John Roddy

John Roddy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Boston, MA

Bailey & Glasser LLP
 | 99 High Street, Suite 304
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-439-6730
Fax: 617-951-3954
Email: John Roddy
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Consumer Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

John's practice is devoted to representing consumers in class actions challenging unfair and deceptive business practices, and serving as relators' counsel in qui tam “whistleblower” actions. Since 1998 his practice has obtained more than $800 million in restitution and debt forgiveness for consumers victimized by predatory business practices. For the past seventeen years he has co-chaired the Practising Law Institute's Annual Institute on Consumer Financial Services Litigation, held in New York and Chicago. John regularly writes and speaks on class action practice and consumer financial services law, and has published dozens of articles on these topics. A representative sampling of his work is set out below.

About John Roddy

Admitted: 1980, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.baileyglasser.com/attorneys/detail/biography/60/J...

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Service Lawyers. The College is a professional association of lawyers particularly skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the skill and practice of consumer financial services law and the ethics of the profession. Membership in the College is by invitation only. and is limited to those lawyers who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer financial services law and have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law., Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates; Appleseed Foundation, Advisory Board; National Consumer Law Center, Partners' Council; Consumer Financial Services Law Report, Board of Advisors; Volunteer Lawyers Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  •   “HomeCorps ~ Federal Court Practice: Representing Homeowners in Economic Distress” (National Consumer Law Center, Jan. 2016); “Food Labeling Litigation” (MBA Consumer Advocacy Symposium, Nov. 2015); “Class Action Settlements: Innovative Approaches to Class Notice, Objector Litigation, and Mediation” (Boston Bar Association, May 2014); “The Evolution of Arbitration” in Consumer Financial Services Institute (Practising Law Institute, Feb., 2010);“Fallout From The Subprime Mortgage Crisis” U.S. Bankruptcy Court Foreclosure Mediation Symposium, June 2009);“Foreclosure Avoidance Strategies” Suffolk University Law School, Center for Advanced Legal Studies, May 2008);"A Brief History of Refund Anticipation Loan Litigation " in Consumer Financial Services Litigation Institute (Practising Law Institute, Mar., 2006);"The Crossroads of Privacy and Credit: Class Liability Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act" in Consumer Financial Services Litigation (Practising Law Institute, Apr., 2001);"Measuring Liability for the Sale of Ancillary Products: Credit Insurance" in Banking and Consumer Financial Services Summit (Fulcrum Information Services, Nov., 1999); “Deconstructing TILA” 14 Review of Banking and Financial Services 87 (May, 1998);“Developments in Residential Mortgage Litigation,” 13 Review of Banking and Financial Services 83 (Apr., 1997); Contributor, "Truth in Lending", National Consumer Law Center (3d. Ed. 1995);“The Tin Men: Predatory Lending,” National Institute of Municipal Law Enforcement Officials, 1991, (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, 1992);“State Unfair and Deceptive Practices Laws,” ABA National Teleconference on Consumer Law, 1986 (co-authored with former Massachusetts Attorney General Francis X. Bellotti).

