Wexler Wallace LLP Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Massive Case Against American Psychological Association
On January 31, 2011, the Honorable John D. Bates, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, appointed Wexler Wallace LLP as interim co-lead counsel in this nationwide consumer class action filed against the American Psychological Association (“APA”).
Wexler Wallace, with co-counsel, filed the case on November 4, 2010 on behalf of thousands of current and former APA members who were negligently or intentionally deceived into paying special assessment fees along with their annual dues. The fees were simply “bundled” with the APA membership dues statement, and presented as mandatory. Members were not meaningfully informed, however, that payment of the special or “practice” assessment was voluntary and was actually funneled to the lobbying arm of the APA – the APA Practice Organization. Based on these core allegations, Plaintiffs assert violations of California consumer protections laws and claims for unjust enrichment.
Wexler Wallace’s team is led by Mark J. Tamblyn. The case is known as In re APA Assessment Fee Litigation. For a copy of the Court’s Order appointing Wexler Wallace LLP as Co-Lead Counsel, click here.