Saville and Flint bows out as co-counsel for plaintiff in Redbox class action, Millar's new firm comes in

Amelia Flood Jan. 28, 2011, 2:24am


A proposed lead plaintiff in a pending class action against Redbox Automated Retail Inc. once again has a new law firm representing her.

Attorney Jeffrey Millar is part of the legal team representing Laurie Piechur against the company that owns DVD rental kiosks.

Millar asked last year that the court substitute Brent Coon & Associates for Saville and Flint of Glen Carbon, the firm Millar left Brent Coon to join.

It appears Millar has again changed firms, according to an order signed Jan. 21 by St. Clair County Associate Judge Andrew Gleeson.

In that filing, Gleeson allowed Saville and Flint to withdraw from Piechur's suit.

The Millar Law Firm of St. Charles, Mo. was substituted as plaintiff's counsel.

Piechur proposes to lead a nationwide class of DVD rental customers who claim that Redbox charged unfair late fees.

Redbox denies the claims in the suit and has unsuccessfully tried to have the suit thrown out.

The suit seeks over $350,000 in damages and costs.

The suit has not been certified.

Millar asked for the Saville & Flint substitution in September 2010.

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien granted the request.

Millar was once a member of the Lakin Law Firm – now LakinChapman LLC of Wood River.

Millar left Lakin to join Brent Coon, based in Beaumont, Texas.

The other members of Piechur's legal team include Thomas and Peter Maag and others.

Robert Sprague, Eric Brandfonbrener and others represent Redbox.

The case is St. Clair case number 09-L-562.

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