Our Class Action Practice Group specializes in defending class action matters in a wide variety of industries, including consumer finance, banking, and consumer products. We have handled various substantive class action claims, including breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, commercial appropriation of name, infringement of right of publicity, negligent hiring and supervision, and false advertising.
Members of our Class Action Practice Group are highly skilled litigators who devise strategies to narrow or eliminate claims brought against our clients and to defend matters aggressively and efficiently.
Our lawyers have successfully persuaded courts, even at the pleading stage, to dismiss class actions lawsuits on the grounds that the plaintiff has failed to sufficiently allege or demonstrate numerosity, commonality, and/or typicality.
Members of our team have helped to create new law, including a landmark decision where the Appellate court held that the right of rescission under the Truth In Lending Act is a personal remedy not suitable for class action treatment.
Our team not only defends class action lawsuits but also advises clients on how to limit their exposure to them. We review clients' policies and procedures and advise clients on proactive measures they can implement. We are well-versed on the unique issues presented in class action lawsuits, including electronic discovery, procedural rules unique to complex court, and court approval of dismissals and settlements.