Articles Posted in Class Actions

American Airlines, Inc. promised certain passengers one or more free checked bags when they travel. 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.

If you have been overcharged by American Airlines for your baggage fees from 2013 onwards, please contact us to tell us your experience and help us pursue refunds for you and everyone who was overcharged similarly.

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 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.


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.

We are currently investigating claims of individuals who have unknowingly been charged for a membership fee by the intimate clothing brand Savage x Fenty. The company often charges customers for a “VIP Membership” without their knowledge. When shopping, the membership is automatically added into customers’ carts in order to activate discounts. If a customer does not remove the offer from their cart, they will not be charged immediately, but instead they will be charged a monthly fee of $49.95 until they call to cancel the membership.

If you have unknowingly participated in Savage x Fenty’s membership service, please fill out the form to the right.

The action Perez v. Express Scripts, et al, Case No.: 2:19-cv-7752, has been brought in the District of New Jersey on behalf of employees of Express Scripts who were misclassified as “managers” and denied overtime pay.  If you have held the position of manager at Express Scripts, have worked more than 40 hours per week and were not paid overtime wages, and would like more information about this action, please fill out the form to the right.

This class action is brought on behalf of the consumers who use the DoorDash app and who have paid tips on the DoorDash app, reasonably believing that the tip would be received as a wage enhancement for good service by the delivery worker.  Had consumers known that the tip amount on the DoorDash app was paid instead, in whole or in part, to DoorDash and subsidized its cost of doing business, no reasonable person would have agreed to pay a tip a multi-billion dollar tech company.

The filed complaint can be found here: Complaint filed July 29 2019

New York, NY – On February 21st, Judge Victor Marrero approved Plaintiff’s motion requesting class certification in their case against NYU. The case represents previous students of NYU’s Tisch Asia program who were unsatisfied with the quality of their education. When they signed up to participate in the school’s graduate program, they were told that the Singapore program was up to par with the program in New York. They soon learned that Tisch Asia’s classrooms, instructors, and equipment fell well below the standards that NYU had promised. Furthermore, NYU concealed the financial fragility of the program from the students.

Judge Victor Marrero’s order (linked here) granted class certification for the Plaintiffs, setting the parameters of the class as “all student who attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Asia,” and appointing Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP and Schwartz, Ponterio & Leveonson, PLLC as counsel.

Class Action Suit Charges That Reverse Mortgage Lender and Servicer Cause

Homeowners to Accrue Thousands of Dollars of Debt

Central Islip, N.Y.  – Live Well Financial, Inc., and Compu-Link Corporation (“Celink”) put older Americans at risk of foreclosure through mortgage servicing practices that violate homeowners’ reverse mortgage contracts and other laws, according to a class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.