Recent CLASS ACTION lawsuits handled by the Marcarian Law Firm include:
A class action on behalf of students of the ART INSTITUTE OF
CALIFORNIA for unlawful, unfair, fraudulent and predatory business practices . .
On April 11, 2012, The Marcarian Law Firm filed a class action on behalf of
students of the eight campuses of the Art Institute of California who each lost
approximately $57,500 in federal student loans through the unscrupulous and
predatory practices of the Art Institute(s). The eight campuses include
The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, Inc., The Art Institute of
California – Sunnyvale, Inc., The Art Institute of California – Sacramento,
Inc., The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, Inc., The Art Institute of
California – Inland Empire, Inc., The Art Institute of California – Orange
County, Inc., TAIC – San Diego, Inc., and TAIC – San Francisco, Inc.
The lawsuit alleges that students pursuing an Art Institute bachelor's degree
were misled into believing that federal student loans would cover the full cost
of tuition and were never informed that federal student loans had an aggregate
limit, at which time students were forced to withdraw, without their degree and
saddled with federal student loan debt. You can find a
good description of the lawsuit here.
Attorneys of the Marcarian Law Firm would like to speak with any Art
Institute student who was forced to withdraw because they had reached their
federal student loan limit. We would also like to speak with any FORMER
employees of the Art Institute regarding the Art Institute's practices. If
you, or someone you know, has information regarding the Art Institute, please
contact us by telephone at (800) 924-3784 or by
A class action on behalf of 1.6 million California patients for a violation
of their medical privacy . . .
In 2011, attorneys of the Marcarian Law Firm were appointed class
counsel for the settling class in a class action involving 1.6 million
California patients. The lawsuit alleged that the defendants had violated
California's Confidentiality of Medical Information Act ("CMIA"). (Cal.
Civ. Code § 56 et seq.) While they expressly disclaimed
any liability under the CMIA, the defendants
agreed to settle the case for $4 million and undertake certain additional
precautionary measures. After the payment of certain court-approved costs
and fees, almost $3 million was distributed to nine non-profit organizations to
promote medical or patient privacy in California.
A class action on behalf of machine operators who were denied meal and/or
rest breaks . . .
Recently, a Los Angeles Superior Court granted preliminary approval to the
settlement of wage and hour claims that the Marcarian Law Firm brought on behalf
of approximately 250 machine operators of one of the largest custom plastic
injection molding manufacturers on the west coast. The lawsuit alleged that the
defendant had denied the operators their opportunity to take certain meal and
rest breaks. Although the defendant did not admit any liability, it agreed
to settle the case for $216,000. The settlement, if finally-approved by the court, will
provide a substantial payment to these minimum-wage workers for missed meal
and/or rest breaks.
Other class actions . . .
Over the past several years, the Marcarian Law Firm has
represented a number of clients in other class actions involving labor law
violations and pharmaceutical-related matters, litigating against some of the
most capable and prestigious law firms in the nation. The Marcarian Law
Firm is well-seasoned in class action litigation.