When the threat of a consumer class action looms large, your goal is clear: win quickly. We help companies end class actions before they start — or defeat class certification once they have. When matters must be settled, we devise and pursue strategies to minimize cost and maximize relief.
Mass consumer lawsuits represent a high degree of exposure for your company, so they call for urgency and strategy.
Our class action defense attorneys enter these cases with an aggressive-but-pragmatic plan of attack, aimed squarely at a swift, sensible resolution that prioritizes best-possible, practical outcomes.
We emphasize business-based solutions at all stages, though we remain ready for an aggressive, and effective trial defense.
Disposing of the class action as a first priority, whenever possible
Defeating class certification
Using the very latest in case management, e-discovery, and trial technology to prepare for success when litigation becomes inevitable, always with an eye toward a practical, efficient, and cost-effective outcome
Offering the same level of quality and bench depth found at “Big Law” defense firms, but with fee arrangements that provide more value to the client
Ease of communication between our most experienced attorneys and your most senior business officers
Parker Hudson’s Consumer Class and Mass Action Defense attorneys have an unblemished track record in defeating large, “bet-the-company” class actions, but we also have the flexibility and pricing discretion to efficiently handle more routine class matters.
Defending high-stakes Multi-District Class Litigation with billion dollar exposure
Representing financial institutions defending all levels of class actions
Sub-prime lender defense
Defense of major digital data breach claims
Manufacturer / consumer products class action defense
Mass actions involving both national and state-chartered banks
Hospital class action defense
Defense of physician practice groups and medical clinics
Successfully defended two major banks against putative class action claims in excess of $500 million as part of the nationwide Checking Account Overdraft Litigation MDL and obtained complete dismissals after four years of litigation before federal district courts, the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Claims against both banks ultimately were dismissed.
Defend publicized U.S. Department of Justice suit against the Austin Fire Department's hiring process for fire cadets. Represent client with Lee Crawford on consent decree compliance issues.
Defend suit by 19 plaintiffs claiming violation of constitutional and privacy rights. Address resolution compliance issues.
National Employment testing and validation counsel on all relevant matters for EEI and its participating members in this national trade association for investor-owned electric utilities.
Obtained a complete dismissal of a putative class action filed against a major national bank client related to alleged misrepresentations regarding Vendor's Single Interest ("VSI") insurance for automobile loans.
Resolved series of pending West Virginia class actions through an omnibus settlement class and guided client through class settlement approval and terms compliance.