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Tadepalli v. Uber Technologies, Inc., Case 3:15-cv-04348 (N.D. Cal.) (100% refunds made in class action settlement for California Uber riders charged approximately $2.2 million in “airport fee tolls” which Uber did not pay to California airports); Spence v. Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC, C.A. No. 1:14-cv-12655-PBS (D. Mass.) (class action settlement for interest charged on purchased credit card debt); Griffin v. American Gen. Fin., Case CV 09 685562 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) (class action settlement for Ohio borrowers regarding refunds of unearned credit insurance premiums); North Shore Auto Financing, Inc., DBA CNAC v. Block,  Case No. CV-01-42793 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) (summary judgment obtained on behalf of two certified classes of consumer car loan borrowers: for 100% refunds of usurious amounts charged by auto lender and voiding of entire amount owed by consumers for lender’s violation of retail installment sales act, approximate value of $5.5 million); Glover v. Bank of America, N.A., C.A. No. 13-40042-TSH (D. Mass.) (class action settlement for Massachusetts borrowers regarding late fees); Wieland v. Bring Care Home, Inc., C.A. No. ESCV2013-01380 (Essex County, Mass.) (class action settlement for failure to pay all hours worked); Powers v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., Case No. 4:12-cv-11932-TSH (D. Mass.) (class action settlement on behalf of Massachusetts auto loan borrowers); Ross v. Citifinancial Auto Ltd., Case No. 12-1173-TJC (M.D. Fla.) (class action settlement in favor of state-wide class of borrowers denied consumer rights disclosures); Thomas v. Home Credit Corp., Inc., 11-CVS-1116 (Vance County, N.C.) (class action settlement in favor of state-wide class of borrowers denied consumer rights disclosures); Hall v. Capital One Auto Fin., Case No. 1:08cv1181 (N.D. Ohio) ($37 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of car owners sent allegedly flawed repossession notices); Brailsford v. Jackson Hewitt, Case No. C 06-00700 CW (N.D. Cal.) (state-wide class action settlement on behalf of California purchasers of tax refund anticipation loans, coordinated with a complementary settlement obtained by the California Attorney General, encompassing broader claims concerning Jackson Hewitt’s business practices); Cooley v. F.N.B Corp., Case No. 10010 (Lawrence County, PA Court of Common Pleas) ($14 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of car owners allegedly deprived of post-repossession disclosures); United States ex rel. Constance Conrad v. Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., C.A. No. 02–11738–NG (D. Mass.) ($24.5 million paid to settle civil portion of qui tam claims that Forest sold unapproved thyroid drug); United States ex rel. Constance Conrad v. Schwarz Pharma Inc., C.A. No. 02–11738–NG (D. Mass.) ($22 million settlement resolving qui tam allegations that Schwarz and others submitted false quarterly reports to the government related to a pair of drugs); Curry v. Fairbanks Capital Corp., Case No. 03-10875-DPW (D. Mass.) ($55 million settlement on behalf of nationwide class of borrowers subject to predatory loan servicing practices); In re Household Lending Litig., Case No. C 02-1240 CW (N.D. Cal.) ($172 million settlement on behalf of nationwide class of home mortgage borrowers injured by predatory mortgage lending practices); Jackson v. SAFCo, Case No. 06-04561 (Broward County Ct., Fla.) (class action settlement in favor of state-wide class of borrowers whose cars were illegally repossessed); In re Ameriquest Mortgage Co. Mortgage Lending Practices Litig., CA No. 05-07097, MDL 1715 (N.D. Ill.) (class action settlement in favor of nationwide class of Ameriquest mortgage borrowers alleging predatory lending practices); Grace v. Affiliated Fin., Case No. 05-017194 (Broward County Ct., Fla.) (class action settlement in favor of state-wide class of borrowers whose cars were illegally repossessed); Cummins v. H & R Block, Inc., Case No. 03-C-134 (Kanawha County, West Virginia) ($5.8 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of Ohio consumers who obtained H&R Block tax refund anticipation loans); Migut v. Tandy Corp., No. 97-C-4800 (N.D. Ill.)  (class action settlement in favor of nationwide class of bankruptcy debtors); Stein, Stafford v. Schering-Plough Corp., Case No. 01-11923-MLW (D. Mass.) ($56 million paid to settle civil portion of qui tam claims that Schering-Plough marketed drugs off-label for uses that had not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration); Malacky v. Huntington Nat’l Bank, Case No. CV 03 491420 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) ($15 million settlement in favor of state-wide class of car owners sent flawed repossession notices); United States ex rel. Constance Conrad v. Eon Labs, Inc., Civil Action No. 02–11738–NG (D. Mass) ($3.48 million qui tam settlement resolving claims that Eon misrepresented the Medicaid eligibility of its oral nitroglycerin products); Clague v. FirstMerit Bank, Case No. 03 CVF 27720 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) ($18 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of car owners subject to flawed repossession practices). Lowe v. Ford Motor Credit, Case No. 99 CVF 15806 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) ($22 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of car owners subject to flawed repossession practices); Mazola v. The May Department Stores Co., Civil No. 97-10872-NG (D. Mass.) ($25 million class action settlement in favor of nationwide class of bankruptcy debtors); Fisher v. General Electric Capital Corp., Case No. 97 C 3065 (N.D. Ill.) [MDL No. 1192] ($60 million class action settlement in favor of nationwide class of bankruptcy debtors); Conley v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., C.A. No. 97-11149-PBS (D. Mass.) and Brioso v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 97-1222-CJK (D. Mass.) [MDL No. 1185] ($171 million class action settlement in favor of nationwide class of bankruptcy debtors).

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rated 10 out 0f 10 by lawyer evaluation site Avvo.com

Educational Background:

  • J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1980
  • B.A., English, magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976
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Suite 304
Boston, MA 02110

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