Mayo Law Co-Counsel in Consumer Class Action Against Aspen Dental
Mack Mayo of The Mayo Law Group PLLC of Spokane, Washington, along with Toby Marshall and Elizabeth Adams of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC of Seattle, Washington, are co-counsel for the named plaintiff and a proposed class of consumers in a class action against a national dental chain and its local Spokane owner/operator.
Stone v. Aspen Dental
The case, Stone v. Aspen Dental Management, Inc., et al., was recently filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
As presently drafted, the initial Class Complaint, among other things, alleges:
Aspen Dental Management, Inc. is a dental services corporation providing support services to '“Aspen Dental” branded dental care providers throughout the United States, including in Washington.
Motivated primarily by a desire to make the Aspen Dental locations profitable, Aspen Dental, through a common course of conduct implemented at its local branches, engages and causes its affiliated providers to engage in unfair and deceptive business practices in violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, chapter 19.86 RCW.
The unfair acts and practices that Defendants have engaged and continue to engage in include, among other things:
advertising but failing to honor a promise of a “free exam and x-rays”;
failing to properly bill applicable insurance;
recommending expensive and unnecessary treatment plans using high-pressure sales tactics; and
falsely representing that they are offering a “discount” on services.
The initial Class Complaint, as presently drafted, seeks to recover damages incurred as a result of Defendants’ unfair and deceptive acts and practices and to enjoin the continued use of those practices.
The Mayo Law Group PLLC
The Mayo Law Group PLLC is a law firm headquartered in Spokane, Washington, operated by Mack Mayo, its principal lawyer. Mack has been consistently recognized as a Top Spokane and Washington State Lawyer, and as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the areas of Mass Torts and Class Actions as well as Corporate and Business Law. He has been appointed by several courts in class actions and court-approved class settlements.
Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
Attorneys Beth Terrell, Toby Marshall, and Jennifer Murray founded Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC in May 2008. Since then TMLG’s attorneys and staff have worked to protect the rights of vulnerable populations by prosecuting class actions on behalf of employees, consumers, and other groups. TMLG has earned a reputation for national excellence, and its attorneys are routinely recognized for their outstanding work. As a team, they have successfully litigated significant civil cases in Washington and throughout the country.