Timothy G. Blood
Blood Hurst & O'Reardon LLP
TIMOTHY G. BLOOD is the managing partner of Blood Hurst & O'Reardon‚ a firm focusing on the nationwide prosecution of class actions on behalf of consumers‚ insurance policy holders and investors. Mr. Blood has represented millions of retail consumers‚ insurance policy holders‚ mortgagors‚ credit card customers and homeowners in state and federal courts and before the Federal Trade Commission‚ the California Department of Justice and the California Department of Insurance. He has also lobbied on behalf of consumers in the U.S. Senate and the California legislature. He has been lead counsel in numerous class actions‚ including the Dannon "Activia" litigation (the largest settlement to date of a food industry false advertising case) and the Skechers false advertising litigation (resolved in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission for the largest consumer recovery in FTC history). Mr. Blood has been involved in a number of appellate decisions including: Fitzpatrick v. General Mills‚ Inc.‚ 635 F.3d 1279 (11th Cir. 2011) (class certification and consumer law); Westwood Apex v. Contreras‚ 644 F.3d 799 (9th Cir. 2011)(CAFA); Kwikset Corp. v. Superior Court‚ 51 Cal. 4th 310 (2011) (California's Unfair Competition Law); Troyk v. Farmers Group‚ Inc.‚ 171 Cal. App. 4th 1305 (2009) (California's Unfair Competition Law); Lebrilla v. Farmers Group‚ Inc.‚ 119 Cal. App. 4th 1070 (2004) (insurance action class certification); McKell v. Washington Mutual Bank‚ Inc.‚ 142 Cal. App. 4th 1457 (2006) (consumer law); and Lavie v. Procter & Gamble‚ Inc.‚ 105 Cal. App. 4th 496 (2003) (consumer law).