Kevin Laukaitis

Bio

Kevin Laukaitis is a Philadelphia native who practices in the areas of consumer rights litigation and other complex class action litigation. Mr. Laukaitis is a graduate of Drexel University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He attended law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law in its part-time evening program. During law school, Kevin worked full-time as a paralegal and law clerk where he gained practical experience in consumer rights litigation, including complex class actions.

Mr. Laukaitis’ practice has been focused on class action consumer litigation involving overcharging of deregulated energy companies, defective products, mislabeling and consumer fraud, and other areas of complex litigation.

 

PROMINENT JUDGMENTS AND SETTLEMENTS

Mr. Laukaitis has played a prominent role in cases against deregulated energy companies that have engaged in deceptive practices by overcharging consumers on their energy bills. Mr. Laukaitis’ efforts have resulted in over $50 million dollars in recovery to classes of consumers who were overcharged by these energy companies. The class action settlements include:

  • Sobiech v. U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc., Case No. 2:14-cv-04464, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (worked on the team who obtained $1.25 million for a class of Pennsylvania resident customers of Pennsylvania Gas & Electric)
  • Amy Silvis v. Ambit Northeast LLC, Case No. 2:14-cv-05005-ER, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (worked on the team who obtained $9.3 million for a class of Pennsylvania resident customers of Ambit Energy)
  • Basile v. Stream Energy Pennsylvania, LLC, et al., Case No.1:15-cv-01518-YK, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (worked on the team who obtained $13.5 million for a class of Pennsylvania resident customers of Stream Energy)
  • Lori Sanborn, et al. v. Viridian Energy Inc., et al., Case No. 3:14-cv-01731-SRU, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (worked on the team who obtained $18.5 million for a nationwide class of customers of Viridian Energy).
  • Hamlen v. Gateway Energy Services Corporation, Case No. 7:16-cv-03526-VB-JCM, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (appointed class counsel and worked on the team who obtained $9.25 million for a class of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio resident customers of Gateway Energy).
  • Austin v. Kiwi Energy Services LLC, Case No. 515350/2017, New York State Supreme Court, Kings County (appointed lead counsel and worked on the team who obtained over $1 million for a class of customers of Kiwi Energy)

Mr. Laukaitis is also involved in pending class action litigation against several other deregulated energy companies, representing customers throughout the nation, including:

  • Verde Energy, Just Energy, Gateway Energy, Palmco Energy, and Greenlight Energy.

Mr. Laukaitis was also part of the team of attorneys who worked on Taha v. County of Bucks, No. 12-06867, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a seminal case which resulted in a jury verdict for a certified class of nearly 68,000 people. The jury awarded each member of the class $1,000 in punitive damages.

Education

  • Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Drexel University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Memberships and Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
 

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker & Course Developer, Harris Martin Conference, “Emerging Trends in CBD Litigation.” June, 2020

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