$80 million settlement

The firm represented a class of jurors, judges, courthouse employees and lawyers who were exposed to asbestos during a renovation of the Jackson County (Mo.) Courthouse; the matter concluded with an $80 million settlement and is regarded as the first medical monitoring case in the state of Missouri.

American Family class action case

“It was a privilege to work with American Family and help it implement a business solution that was beneficial for all.”

After a jury returned a large class-action verdict against the American Family Insurance Company based upon its use of aftermarket parts in the repair of damaged vehicles, American Family asked Chip Robertson to help it find a business solution through the post-trial motion and appeals process.

The Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader team was ultimately able to achieve a final resolution of the case that saved American Family several million dollars. “Traditionally we have represented people on the opposite side of insurance companies, so it was a great honor for American Family to ask us to help it resolve this case,” Robertson said.

AT&T Mobility class action cases

“Our team was able to craft a unique settlement for this very complex case by finding a solution that satisfied all parties.”


After being appointed as lead class counsel by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader negotiated the settlement of one of the largest consumer class-action cases in U.S. history. Our firm represented a nationwide class of AT&T Mobility customers against AT&T Mobility in a case claiming that the telecommunications giant had improperly charged sales tax on internet access service. A settlement was reached in record time, and refund requests totaling more than a billion dollars are being pursued with more than a thousand taxing jurisdictions across the country. Our aggressive but cooperative approach to this litigation resulted in an excellent solution for all parties.


Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader also achieved a class action settlement with AT&T Mobility that resulted in a return to the nationwide class of over $157 million of Federal Universal Services fees that had been mistakenly collected by AT&T for their cellphone customers. The settlement resulted in the class being awarded 100 percent of the overcharged funds.