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Complex Consumer Litigation

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As a champion of the public interest, Varnell & Warwick is here to protect people and the environment, challenge government, corporate and individual wrongdoing, and increase access to justice. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing consumers against a broad array of corporate wrongdoing. When it's time to hold the powerful accountable for their greed, negligence or abuse of power, we are ready.

We handle nearly all our cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay attorney fees if we win. Often, we use consumer protection laws that provide for the other side to pay our attorney fees when we win. Call to schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our attorneys to see if we can help.

Varnell & Warwick Named 2018 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Public Justice

The Inetianbor team

Inetianbor v. Western Sky Financial was a class action against predatory payday lender CashCall, notorious for charging excessive interest rates and then evading justice by forcing borrowers into a Native American tribal law-based arbitration system that, it claimed, was protected by tribal sovereign immunity and off-limits to American courts. One CashCall client, Abraham Inetianbor, already had a federal court order entered against him forcing him to arbitrate against CashCall when he contacted the law firm of Wallace & Graham for help. Using recordings of the arbitration, the firm persuaded the court to vacate its prior order. That ruling was upheld by the federal appeals court, allowing Inetianbor his day in court.

Critically, the ruling also enabled his counsel to challenge and stop a proposed settlement with CashCall in South Dakota that would have recovered $7 million for all claims nationwide. After they did so, state-by state settlements with CashCall were reached for more than ten times that amount. In Florida, for example, a settlement worth nearly $30 million was obtained. Coordinating closely with the Florida Attorney General and Office of Financial Regulation, the legal team won payment of fines and restitution to Florida agencies, $14,417,810 for the class members, and the voiding of thousands of loans worth nearly $15 million. The defendants were permanently enjoined from future lending in Florida.

 
 
 
 

Varnell & Warwick has been appointed by the Court to act as Class Counsel in the following cases:

  • Allen v. AT&T, In the United States District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, CIV-00- 023-S;
  • Baez v. LTD Financial Services, L.P., In the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 6:15-cv-1043;
  • Bayhylle, et al. v. Jiffy Lube International, In the District Court for Cherokee County, Oklahoma, CJ-2002-352;
  • Bennett v. Coggin Cars, LLC, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 2004-CA- 002883;
  • Briles v. Tiburon Financial, LLC, et al., In the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, 8:15-cv-00241;
  • Brown v. Johnson Distributors, et al., In the General Court of Justice Superior Court Division, State of North Carolina, County of Mecklenburg, 16-CVS-3445;
  • Bryant v. World Imports U.S.A., Inc., d/b/a World Imports, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 2015-CA-005185;
  • Covey v. American Safety Council, Inc. d/b/a Florida Online Traffic School, In the Circuit Court of Orange County, Florida, 10-CA-009781;
  • Ebreo v Vystar Credit Union, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 2014-CA-000365;
  • Friedman v. Guthy-Renker, In the United States District Court, Central District of California, 2:14-cv-06009;
  • Gagnon v. Kia Autosport of Pensacola, Inc., et al., In the Circuit Court of Escambia County, Florida, 2014-CA-000084;
  • Law Offices of Henry E. Gare, P.A. v Healthport Technologies, LLC, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 2011-CA-010202;
  • Hardy v. N.S.S. Acquisition Corp., In the Circuit Court of Palm Beach County Florida, CL-99- 8628 AO;
  • Holt v. HHH Motors, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 2012-CA-010179;
  • Inetianbor v. CashCall and John Paul Reddam, United Stated District Court, Southern District of Florida, 13-60066 ‐ CIV ‐ COHN ‐ Seltzer;
  • Ioime, et al., v. Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland, P.A., In the United States District, Middle District of Florida, 5:15-cv-13-Oc-30PRL;
  • Jackson v. Worthington Ford of Alaska, Inc., In the Superior Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District at Anchorage, 3AN-13-08258;
  • Kearney, et al., v. Direct Buy Associates, et al., In the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, Central Civil West, BC539094;
  • Kilby, et al., v. Camaron at Woodcrest, LLC, et al., In the Circuit Court of Leon County Florida, 2013-CA-001300;
  • Lankhorst v. Independent Savings Plan Company d/b/a ISPC, In the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 3:11-cv-390-MMH-JRK;
  • McClure v. Avenue Motors, LTD, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 07-CA-009207;
  • Napoleon v. Worthington Imports of Alaska, Inc. d/b/a Mercedes Benz of Anchorage, In the Superior Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District at Anchorage, 3AN-14-09617 CI;
  • Newlin v. Florida Commerce Credit Union, In the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 4:11-cv-00080-RH-WCS;
  • Neese, et al. v. Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Anchorage, Inc., et al., In the Superior Court in Anchorage Alaska, 3AN-06-4815;
  • Palasack v. Asbury Auto Group, In the Circuit Court of Pulaski County, Arkansas, CV02-12712;
  • Page v. Panhandle Automotive, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Bay County, Florida, 11-CA-1611;
  • Parish v. California Style, Inc., et al., In the District Court of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, CJ- 00-342;
  • Petersen v. American General Life Ins. Co., United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Case No. 3:14-cv-100-J-39JBT;
  • Peterson v. Progressive Corporation, In the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, CV-03-510154;
  • Pool, et al. v. Rexall Sundown, In the District Court of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, CJ- 2002-1253;
  • Plummer v. United Auto Group, Inc., et al., In the Circuit Court of Pulaski County, Arkansas, CV02-11804;
  • Prindle v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, In the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 3:13-cv-01349;
  • Reynolds v. Jim Moran & Associates, In the Circuit Court of Wakulla County Florida, 04-CA- 259;
  • Riley v Home Retention Services, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2014-CV-20106;
  • Matthew W. Sowell, P.A. v. Bactes Imaging Solutions, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 09-CA-018050;
  • St. John v. The Progressive Corporation, In the Common Pleas Court of Cuyohoga County, Ohio, 392581;
  • Tate v. Navy Federal Credit Union, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 14-CA-000756;
  • Webb v. Touch of Class Catalog, Inc., In the District Court of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, Case No. CJ-2000-306;
  • West v. City Auto Group-Tallahassee, LLC d/b/a City Hyundai, In the Circuit Court of Leon County, Florida, 2012-CA-042109;
  • Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. v. Record Reproduction Service, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 2015-CA-00763;
  • Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. v. University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 16-2014-CA-005771.