Privacy Litigation

Defended Ohio's former Secretary of State in a class action alleging violation of rights to privacy, personal security, and due process seeking declaratory, preliminary and injunctive relief to prevent publication of Social Security numbers contained on UCC-financing statements.  Favorable settlement achieved after argument on TRO and preliminary objection without entry of consent decree, and in subsequent fee litigation Plaintiffs Lodestar and class representative incentive awards were denied.  Ultimate fee award was less than sought by Plaintiffs.