Jeffrey Wilens is an unethical Platintiffs’ Attorney

Jeffrey Wilens disregards the original purpose of Class Action Lawsuits and instead abuses the process for his own financial gain, initiating litigation in the name of “plaintiffs” who have not suffered any actual injury.

Jeffrey Wilens’s Plaintiffs can potentially get a judgment awarded against them and owing the companies which are being sued by Jeffrey Wilens, just like in the below case of DirecTV. Jeffrey Wilens plaintiffs ordered to pay DirecTV $100,000  The judge in the DirecTV case ordered the plaintiffs to pay the attorney’s fees of DirecTV, placing Wilens’s  plaintiffs liable  for about $100,000 judgment against them.

Jeffrey Wilens is engaging in the same activity similar to other lawyers who were disbarred and/or Jailed Lawyers.  Jeffrey Wilens is using the court procedures and the law as a weapon against the corporate victims.

Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center has no “Real Plaintiff Clients” the only “Client” is himself.  He looks for Corporate America victims, allege a fake violation and finds a way to fabricate the plaintiff by secretly offering the first “Class-Action-Member” a portion of the settlement pay-off just so he could file the initial lawsuit.

Why people are so easy to be tempted and become a fake plaintiff? Lawyers like Jeffrey Wilens pitch class-action lawsuits as a way a struggling person can become rich or get at least some amount of money with the only effort needed is to fill out a questionnaire. Yet these fake plaintiff fantasy almost never become real.  Read more: Why people become a fake plaintiff

Read more about Class Action lawsuit scams

The Class Action Racket on AmericanThinker.com ”This is about a dysfunctional system where everyone involved is incentivized to act against the best interests of the people for whom the system was designed to help — consumers and the general public.”

Stop class action scam ”lawyer finds one of his ready-plaintiffs and files a class action”

Read about the United States House of Representatives recent act to stop Class Action abuse

Words of The Honorable Chairman of House of Representatives Bob Goodlatte:
From House.gov: “class actions filed by lawyers on behalf of classes including members who have not suffered any actual injury.  These class actions are often comprised of class members that do not even know they have been harmed, do not care about the minor or nonexistent injuries the lawsuit is based on, and generally have no interest in pursuing wasteful litigation.  Often, these class members are included in the lawsuit against their will, as they are entirely satisfied with the product the trial lawyers claim is defective.”  Read more on House.gov from The Honorable Chairman Bob Goodlatte about Class action members who have not suffered any actual injury

Class-action lawsuits are proven to be based on less solid grounds in terms of injury.  Class-action lawsuits have cost people their jobs when dirty lawyers have secured outrageous punitive damages against companies they sue and forced them downsize or close. The real losers are the consumers who Jeffry Wilens pretends to help, employees and companies that end up paying the price of litigation.

Jeffrey Wilens is using his family & the Legal System as a Weapon

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Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center has a history of using friends and family as plaintiffs /objectors in his “Class Action business” focusing on tricky ways to make money, not on justice. Jeffrey Wilens is married to Theresa Wilens, they have three daughters named Amanda WilensAlexis Wilens and Macy WilensPhyllis Wilens is his mother and his brother is Gary Wilens. See below the proof how he uses his Mother, Brother & Wife in several class action cases of what appears to be frivolous cases where he appears to demonstrates a conduct which is typical for Barratry, or Champerty and Maintenance which are offenses against Public Justice.

Jeffrey Wilens his own wife Theresa Wilens involved in 5 different cases.

1.1 Citygroup 2003  “JONES v. CITIGROUP” class action and lost
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1292327.html

1.2 started as Wilens v. Bank One Corporation
http://www.arnoldporter.com/experience.cfm?action=view&id=122 case summery 2005
Bank One Corporation  v. Theresa Wilens – Also Jeffrey Wilens lost when Bank One counter suit

1.3 Theresa Wilens v. Rudy Exelrod & Zieff, Llp  Et  2003 – See the docket of the case

1.4 cv-00623 890 2001 Theresa Wilens v. Tristar Enterprises, et al

1.5 cv-00513 430 2002 Theresa Wilens v. The May Dept Stores, et al

2. Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center represented his mother, Phyllis Wilens in another class action objection and Jeffrey Wilens’s objections were found completely without merit. The case “Vlaho Miletak, et al v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al”  Case Number: 12-16739

See Docket and filings of Jeffrey Wilens and his mother Phyllis Wilens ”objections”

3. Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center uses his own brother Gary Wilens as an objector in NETFLIX PRIVACY LITIGATION Case No. 5:11-cv-00379-EJD .  Jeffrey Wilens interfere in the settlement for the purpose of harassment and extorting money. In pleadings filled in this case Jeffrey Wilens was accused in making threats and “hold the settlement hostage”. “His decision to represent a family member suggests that, at the time he first with Class Counsel, he did not have a client despite his representations to the contrary” “Jeffrey Wilens has a long history of using improper tactics to file meritless objections on behalf of family members.” -  In Hernandez v. Vitamin Shoppe Indus, Jeffrey Wilens “was sanctioned for improperly soliciting class members to opt-out of the settlement”

The content belw comes from court filings about Jeffrey Wilens and his brother Gary Wilens malicious intervention as an “objector” in the NetFlix Class Action lawsuit Case No. 5:11-cv-00379.

Here is the original court filled Declaration by Jay Edelson Esq. about Jeffrey Wilens misconduct including all the exhibits from the source at gov-us-courts: Read paragraph 29-36

“Gary Wilens’ objection (Dkt. 194) is entirely baseless and was preceded by attorney misconduct.”
“Objector Gary Wilens brings his objection through his attorney and family member Jeffrey Wilens, 51 and presents no arguments that militate against final approval Attorney Jeffrey Wilens has a long history of using improper tactics to file meritless objections on behalf of family members. For example, in 2009, Wilens’s co-counsel in another class action objection (which raised many of the same erroneous objections Wilens raises here), was sanctioned for improperly soliciting class members to opt-out of the settlement. See Hernandez v. Vitamin Shoppe Indus., Inc., 174 Cal. App. 4th 1441, 1447, 95 Cal. Rptr. 3d 734, 739 (2009). The award of monetary sanctions against Wilens’s co-counsel was reversed, but the appellate court upheld the lower court’s ruling prohibiting Wilens’s co-counsel from contacting any other class members. Id. Likewise, earlier this year, Wilens represented his mother in another class action objection, and the Northern District Court found his objections so completely without merit improperly attempted to leverage the threat of an objection to obtain confidential discovery (and apparently misrepresented on whose behalf he was seeking that information), (see Edelson Decl. ¶¶ 29–36), Wilens filed an objection making meritless demands for confidential information, and contending that the Settlement should be thrown out either because the case is worth more than the relief obtained, or because it is frivolous. Each of Wilens’s objections fails to withstand even the lowest level of scrutiny.” Jay Edelson Esq. Declaration also here See paragraph 29-36

 

Read More about How Wilens is using his family members as pawns

Jeffrey Wilens obsession suing Storage Companies

More examples of Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center acting like a Narcissist who cannot stop making up class action cases no matter how many times he has lost before.

He is not only using unethical techniques, he also continuously attempts to defraud the court by filling bogus cases with fabricated allegations.

Jeffrey Wilens is also cheating on his court fees, see in case #1, where his fees were reduces to only 10% of the original fees he requested.

1. Worley v. Storage USA, Inc. Filed 12/21/09 .
Jeffrey Wilens lost the appeal filed on May 20, 2011
The court made determination that the case had been “over-litigated” by Jeffrey Wilens just for the purpose of milking his fees from the case. The court order resulted from the inflated billing by Jeffrey Wilens, reduced the amount requested by Jeffrey Wilens from $266,221 to $26,543.

Read the order: Jeffrey Wilens lost on the appeal and court order for Wilens to pay Storage USA costs on the appeal. More about Jeffrey Wilens lost on class action appeal.

After losing in court trying to obtain his inflated fees, Jeffrey Wilens continued to obsessively persue storage facilities.

Next, Jeffrey Wilens continued to file 3 more cases against Extra Space Storage.

2. John Mahoney v. Extra Space Storage – Please read the link and decide for yourself if this is a“concocted case” whereby the “Plaintiff” John Mahoney rented “an entire storage unit” in order to store a handful of $100 worth of CDs. (Imagine a whole storage unit with a bag containing some old CD’s in it) Than John Mahoney does not pay the rent for the second and third month, ignores and does not reply to phone calls and mail reminding him to pay and informing him that per the agreement he signed his CDs are about to be auctioned. Couple months later Jeffrey Wilens files a class action for violating the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act, with John Mahoney as the lead plaintiff.

