Class Actions filed, dismissed or settled by Pinnock & Wakefield without ever certifying a class!
Pinnock & Wakefield claims to be involved in "impact litigation"; while the defendants they sue certainly feel the impact, many question whether their claims involve a genuine desire to seek resolution of the issues in their lawsuits or just shakedown demands for quick cash settlements.
Many financial settlements were paid in response to class action lawsuits filed by Pinnock & Wakefield, but many have questioned why, if their claims were justified in the initial complaints, they would repeatedly fail to seek class certification, preferring to take a quick financial settlement which was not shared with the class members. The list of lawsuits below were all filed by Pinnock & Wakefield as class actions. The dockets for each such action should be reviewed to see if Pinnock & Wakefield ever even sought (much less achieved) class certification. This is significant in light of their failed motion to do so, at right.
Note that the decision at right was issued 2 August 2006 and never appealed, so if they filed class actions after that date, you'd like to think that they researched the law and believed that they had a meritorious argument for continuing to file these lawsuits as class actions. Noteworthy is that the case in question was dismissed after the ruling without compensation, as were many others.