Notable Cases

Attorney Stephen H. Ring has tried well over 100 civil trials to conclusion, including bench and jury trials.

He has successfully represented clients in the areas of:

  • negligence,
  • products liability,
  • consumer rights,
  • investor relations,
  • securities fraud,
  • fiduciary duties,
  • construction liability,
  • unfair competition,
  • trade secrets,
  • non-compete agreements,
  • commercial transactions,
  • employment contracts,
  • licensing agreements,
  • technology law,
  • and more.

Class Action Experience:

Mathewson, et al. v. Utilicorp, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland Case No.168971-V. Co-counsel for plaintiff class in suit by consumers against reseller of natural gas for failure to provide promised discounts and consolidated billing. Class was certified. Settled.

Lloyd, et al. v. General Motors, et al., Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Case No. 200484; removed to U.S. District Court as Case No. 1:07- cv-02487 BEL. Class action by vehicle owners over defectively designed seat backrests. Co-counsel for Plaintiffs. Ten years of litigation involving extensive discovery and motions practice. Dismissed.

In re Swanson Creek Oil Spill Litigation, United States District Court for Maryland, Southern Division, PJM-00-1429. Class action by property owners and others arising from oil pipeline leak. Co-counsel for plaintiffs. Deposed defense witnesses on class issues and merits. Class was certified. Settled.

R.A. Ponte Architects, Ltd. v. Investors’ Alert, Inc., et al., Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Case No. 215514; 382 Md. 689, 857 A.2d 1 (2004); 2004 Md. LEXIS 503; 2004 TCPA Rep. 1303 (Md. App. Aug. 26, 2004). Class action for violations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Dismissal by trial court was reversed on appeal. Established private cause of action under TCPA in Maryland state courts. Class certified. Settled.

Levitt v. Fax.com, Inc. et al., Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24-C-01-2218. Class action under Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Co-lead counsel. Class was certified,then decertified after removal to federal court.

Marine Technologies v. DirecTV, et al., Case No. 01-635, Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Case No. 225273. Class action under Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Extensive discovery, depositions. Co-lead counsel. Class was certified. Settled.

Nixon v. Loyd, et al., Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Case No. 216130. Class action for violations of TCPA. Settled.

RSCM, Inc. t/a Parco v. International FiberCom, Inc., et al., Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland, CAL 00-26927. Class action under Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Class certified.

Gold v. Perry Johnson, Inc., Case No. 255190, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Class action under Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

PALCUS v. Investors’ Alert et al., Superior Court for the District of Columbia, Case No. 01-3479. Class action under TCPA. Settled.

Kerala Samajam of South Florida, Inc. et al. v. Federation of Kerala Associations in North America, Inc. et al., Case No. 304157-V, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Suit for election fraud within fraternal organization. Class certified. Appointed class counsel.

Hypertouch, Inc. v. Perry Johnson, Inc. Kogok Corporation (Objector), Case no. A118908, Court of Appeal of California, First Appellate District, Division Two. Class action under Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Represented objector in opposition to class action coupon settlement. Settlement affirmed, February, 2009.

Brey Corp. T/A Hobby Works v. Life Time Improvements, Inc. d/b/a Life Time Pavers, Civil No. No. 349410-V, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD; co-counsel with Broderick, McCue. Class certified. Settled.

FDS Restaurant v. All Plumbing, Case No. Case No.: 009575-11, Superior Court for the District of Columbia; motion for class certification pending.

The Cincinnati Insurance Company v. All Plumbing, Inc., Case No.: 1:12-cv-00851, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; insurance coverage issues, pending.

Jay Clogg Realty v. Matrix LS, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Case No. 379229-V; opt-outs from class action pursued individual claims. Settled.

Jay Clogg Realty Group, Inc. v. Burger King Corporation, USDC-MD Case No. 8-13-cv-00662 PWG; settlement pending.

Appeals:

Mr. Ring’s appellate experience includes brief-writing and oral argument in both of the Maryland appellate courts and in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. His appeals have included:

  • BSI v. Real Time Gaming and KDMS
  • Lloyd v. General Motors
  • Ponte v. Investors’ Alert, Inc.
  • Levitt v. Fax.com, Inc.
  • Felland Limited Partnership v. Digi-Tel Communications, LLC.
  • Pappano v. Chevy Chase Bank, FSB
  • Compton v. Hawkins
  • Parker v. The Columbia Bank
  • BSI v. Aesop Marketing, LLC
  • Morgan v. Morgan
  • Sharma v. Lockheed
  • BSI v. Secure Medical, Inc.
  • Katz v. W.S.S.C.

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