Caddell & Chapman served as Co‑Settlement Class Counsel in multi-district litigation against Trans Union in the Northern District of Illinois. The privacy class action litigation focused on Trans Union’s use of its vast database of financial information, which includes the confidential financial information of most adults in the United States, to create and sell “target marketing” lists to advertisers. Caddell & Chapman, representing what is believed to be the largest class ever certified in the United States, reached a settlement with Trans Union valued at more than $100 million (including $75 million in cash). The settlement obtained final approval on September 17, 2008. In August 2009, all appeals of the order approving the settlement were dismissed and the settlement became final. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, credit monitoring relief is now being distributed to class members and a cash payment to class members is scheduled to take place after September 2010.
Class action lawyers representing plaintiffs nationwide in consumer protection, product defect, FCRA, and other complex cases. Both Michael Caddell and Cynthia Chapman have been named by LawDragon as two of the “500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America.” All Caddell & Chapman lawyers have been recognized by SuperLawers as outstanding in their field.