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At McCuneWright, the statement of being the Inland Empire's Premier Complex Litigation Practice is based on the most critical factor in defining success: client outcomes. McCuneWright is the best choice for your complex litigation matters. Here is why:

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  • Results. McCuneWright attorneys have a long history of success on behalf of their clients. Their many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements are outlined in the McCuneWright Successes page and include a $203 million trial verdict in a consumer fraud class action, a $35 million settlement in a consumer fraud class action, a $4.28 million trial verdict in a personal injury case, and a $13 million settlement in a product liability case.

  • Experience. Past experience is important to obtaining future results. The attorneys at McCuneWright have experience in complex litigation. That experience includes successful litigation against virtually every major insurance company. That experience also includes successful litigation against every major American and Japanese automobile manufacturer in product liability cases. That experience includes successful litigation against many Fortune 500 companies in consumer fraud class actions. Finally, that experience includes successful litigation in a variety of complex litigation matters including wrongful termination, environmental litigation, and pension fraud.

  • Training. Quality preparation brings about quality results. McCuneWright's Attorneys were academic leaders in their respective universities and law schools, which include UC Berkeley, USC, Pepperdine, UC Irvine, Cornell, and Tulane.

  • Resources. For a litigation firm to succeed, it should be at the forefront of technology and must have the human and financial resources to meet the challenges of complex litigation against Fortune 500 companies. Today's technologies and resources are fully utilized by the McCuneWright legal team. McCuneWright has the attorneys, staff relationships, and resources to litigate all size complex litigation matters.

  • Service. McCuneWright's dedication to the highest level of client service emphasizes anticipating and meeting the needs of its clients. One of the most important ways in which McCuneWright delivers this client service is by maintaining a small case load per attorney insuring that each client's case receives the time and attention complex litigation requires.

  • Reputation. The strength and reputation that McCuneWright has achieved through the years has allowed it to now be one of the largest plaintiff law firms headquartered in the Inland Empire. It receives a high number of its cases through referrals from past clients and other attorneys.

  • Recognition. McCuneWright's successes and experience have not gone unnoticed in consumer, legal, or media circles. In the last two years, McCuneWright attorneys and clients have been featured or quoted on NBC The Today Show, CNN, and Fox to name a few. McCuneWright attorneys and clients have also received extensive attention in print media, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, Daily Journal, Riverside Press Enterprise, San Bernardino Sun and Forbes Magazine.

  • McCuneWright's mission remains to attain its full, fair, and just compensation from all responsible parties for its clients' injuries and damages and, where possible, to effectuate change that will prevent future loss of physical and financial health.
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McCuneWright’s Verdict of $203 million against Wells Fargo is Upheld on Appeal
  • On October 29, 2014, approximately four and one-half years after McCuneWright, LLP, obtained a $203 million verdict on behalf of California customers against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., on the basis that the bank had misled and misrepresented to customers how it processed debit card charges in order to generate additional overdraft fees, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that Judge Alsup properly ruled in favor of the Wells Fargo customers.

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  • Wells Fargo Loses Appeal of $203 Million Court Award

McCuneWright Obtains a $23.3 million Verdict on Behalf of a Shareholder of a Closely Held Corporation

  • Following a six-week trial in a California Superior Court, McCuneWright partners David Wright and Kristy Arevalo obtained a verdict of $23.3 million on behalf of their client, a 50% owner of a closely held corporation, who had been frozen out of profit distributions by the other shareholder and board of directors. The Court awarded the $23.3 million in damages and set the case for further proceedings on the amount of punitive damages to award to McCuneWright’s client. It is believed that this verdict is that county’s highest verdict in 2014.

McCuneWright Confirms Settlement in Hyundai and Kia MPG Fraudulent Advertising Class Actions

Judge Gives Final Approval in 1.6 Billion Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Class Action Settlement
Court Reinstates McCuneWright’s Verdict Against Wells Fargo Bank
  • On May 14, 2013, Judge William H. Alsup reinstated the $203 million verdict against Wells Fargo Bank on behalf of the over 1 million customers who had been improperly charged overdraft fees as a result of Wells Fargo’s misrepresentations of its posting practice. This action was in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal decision that had directed Judge Alsup to determine the amount of damages from the misrepresentation practice, after finding that the claims that the posting practice itself was illegal were preempted by Federal law.

