GLANKLER BROWN HAS AN ESTABLISHED TRACK RECORD OF DEFENDING CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS AND LITIGATION WITH PRACTICAL LITIGATION STRATEGIES.
A class action or a representative action is a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued.
While there are many types of class actions, there are four primary areas:
- Securities Class Actions: Securities class actions are typically brought on behalf of a group of investors who have been injured as a result of a improper conduct, such as misstating earnings, concealing or misrepresenting risks, or otherwise engaging in activity detrimental to a company, partnership, or individual investors.
- Product liability/Personal Injury Class Actions: Product liability and personal injury class action lawsuits are generally brought when a defective product, such as a drug with harmful side effects, or “mass accident”, such as a toxic spill harms many people.
- Consumer Class Actions: Consumer class actions are generally brought when consumers are injured by a company’s alleged systematic and illegal practices. Examples include illegal charges on bills, illegal penalties for late-payments, and failure to comply with consumer protection laws.
- Employment Class Actions: Employment class action lawsuits are typically brought on behalf of employees of a company for violations of the Labor Code, such as unpaid overtime, failure to provide breaks, as well as claims ranging from safety violations to systematic workplace discrimination.
Glankler Brown has significant experience in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in class action lawsuits. Our experience allows us to recognize the challenges posed by class action claims. The typical class action lawsuit involves hundreds, if not thousands alleged claimants. As a result, the stakes are often very high, and the costs of defense substantial, if not devastating, to the medium sized business. Our lawyers are equipped to engage in early discovery and motion practice to dismiss such claims, when possible.