August 14, 2019, allows persons who suffered sexual assault as a minor to file a civil action against their abusers and the institutions that enabled the abuse until the age of 55.  (Previously, survivors of sexual assault only had until the age of 23 to file a civil lawsuit against.)

In addition, the Child Victims Act contains a “look back” window that now runs until August 14, 2021.  This provision allows all victims, regardless of age, to commence a civil action no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.

If you are a survivor of sexual assault as a minor and would like to consult with an attorney at our firm experienced in representing victims of sexual abuse and harassment, please fill out the form below.  All information submitted will be held in strict confidence.

Our firm has filed a lawsuit seeking overtime pay on behalf of former and current employees who worked as Installers at The Shade Store.  Many persons who have worked as Installers at The Shade Store may be owed unpaid wages for hours worked in excess of forty hours per week.  A copy of the complaint can be reviewed here.  If you would like more information, or would like to opt-in to the lawsuit pending in the Southern District of New York, please fill out the form to your right.

Our firm has filed a lawsuit seeking overtime pay on behalf of former and current employees at Express Scripts who were misclassified as “managers,” despite having no actual managerial duties.  Many former and current employees of Express Scripts may be owed overtime pay as a result. If you would like more information about the lawsuit, or would like to opt-in to the lawsuit pending in the District of New Jersey, please fill out the form to your right.

We are currently investigating claims of individuals with GEICO Car Insurance who have had false reports of accidents and tickets added to their file. These false reports can have an adverse impact on your insurances rates. Likewise, other insurance agencies and credit agencies can see these false reports.

If you have had false reports of accidents and tickets added to your file, please fill out the form to your right.

November 15th, 2019 UPDATE:

Hertz has recently filed a motion stating that it is not liable for deceptive practices at its European locations. Our response can be found here: Plaintiff’s Brief in Opposition to Defendant’s MSJ.

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On December 17th, 2016 GSA and Beranbaum Menken LLP filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of New York and its Department of Correction for illegally strip and/or body cavity searching visitors to City jails.  Randomly strip searching visitors to City jails is illegal and a violation of the DOC’s directives.  The lawsuit alleges that the City is systematically performing strip searches without individualized reasonable suspicion that the visitor is concealing contraband.
On October 30, 2019, Plaintiffs’ Preliminary Approval of the Class Action Settlement was approved by the Court. If you visited (or attempted to visit) an inmate who was housed at a New York City Department of Corrections facility between November 23rd, 2012 and October 30th, 2019, and were subject to an invasive search by a DOC employee please contact our firm. A Class Notice will be sent out on December 5th, 2019 to people who we suspect could have been victim to an invasive search. The last day to submit a claim for this case is April 27th, 2020. Please return to this website in the next couple of weeks to access the settlement’s notice and the claims website.
The case is Grottano et al. v. City of New York, et al., 15 Civ. 9224, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.