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McCuneWright Confirms Settlement in Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration National Class Action Lawsuit
  • Three years after filing the nation’s first class action suit against Toyota for sudden unintended acceleration, Richard McCune confirms that Plaintiffs and Toyota have reached a settlement agreement

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  • Settlement Agreement

McCuneWright Files MPG Fraudulent Advertising Class Action Suit Against Ford Motor Company

  • McCuneWright, LLP, has filed a national class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for fraudulent MPG advertising. The complaint specifically identifies the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid and the 2013 Fusion Hybrid models, alleging, but not exclusively, violation of false advertising laws, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.
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  • Tests show Ford Fusion, C-MAX hybrids don’t live up to 47 MPG claims
    ConsumerReports.org, Published: December 6, 2012

California Hyundai MPG Fraud Class Action Awarded Tentative Certification

Hyundai and Kia Admit to Inflated MPG Claims

  • Automakers Hyundai and Kia have been overstating MPG claims (which have been used in their advertising) for the past several years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on November 2, 2012. For the past eleven months, McCuneWright, LLP has been litigating this issue in a Federal national class action filed in the Central District of California.
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The Court Rules Hyundai MPG Class Action Case Can Go Forward

  • Hyundai filed a motion challenging whether their respective consumer class action alleging deceptive advertising of the miles per gallon information in vehicles could go forward. On April 23, 2012, the Judge denied Hyundai's motion to dismiss the case, and ruled the case can go forward.
  • Court Rules the Hyundai MPG Class Action Can Move Forward

United States Supreme Court Decision Does Not Prevent La Sierra University Employees Lawsuit

  • On January 11, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in a case that has direct implications in the lawsuit where McCuneWright, LLP, is representing three La Sierra University employees.
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Richard McCune Selected as a Finalist for 2010-2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award

  • On August 30, 2011, Richard McCune was named as a finalist for the esteemed 2010-2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year award, as a result of the ground-breaking $200 million verdict in Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in which United States District Judge William Alsup found that Wells Fargo had engaged in an unfair and illegal scheme of assessing overdraft fees on debit cards to California Wells Fargo customers. Wells Fargo was also ordered to stop the practice. The Consumer Attorney of the Year is named annually by the Consumer Attorneys of California. The winner will be announced on November 12, 2011.

McCuneWright Responds to Defendants' Filings in La Sierra University Employees' Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Richard McCune to Speak at Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Conference

  • McCuneWright, LLP partner, Richard McCune will be speaking at the national legal conference on motor vehicle litigation in Phoenix, Arizona March 30-April 1, 2011. Mr. McCune will be addressing recent developments in product liability consumer class actions and mass torts. The conference is presented by the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee and the Automobile Law Committee.

Richard McCune Named to Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in Toyota Unintended Acceleration National Class Action

Richard McCune Named by the Leadership in the Wells Fargo and Citibank MDL Overdraft National Class Action Cases

Richard McCune Interviewed on the NBC Today Show Regarding Toyota Unintended Acceleration Issues and Recall
Richard McCune's Interview on ABC Channel 7 San Francisco Discussing the Importance of McCuneWright's Preliminary Injunction Requesting That Toyota's Recall Be Expanded to Include More Models and Model Years
David Wright and McCuneWright Client Nicole Posen are Interviewed by CNN Regarding Ms. Posen's Accident in Her Toyota and McCuneWright's Class Action Lawsuit Against Toyota for Sudden Unintended Acceleration
McCuneWright Files Preliminary Injunction Seeking to Have Toyota Acceleration Lawsuit to Include More Models and Years
Richard McCune Interviewed by CNN Regarding McCuneWright's Class Action Lawsuit Against Toyota for Sudden Unintended Acceleration