Managing Attorney Michael Aschenbrener has successfully litigated dozens of class actions throughout the country, helping to secure tens of millions of dollars for consumers. These cases have included claims involving technology, privacy, deceptive trade practices, breaches of contract, computer fraud, consumer fraud, false advertising, copyrights, and more.
- Earll v. eBay, Case No. 5:11-cv-262-EJD (N.D. Cal.). A putative class action brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing persons challenging eBay's practice of requiring those registering as eBay sellers to be able to use a telephone. Currently on appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Gaos v. Google, Case No. 5:10-cv-4809-EJD (N.D. Cal.). A putative privacy class action alleging Google illegally shares Google Search users' search queries with third parties.
- Evans v. Linden, Case No. 4:11-cv-1078-DMR (N.D. Cal.). A certified class action alleging that the company running Second Life, the online virtual world, illegally confiscated the money and virtual property of Second Life users.
- Gawronski v. Amazon, Case No. 09-cv-1084-JCC (W.D. Wash.). A putative class action alleging Amazon remotely deleted the electronic version of several George Orwell books from consumers' Kindles. The case resulted in a settlement ensuring that Amazon can never remotely delete e-books without consumer consent.
- In re Facebook Privacy Litigation, 5:10-cv-2389-JW (N.D. Cal.). A putative privacy class action alleging Facebook shared the personal information of Facebook users with its advertisers in violation of its public promises not to do so.
- In re Zynga Privacy Litigation, 5:10-cv-4680-JW (N.D. Cal.). A putative privacy class action alleging that Zynga shared the personal information of its users with advertisers in violation of its promises.
- In re T-Mobile Sidekick Litigation, 5:09-cv-4854-JW (N.D. Cal.). A cloud computing data loss class action resulting in a settlement valued at over $5 million.
- Turner v. Storm8, 4:09-cv-4854-CW (N.D. Cal.). A privacy class action concerning the alleged harvesting of the personal information of millions of iPhone gaming users. The case resulted in a settlement valued at $8 million.