TODD LOGAN is a Partner at Edelson PC, where he leads the firm’s Mass Tort and Gambling practice groups.
Todd’s mass tort practice ranges from representing victims of utility-caused wildfires to former NCAA football players suffering from the harmful effects of repetitive head trauma to bringing environmental justice actions against corporate polluters.
Representative Mass Torts:
- James v. PacifiCorp, No. 20-CV-33885 (Mult. Co. Cir. Ct.); Salter v. PacifiCorp, No. 21-CV-33595 (Mult. Co. Cir. Ct.); Allen v. PacifiCorp, No. 20-CV-37430 (Mult. Co. Cir. Ct.). Representing nearly one thousand coordinated class action proceeding in Multnomah County, over the 2020 Labor Day fires that burned down the homes of thousands of Oregonians.
- In PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, No. 19-bk-30088 (N.D. Cal.). Representing approximately 1,000 clients who lost homes and businesses to the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Litigation efforts before federal district court and bankruptcy court, including deposition of Edelson PC client and substantial motion practice, helped lead to $13.5 billion settlement.
- In re Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n Single School/Single Sport Concussion Litig., No. 16- cv-8727, MDL No. 2492 (N.D. Ill.). Representing thousands of former NCAA football players against the NCAA, its conferences, and member institutions alleging personal injury claims on behalf of college football players resulting from repeated concussive and sub-concussive hits. Law360 has described the litigation as “one of the largest actions pending in the country.”
In his class action practice, Todd is routinely appointed by courts nationwide to serve as class counsel in major class action cases of first impression. For example, in recent years, Todd has led all aspects of trial-level litigation in a group of seven related cases in the Western District of Washington alleging the novel theory that so-called “social casinos” are actually illegal gambling. In the nearly four years since the firm obtained a ruling from the Ninth Circuit holding that social casinos are governed by Washington gamblign laws, Todd has successfully briefed and argued a wide range of issues before the district court including motions to dismiss, motions to compel arbitration, and motions for class certification and preliminary injunctions. The majority of these cases have now settled, generating $225 million in cash settlements for consumers nationwide, with damages-adjusted claims rates of 15%-33% and class members recovering up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The largest of the remaining cases, which is pending nationwide class certification, is set for trial in 2022.
Todd was also recently appointed as Law and Briefing counsel in a trio of MDLs alleging that Facebook, Apple, and Google are all liable for illegally profiting from social casino games. See In Re: Apple Inc. App Store Simulated Casino-Style Games Litigation, No. 5:21-md-02985 (N.D. Cal.); In Re: Google Play Store Simulated Casino-Style Games Litigation, No. 5:21-md-03001 (N.D. Cal.); Wilkinson et al v. Facebook, Inc., No. 3:21-cv-02777 (N.D. Cal.).
More broadly, Todd has deep experience litigating consumer class actions more. He reached the first ever class action settlement under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act and was a principal attorney in class action litigation against Advanced Micro Devices that resulted in a $12.5 million settlement after five years of litigation.
Representative Class Action Cases:
- Kater v. Churchill Downs Downs, Inc., No. 15-cv-00612 (W.D. Wash.) (appointed Class Counsel). Primary responsibility for trial court litigation, including discovery, briefing, and oral arguments on a variety of issues. After six years of litigation, including two trips to the Ninth Circuit, case settled for $155,000,000.
- Wilson v. Playtika, Ltd., No. 18-cv-05277 (W.D. Wash.) (appointed Class Counsel). Primary responsibility for trial court litigation, including discovery and complex briefing. After nearly three years of litigation, the Court granted final approval of a $38,000,000 class action settlement.
- Reed v. Sci. Games Corp., No. 18-cv-00565 (W.D. Wash.). Primary responsibility for trial court litigation, including discovery and complex briefing. After nearly four years of litigation, the Parties reached a $24,500,000 class action settlement, which is now pending final approval.
- Dickey v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., No. 15-cv-04922 (N.D. Cal.) (appointed Class Counsel). Primary responsibility for trial court litigation, including discovery, briefing, and oral argument on nationwide class certification. After nearly five years of litigation, the Court granted final approval of a $12,500,000 class action settlement.
- Wilson v. Huuuge, Inc., No. 3:18-cv-05276, 2018 WL 5921019 (W.D. Wash) (appointed Class Counsel). Primary responsibility for trial court litigation, including discovery and complex briefing. After nearly three years of litigation, including a Ninth Circuit affirmance of the Court’s order denying the defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, the Court granted final approval of a $6,500,000 class action settlement.
- Sekura v. L.A. Tan Enterprises, Inc., No. 15-ch-16694 (Cir. Ct. Cook County, Ill.) (appointed Class Counsel). Lead all aspects of trial court litigation, leading to first-ever class action settlement under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.
- Benson v. Double Down Interactive, LLC, No. 18-cv-00525 (W.D. Wash.). Primary responsibility for trial court litigation. Jury trial anticipated in 2022.
- Wilson v. PTT, LLC, No. 18-cv-05275 (W.D. Wash.) (appointed Class Counsel). Primary responsibility for trial court litigation. Class certification granted in 2021. Jury trial anticipated in 2022.
Awards and Honors:
- Covered in Bloomberg Law’s “They’ve Got Next” series, profiling Five Fresh Faces to Know in Consumer Litigation 2022.
Before becoming a lawyer, Todd built SQL databases for a technology company and worked at various levels in state and local government. Todd received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. Todd also assisted Professor William B. Rubenstein with research and analysis on a wide variety of class action issues, and is credited for his work in more than eighty sections of Newberg on Class Actions. From 2016-17, Todd served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James Donato of the Northern District of CaliforniaRead More