Here you can see Jeffrey Wilens lost and also lost the appeal court’s order denying Jeffrey Wilens class certification   Mahoney v. Extra Space Storage Filed 9/26/13

3. Tiffany Curtis v. Extra Space Storage Inc., et al., Case No. 3:12-cv-00319
Here Judge Stops Extra Space Storage Class Action Lawsuit, once again Jeffrey Wilens Lost Class Action Lawsuit

Still not giving-up on his obsession Jeffrey Wilens filed On 12/10/2012 a 4th Class Action Lawsuit.

4. Martinez v. Extra Space Storage 3:2013-cv-00319 380 01/23/2013 
Once again Jeffrey Wilens Lost on Class Action Lawsuit certification.

Read more how Jeffrey Wilens Lost on Class Action Scam

02/25/2014 Jeffrey Wilens ordered by the Court to pay $10,813 for failure to produce his plaintiff Teresa Ann Martinez for a deposition.  Apparently Teresa Ann Martinez could not take it anymore being involved with Jeffrey Wilens scam and decided not to cooperate with him anymore.

More on this case Martinez v. Extra Space Storage, order for Jeffrey Wilens to stop plaintiffs Solicitation and return produced documents after Jeffrey Wilens violated court protective order.

Beware, Don’t get involved with any of Jeffrey Wilens Class Action Lawsuits

Plaintiffs could potentially get have a judgment against them by the entities which are being sued by Jeffrey Wilens, just like in the case below of DirecTV. Jeffrey Wilens plaintiffs ordered to pay DirecTV $100,000. The judge awarded plaintiffs to pay attorney’s fees to DirecTV, placing Wilens’ seven plaintiffs on the hook for about $100,000.Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center is a lawyer who was trained and experienced in the art of persuasion, and he may persuade you to do something that is against your best interest. Don’t listen to him. If you get a solicitation from Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center to be a member of his class action lawsuits. You need to know that lawyer solicitation for clients is a felony, this is the kind of crime that other lawyers went to jail for. Read More Here: http://www.classactionscams.com/jailed-lawyers/
In our opinion the way he is soliciting his plaintiffs, is barratry & Champerty and maintenance  which is considered to be a crime (Just like ambulance chasing). You don’t want to get involved and be a co-conspirator with Jeffrey Wilens and his conduct. Do yourself a favor and keep your life out of unnecessary headaches. You don’t want to get calls from the DA or Law Enforcement asking you what you have to do with Jeffrey Wilens. In fact, in the Hernandez v. Vitamin Shoppe Indus, Jeffrey Wilens was sanctioned for improperly soliciting class members http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1392173.html.
Read More About Dirty Class Action Lawyers and Class Action Scams: Top class-action lawyer to be indictedClass action lawsuits — legalized extortion

http://www.facesoflawsuitabuse.org/facts/ Facts – “Lawsuit abuse is having a devastating impact on our society.”

Class action or class extortion

Lawyers Destroying America

http://www.akdart.com/lawyers.html “Ambulance Chasing Lawyers and Frivolous Lawsuits” – Two big reasons for the high cost of… everything!

Frivolous And Class Action Lawsuits

“The class action game”

Ambulance Chasing Lawyers and Frivolous Lawsuits; list of lawyers get the millions, plaintiff the dollars”

“The class action extortion racket”

http://gloog.us/wordpress/2013/02/10/class-action-madness-continues/ “class action lawsuits – the crème de la crème for the American lawyer’s extortion racket”

Class-action lawsuit racket:  ”Unfortunately, that is how the class-action game is played across the country. First, trial lawyers work to convince the public that most corporations and business people are trying to rip off the consumer or shareholder. Then they accuse companies with “breaking the law” and wrongdoing, even though there’s no evidence or the “injury” is far-fetched or minuscule. If there is a lack of evidence, simply manufacture it. Next, get a lead plaintiff to serve as the front man for the suit. Finally, shake down the targeted company for a settlement that ensures that 100-thousands or multimillion-dollar attorneys’ fees are paid, but that class members get little or nothing.”

LA Times Article The case of the class-action con

Class-Action Lawyer Gets 30 Months in Prison

Jeffrey Wilens is engaged in the same practice as Melvin Weiss an attorney who was jailed for promising high pay outs to plaintiffs and encouraging them to join in frivolous lawsuits.

Via LATimes.com – Read More Here

According to investigation, lawyers pleaded guilty for roles in what prosecutors described as a criminal conspiracy that lasted for decades..

