Choosing a law firm to represent you in defending a nationwide class action is a decision of major import. Our attorneys have been particularly active in the defense of corporations sued in class actions, as well as in attempting to reform the law to prevent class action abuses. The clear advantage — having attorneys who are national leaders in the area of class actions.
During the last decade, few companies escaped the great proliferation of nationwide class actions. These broad-reaching class actions are no longer confined to securities and antitrust litigation, but are brought in the areas of consumer rights, mass torts, product liability, health care, ERISA, insurance, banking and employment disputes, and have affected virtually every product sold and service provided in the United States.
No longer confined to the federal courts, as federal law developed strict application of Rule 23 requirements to prevent class action abuses, cases were brought with increasing frequency in state courts perceived as friendly to plaintiffs’ causes. While the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 gave defendants a valuable tool to return these cases to federal court, others still remain in state courts. Our attorneys defend class actions in state and federal court for some of the country’s largest companies and take pride in the excellent results achieved.