The Weston Firm is a public interest class action firm. It was founded by Gregory S. Weston in 2007, three years after he graduated from Harvard Law School. The firm's work on behalf of defrauded individuals and small businesses has been recognized both by its clients and numerous state and federal judges.
In July 2014 the Honorable Richard Seaborg granted final approval to a class action settlement with the Quaker Oats Company to remove and/or keep out for 10 years artificial trans fat from Quaker Chewy Bars, Oatmeal to Go Bars and Instant Oatmeal.
In June 2014, the Weston Firm was appointed Class Counsel for a certified class in In Re Cobra Sexual Energy Sales Practices Litigation.
In March 2014, the Firm was appointed co-lead settlement class counsel in an action challenging the marketing of certain Hydroxycut weight loss products.
In March 2014, the Firm obtained final approval as Class Counsel for a settlement which provided monetary and injunctive relief to consumers who purchased 3G Apple iPads with data plans through AT&T.
In August 2013, the Firm sued the FDA on behalf of Professor Fred Kummerow, alleging it failed its duty to protect the public health by allowing the sale of artificial trans fat. Three months later, the FDA proposed a regulation that would ban artificial trans fat from the food supply.
In March 2013 the Firm obtained approval of an injunctive and monetary settlement for a nationwide class of buyers of Qunol CoQ10, a nutrition supplement making false claims on its label.
In October 2012, the Firm, as co-class counsel, obtained a $5 million settlement with “meaningful injunctive relief” from homeopathic medicine producer Boiron Inc.
In October 2012, the firm obtained a permanent injunction against Kraft Foods requiring it to desist marketing products with artificial trans fat using "health and wellness" labels.
In June 2012, a settlement negotiated by the firm of In Re Nucoa Margarine Litigation received the final approval of the court. The action resulted in the permanent removal of trans fat from Nucoa Margarine and approximately $1 million in cash relief.
In July 2012, the firm negotiated a $1.58 million settlement as co-lead counsel that resulted in a cash distribution to buyers of Nutella and changes to Nutella advertising practices, and received final approval. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's determination that the settlement was fair and reasonable in July 2014.
In June 2011 the Firm recovered $225,000 for a California home buyer who alleged he was defrauded by a developer.
In March 2011 the Firm obtained a settlement that resulted in the removal of toxic trans fat from dozens of margarine products.
In April 2009 Mr. Weston obtained a $1.35 million cash class action settlement on behalf of 95 Los Angeles-area condo purchasers.
The Firm is also counsel for plaintiff in a class action against Netflix over its "deaf tax" policies that result in higher charges to individuals who require captioning.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Weston was an attorney at the San Diego office of the firm now known as Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, where he worked on a number of high-profile class actions, many with RGR&D as lead counsel, including:
- The Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
- In re Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation (D. Mass.)
- In re Digital Music Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)
- In re Graphics Processing Units Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
- In re International Air Transportation Surcharge Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
- In re Korean Air Lines Co. LTD. Antitrust Litigation
- In re Medical Waste Services Antitrust Litigation
- Ross et al. v. Metropolitan Live Insurance Company (MetLife "juvenile smoker" litigation)(W.D. Pa.)
- Williams v. Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club (Auto Club insurance installment fee premium litigation) (S.D. Co. Sup. Ct.)