The Law firm that they built together dominated the lucrative field of class action litigation, filing many lawsuits against publicly traded companies on baseless grounds.

He pleaded guilty to conspiring to make secret payments to lead plaintiffs in such class actions,  and MAKING UP FAKE VICTIMS in their cases.

Lakeshore Law Center run by Jeffrey Wilens has a history of filing class action lawsuit using his family members as professional plaintiffs, so it’s more easy to hide that they are all made up fake plaintiffs.

Melvyn Weiss

 

Plaintiff Payments

After conducting an investigation, the U.S. Justice Department alleged that four of Melvin Weiss firm’s partner lawyers ran an illegal program that paid secret kickbacks to plaintiffs in return for filing the class action lawsuits. In 2007, prosecutors alleged that Weiss disguised a $175,000 kickback Dr. Steven Cooperman, one of the firm’s professional plaintiffs, as a payment for the option to acquire a Picasso painting from the Beverly Hills eye doctor.

Milberg Weiss, now known as Milberg LLP, paid $75 million to settle federal charges related to the kickbacks, which enabled the firm to gain an edge over other attorneys in winning the lucrative lead role in securities class actions. After pleading guilty in April 2008 to charges of racketeering conspiracy, Weiss was sentenced to 2 1/2 years and served time in a minimum security federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia.

His law firm was indicted in 2006, along with other dirty class cation lawyers David Bershad and Steven Schulman, for their role in the 10 years conspiracy to pay kickbacks to clients to serve as name plaintiffs in class actions. According to the prosecutors The scheme allowed Milberg to have aready stable of plaintiffs that filed cases quickly just like Jeffrey Wilens’s family members.

Still, in handing down a sentence on the high end of the 33 month plea agreement, Judge John Walte pointed to what he called the seriousness of the offense, which involved a “nationwideconspiracy that continued for decades.”

Melvyn Weiss, co-founding partner of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, leaves the U.S. District Courthouse in Los Angeles, on Oct. 12, 2007. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

Melvyn Weiss when he was still a “Lawyer”

 

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Jeffrey Wilens using his brother Gary Wilens as fake NetFlix class action objector

One more example how Jeffrey Wilens abuse the legal system and using the Wilens family in fake class action.

Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center used his brother Gary Wilens as an objector in NetFlix class action Case No. 5:11-cv-00379-EJD.  Jeffrey Wilens used his brother Gary Wilens to maliciously intervene as an “objector” in the NetFlix Class Action lawsuit and objected to the settlement for the purpose of harassment and extortion.

In declaration filled in this case Jeffrey Wilens was accused in making threats and “hold the settlement hostage”. “His decision to represent a family member suggests that, at the time he first with Class Counsel, he did not have a client despite his representations to the contrary” “Jeffrey Wilens has a long history of using improper tactics to file meritless objections on behalf of family members.”

Read the full court filled Declaration by Jay Edelson Esq. about Jeffrey Wilens misconduct

Jeffrey Wilens was playing the same dirty game before and “was sanctioned for improperly soliciting class members to opt-out of the settlement” in the Hernandez v. Vitamin Shoppe Indus, case.

 

Jeffrey Wilens used is mother Phyllis Wilens in another class action scam.

Wilens represented his mother Phyllis Wilens in another class action objection the Northern District Court Case Number: 12-16739 Vlaho Miletak, et al v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al. The court found his objections to be completely without merit improperly attempted to leverage the threat of an objection to obtain confidential discovery.

The case was eventually dismissed. Her is the Docket of Jeffrey Wilens and Phyllis Wilens ”objections”

Class Action Lawyer Sentenced to Prison for Making up fake clients

Class Action Lawyer Sentenced to Prison for conduct that reminds of the practice that Jeffrey Wilens Lakeshore Law Center  use.

Read the LA Times Class Action Lawyer Sentenced to 2 years Prison

William S. Lerach, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison and ordered to forfeit $7.75 million for concealing illegal payments to a plaintiff in the class-action lawsuits for which the firm became famous and engaged in make payments to people to secure them as plaintiffs in their class action cases.

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Prosecutors for the United States attorney’s office of the Central District of California, who worked on the case for seven years, say that Mr. Lerach and others lined up the plaintiffs ahead of time to gain an illegal advantage over other law firms engaged in the same suits.

By being designated the lead plaintiff, the law firm stood to reap a larger share of any eventual lawyers’ fees.

