Examples of class actions
where Ms. Caldwell has served or is presently serving as lead or co-lead counsel
In re SEPTA MVFRL Interest Litigation (Philadelphia County, PA)
Ms. Caldwell is lead counsel in this certified class action on behalf of any person, institution, corporation or entity who provided any “medical benefit” (as that term is defined in § 1711 and § 1712 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (“MVFRL”), 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq.) to SEPTA’s insureds arising out of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents, where SEPTA’s payment of such benefit are or were “overdue” in whole or in part (as defined in §1716 of the MVFRL) and SEPTA has not paid any interest on such overdue benefits.
Curley v. CoreStates Bank N.A. (Philadelphia County, PA)
Ms. Caldwell was lead counsel in this class action, which challenged CoreStates' check processing, payment and return policy. A $2.2 million fund was created to compensate plaintiffs and the members of the Class for insufficient funds charges collected from their accounts as a result of the Bank's policy.
Flaxman v. Countrywide(Cook County, Illinois)
Ms. Caldwell was co-counsel in this class action challenging Countrywide's assessment of a $60 fee to obtain a mortgage pay-off statement. A class was certified, and discovery was conducted. After extensive negotiations, a multi-million dollar settlement was reached.
Selis v. KTI Corp. (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey)
Ms. Caldwell was co-lead counsel in this securities class action, alleging that defendants had artificially inflated the market price of KTI’s securities by misrepresenting KTI’s financial performance and condition. A $3.8 million settlement was reached.
Tague v. Healthfusion, Inc. (United States District Court for the Southern District of California)
Ms. Caldwell was co-lead counsel in this action for unsolicited fax advertisements brought pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The action was successfully resolved with a substantial monetary recovery, as well as injunctive relief, obtained for the members of the class.
Bell v. E-Loan, Inc., et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
Ms. Caldwell was lead counsel in this action for unsolicited fax advertisements (“junk faxes”) brought pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The action was successfully resolved and the class received both a substantial monetary recovery and injunctive relief.
Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company Derivative Action (Philadelphia County, PA)
Ms. Caldwell was one of plaintiffs’ counsel in this shareholder derivative action alleging that the board of directors of Provident breached its fiduciary duty in pursuing an initial plan of conversion which was enjoined as a result of a related class action, and asserting that the board should immediately pursue a conversion of the company that would provide compensation to the policy holders. A multi-million dollar settlement was reached.
Thomas v. NCO Group, Inc., et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania) Ms. Caldwell was lead counsel for the class in this action brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, challenging NCO’s practices with respect to the reporting of stale credit information. Both a monetary settlement and injunctive relief were obtained on behalf of the class.