Craig E.Stewart

Partner

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Craig Stewart, the leader of Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice in California, is an appellate and trial court litigator who has orally argued dozens of appeals in federal and state courts, including the United States and California Supreme Courts. His appellate practice covers a wide variety of subject matter areas, including antitrust, employment, ERISA, environmental law, land use, constitutional claims, mass torts, contract disputes, trademark and trade dress, and product liability. His clients in these cases include such major corporations as Apple, AT&T, Chevron, Experian, and Procter & Gamble.

In the trial court, his practice focuses on complex business litigation, primarily antitrust and unfair business practice claims. He has litigated motions to dismiss, class certification, and summary judgment motions and other significant motions in major litigation. His recent experience includes defending price-fixing and monopolization cases under state and federal laws, defending unfair business practice claims under California's Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, and defending consumer class actions alleging false advertising.

Craig's pro bono experience includes representing victims of domestic violence, representing a parolee in a successful Ninth Circuit appeal challenging conditions of his parole, representing a fair housing organization that successfully challenged discriminatory rental practices, and representing an inmate who obtained a federal court injunction against a restrictive prison mail policy.

Experience

  • Procter & Gamble defeats class certification in misbranding actionJones Day obtained complete denial of class certification in a putative consumer class action brought against The Procter & Gamble Company in which the plaintiffs alleged that the labeling of Pringles potato crisps is false and misleading.
  • Chevron defends against lawsuit relating to accidental fire at California refineryJones Day represented Chevron Corporation and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in defense of a lawsuit filed by the City of Richmond relating to an accidental fire that occurred at CUSA's Richmond (California) refinery in August 2012.
  • Chevron summary judgment win affirmed by California Court of Appeal in California FEHA age discrimination caseThe California Court of Appeal affirmed the summary judgment ruling won by Jones Day on behalf of Chevron Products Company and Chevron Corporation in an age discrimination case brought by a former contractor of Chevron.
  • National retailer defends consumer class action surrounding allegations related to farming practices for shrimpJones Day is defending a national retailer against consumer class action litigation in which plaintiffs allege that the retailer sold shrimp that were farmed using slave labor.
  • National assisted living facility company defends putative class action lawsuit over advertising regarding care assessmentsJones Day is defending a national assisted living facility company in a class action lawsuit concerning how care assessments are used in setting and monitoring staffing at its 35 California communities.
  • Millennium Laboratories wins Ninth Circuit reversal in trade dress and unfair competition litigationJones Day won a reversal of summary judgment for Millennium Laboratories, Inc. in a Ninth Circuit appeal of a trade dress and unfair competition dispute.
  • Procter & Gamble successfully resolves class action claims after U.S. Supreme Court denies request for certiorari review by objectors to settlementJones Day defended The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") and its subsidiary The Gillette Company in two consumer class actions concerning advertising of Duracell AA & AAA Ultra Batteries.
  • Procter & Gamble achieves dismissals with prejudice of two putative class action lawsuits over advertising for batteriesJones Day successfully defended The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and its subsidiary The Gillette Company in two statewide consumer class actions in California and Massachusetts concerning Duracell AA and AAA Coppertop batteries.
  • Lennar resolves putative product liability and consumer fraud class action lawsuitsJones Day client Lennar Corporation obtained the voluntary dismissal of putative class action lawsuits against Lennar homebuilding subsidiaries in California and the settlement of nationwide putative class action lawsuits in Nevada and Minnesota after defeating bids for class certification, and defeating plaintiffs' attempt to appeal to the Ninth Circuit in the Nevada case.
  • Adobe Systems resolves recruiting antitrust litigationJones Day client Adobe Systems Inc. reached a settlement agreement resolving a nationwide antitrust class action brought by current and former employees of Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm or Pixar alleging conspiracy to fix and suppress employee compensation by entering into non-solicitation agreements.
  • ICANN prevails in Ninth Circuit appeal of landmark ruling dismissing TLD monopolization claimOn July 31, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the landmark decision by a federal district court in the Central District of California to dismiss with prejudice name.space's monopolization claim against Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), a long-time Jones Day client.
  • SAP's district court victory affirmed by Ninth CircuitThree months after oral argument, the Ninth Circuit issued an order affirming federal district court judge Phyllis Hamilton's decision to overturn a $1.3 billion verdict against Jones Day client SAP AG in a long-running copyright dispute with Oracle.
  • Chevron subsidiary Unocal wins Ninth Circuit reversal in case involving Foreign Sovereign Immunities ActJones Day was retained by Unocal Corporation ("Unocal") (now a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation) for representation in a Ninth Circuit appeal from an adverse ruling in a case involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ("FSIA").
  • Aetna wins dismissal of antitrust litigationJones Day won dismissal of an antitrust case brought by four diagnostic testing laboratories alleging that Aetna Inc. and other healthcare payers had entered unlawful exclusive dealing arrangements with Quest Diagnostics.
  • After appellate victory, immigration client secures termination of removal proceedingsJones Day was appointed as pro bono counsel to represent a lawful immigrant petitioning for review of an order of removal from the United States.
  • Parolee challenges conditions under Section 1983 after Ninth Circuit decisionJones Day obtained a significant victory in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of pro bono client William C. Thornton in a published decision ruling that Mr. Thornton could challenge two conditions of his parole under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
  • Interstate Batteries resolves class action lawsuit surrounding replacement price of batteries under warrantyJones Day client Interstate Battery System International, Inc. resolved a class action lawsuit brought by plaintiffs alleging Interstate Battery provided misleading information regarding the price at which customers would be able to purchase replacement batteries under the warranty.
  • Lennar prevails on cross-appeals of arbitration rulings in "yellow brass" fitting actionsTwo Las Vegas valley homeowners' associations (HOAs) asserted representative claims relating to allegedly defective high-zinc-content brass plumbing fittings (often called "yellow brass" fittings) in homes constructed by Nevada subsidiaries of Jones Day client homebuilder, Lennar Corporation ("Lennar").
  • Albertson's successfully defends California AG antitrust litigation related to labor union negotiationsJones Day defended supermarket chain Albertson's, Inc. against antitrust claims asserted by the California Attorney General in connection with a "mutual strike assistance agreement" that Albertson's entered into with Vons and Ralphs, two other grocery store companies.
  • Chevron wins Ninth Circuit affirmance of jury verdict in highly publicized Nigerian human rights caseOn September 10, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the jury verdict in favor of Jones Day client Chevron Corporation and two of its subsidiaries in a highly publicized Alien Tort Statute case.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 9, 2009
      U.S. Supreme Court Review & Preview, Jones Day San Francisco Office
    • October 21, 2005
      Comparative Taking and Regulation of Land, panelist, Hawaii State Bar Association 2005 Annual Meeting
    • August 5, 2005
      Property Rights and Regulations After the Supreme Court’s 2004 Term, panelist, State and Local Government Law Section American Bar Association 2005 Annual Meeting
    • March 9, 2005
      Class Action Developments:  Settlements and Fee Awards, SBC Legal Conference
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