In his guilty plea, Mr. Lerach admitted to concealing from federal judges his secret payments to one such plaintiff, Dr. Steven G. Cooperman.

Jeffrey Wilens of Lakeshore Law Center activity need to be exposed, it’s about time to stop the damage inflicted to the US economy by class action lawyers.

Jeffrey Wilens Pretends to Protect the Poor and his brother Gary Wilens works for the offenders

On Jeffrey Wilens‘s law firm Lakeshore Law center website he brags, “Dedicated to fighting fraud, false advertising and abuse by corporations – We stand for the “little guy” (and gal)”

How ironic that Jeffrey Wilens brother Gary Wilens is working for Student Loan Support a Student Loan Repayment company where there is many complaints on the BBB with students being ripped off.

Jeffrey, why don’t you file a class action suit on Student Loan Support Companies and protect all these poor students “the little guys”.

See the BBB complaints here: Gary Wilens Scam BBB complaints

gary wilens Scam BBB complaints

gary wilens BBB scam complaints

 

Lawyers charged in barratry indictments

Two lawyers have been indicted on charges of felony barratry for allegedly soliciting family and friends or paying employees in their office to illegally solicit plaintiffs.

Read More about Barratry Indictments

Hopefully the day will come for Jeffry Wilens Barratry indictment

In the past Jeffrey Wilens advocated for Lawyer Guilty of Insurance Scam Felonies, where by more than 35 people arrested.

 

Jeffrey Wilens’s latest Class Action lawsuit vs ICON Health & Fitness , Inc

Once again Jeffrey Wilens running out of fake plaintiffs using his own name as a Plaintiff to file a class action lawsuit against corporate America.

Basically Wilens sued them first, signed a release not to sue than sued them again… Does this sound like an ethical lawyer?

Case titled as JEFFREY WILENS vs ICON HEALTH & FITNESS

Case No.:  30-2015-00786780-CU-BT-CXC (Assigned for  all purposes to the Hon. Thierry Patrick Colaw, Dept. CXJ 05)

Lawyer Wilens is using his long time partner in the scams Jeffrey P. Spencer from THE SPENCER LAW FIRM 903 Calle Amanecer , Suite 220 San Clemente, CA  92673 as his “lawyer”.

On May 11, 2015, Plaintiff Wilens filed a complaint against ICON HEALTH & FITNESS on behalf of himself and all persons similarly situated asserting causes of action for Violation of Unfair  Competition  Law  (Business  & Professions  Code  §  17200 et.  Seq.)  and  Violation  of        Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code § 1770 et. seq.). ICON filed a Demurrer and Motion to   Strike on June 11, 2015. Plaintiff Wilens responded with a First Amended Complaint which was     filed on July 2, 2015 asserting the same causes of action. On July 30, 2015 ICON filed a Demurrer  and Motion to Strike to the First Amended Complaint. On September 18, 2015, the Court overruled ICON’s demurrer and denied ICON’s motion to strike .   On October 1, 2015, ICON answered Plaintiff s First Amended Complaint.

On August 8, 2015, Plaintiff Jeffrey Wilens filed a small claims action against ICON Health & Fitness, case number 30-2014-00739980-SC-SC-NJC , claiming ICON damaged Plaintiff Wilens in the amount of $2,205.42 because his “[i]ncline treadmill [was] defective and could not be repaired after several attempts. The Wi-Fi module, a key element for setting the course and tracking        performance does not function, company admits it is defective.” (Undisputed Material Fact       (hereinafter “UMF”.) In order to resolve the claim, ICON sent a letter on October 21, 2014,          indicating that they would settle with Plaintiff Wilens for $2,311.05 in exchange for his execution   of the attached Confidential Release. (UMF 2.) That very same day, Plaintiff Wilens, an active        attorney admitted to practice in the State of California, executed the Confidential Release, emailed the same back to ICON’s counsel, and demanded that the check be overnighted to his office. (See   UMF 3.) The release provided in the first paragraph of a one page release, that the undersigned:     does hereby release and forever discharge ICON

. … (hereafter Released Parties)” …of and from any and all existing or possible actions, causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, fees, and expenses of any kind, on account of, or in any way arising from or related to all known and unknown injuries and damages resulting  or which  may  result  from  the  undersigned’s  use  of exercise equipment by the undersigned and sold, displayed and/or manufactured by Released Parties or any of its affiliates.” (UMF 4.)

More to come soon