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Lafayette & Kumagai LLP successfully tried three consolidated class actions where plaintiffs sued for restitution and injunctive relief in a trial that lasted over four weeks – two weeks live in the court room before the COVID-19 shut down and two weeks remote and virtual during the COVID-19 shut down. Plaintiffs sued claiming the firm’s client, a Fortune 500 computer processing company, deprived them of due process rights and violated statutory laws in the way it processed tolls, penalties and fees for vehicles crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. The trial followed more than 6 years of vigorous litigation and multiple attempts at settlement. In an exhaustive opinion, the court ruled against plaintiffs on all class claims. The decision is final and will not be appealed. The case was the first matter to be tried virtually in the Superior Court for the City and County of San Francisco.