Kent Hirsch has served his clients with legal services “of the highest caliber” in 28 class action cases, primarily as plaintiff class counsel, but has also represented several defendants.

Current cases include

  • Wal-Mart Employment Practice - Multi-District Litigation in Nevada. Class Counsel to Home Office Class
  • Fowler v. Haz-M.E.R.T. - Shareholder Adversarial Bankruptcy Action Against Hazardous Waste Company
  • Intel Anti-Trust Multi-District Litigation in Delaware - Counsel to Arkansas Plaintiffs
  • Toyota of NWA – Deceptive Trade Practices - Counsel to Plaintiff
  • Simpson Housing – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Mass Tort - 192-Unit Apartment Complex Class Counsel to Plaintiffs

A Representation of the Successful Cases Completed by Kent Hirsch:

  • $18,600,000.00 recovery in Hicks v. City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, et al., CIV-1997-500, for 14 subclasses of taxpayers, together with reduction in property tax millage by a rollback of millage
  • $13,200,000.00 recovery in Worth v. City of Rogers, Arkansas, et al., CIV-97-314-1, Benton County, Arkansas, for eight subclasses of taxpayers
  • $4,623,991.00 recovery in Barnhart v. City of Fayetteville Arkansas, et al., for the class of sanitation ratepayers, and voided an ultra vires contract which unconditionally guaranteed the $22,405,000.00 bonded indebtedness of the Northwest Arkansas Resource Authority, forcing the bond insurance company, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC) to make good their guarantee
  • $3,200,000.00 recovery in Minnick v. Benton County, Arkansas, for a class of sales taxpayers
  • $2,300,000.00 recovery in Barker v. Frank, CIV-94-719-2, Saline County, Arkansas, for the class of ad valorem property taxpayers within the Fountain Lake School District, and received a rollback of millage under Amendment 59 to the Constitution of Arkansas
  • $1,300,000.00 recovery in Fountain Lake v. Adkins, CIV-03-1272-II, Garland County, Arkansas, for a class of ad valorem taxpayers concerning Amendment 74 to the Constitution of Arkansas
  • Injunctive relief in Smith v. City of Springdale, the class of sanitation ratepayers successfully forced the City of competitively bid the sanitation contract which had previously been illegally awarded
  • Robbs v. Acuff, Boone County, Arkansas class recovery of ad valorem property taxes

 

Kent Hirsch served his clients as counsel for the class plaintiff, intervernor or a party in several reported class action cases, including the following:

  • Simpson Housing Solutions, LLC v. Hernandez, 2009 Ark. 480, ____ S.W.3d ____, WL 3231256 (Oct. 8, 2009)
  • Hambay v. Williams, 373 Ark. 552, 285 S.W.3d 239 (2008)
  • Simpson Housing Solutions, LLC v. Hernandez, 373 Ark. 196, 282 S.W.3d 806 (2008)
  • Stromwall v. Van Hoose, 371 Ark. 267, 265 S.W.3d 93 (2007)
  • Maddox v. City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, 369 Ark. 143, 251 S.W.3d 281 (2007)
  • Beebe v. Fountain Lake School District, 365 Ark. 536, 231 S.W.3d 628 (2006)
  • Springdale School Dist. No. 50 v. The Evans Law Firm, P.A., 360 Ark. 279, 200 S.W.3d 917 (2005)
  • Butt v. Evans, 351 Ark. 566, 98 S.W.3d 1 (2003)
  • Worth v. City of Rogers, Arkansas, 351 Ark. 183, 89 S.W.3d 875 (2002)
  • Worth v. Benton County Circuit Court, 351 Ark. 149, 89 S.W.3d 891 (2002)
  • Worth v. Keith, 349 Ark. 731, 79 S.W.3d 387 (2002)
  • Williams v. City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 348 Ark. 768, 76 S.W.3d 235 (2002)
  • Maddox v. City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, 246 Ark. 209, 56 S.W.3d 375 (2001)
  • Frank, et al., v. Barker, et al., 341 Ark. 557, 20 S.W.3d (2000) (reversed in part on class definition) (decided June 8, 2000)
  • Brandon v. Arkansas Public Service Commission, 76 Ark. App. 201, 61 S.W.3d 193 (2001)
  • Worth v. City of Rogers, Arkansas, 341 Ark. 12, 14 S.W.3d 471 (2000)
  • Brandon v. Arkansas Public Service Commission, 67 Ark. App. 140, 992 S.W.2d 834 (1999)
  • Barnhart v. City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 335 Ark. 57, 977 S.W.2d 225 (1998)
  • Barnhart v. City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 321 Ark. 197, 900 S.W.2d 539 (1995)
  • Barnhart v. City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 316 Ark. 742, 875 S.W.2d 79 (1994)
  • Union National Bank v. Barnhart, 308 Ark. 190, 823 S.W.2d 878 (1992)
  • Financial Guarantee Insurance Company v. City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 943 F.2d 925 (1991)
  • Financial Guarantee Insurance Company v. City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 247 F.Supp. 934 (1990)
  • Smith v. City of Springdale, 291 Ark. 63, 722 S.W.2d 569 (1987)