CLASS ACTION LITIGATION

OVERVIEW

Class action litigation – both on the plaintiff and defense side – is extremely complex. It is crucial to redressing the rights of large numbers of plaintiffs who’ve been wronged by the misconduct of some of the world’s largest corporations.

But, class action litigation is also ripe for potential abuse.

The trial lawyers at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP have deep experience handling all manner of class action litigation, protecting the rights of those who have truly been wronged – as well as defending companies against frivolous litigation intended to extort settlements from defendants that do not want to face an onslaught of cases and their inevitably exorbitant costs.

On the defense side, our attorneys have represented the airline pilots’ association in a breach of fiduciary duty action arising from an airline merger; Hyundai and KIA in a class action alleging false advertising and other torts based on statements regarding fuel economy; KIA in a class action for products liability regarding defective brake switches; and an indirect purchaser class in a class action alleging an antitrust conspiracy to fix foam prices.

On the plaintiff side, we are routinely approached to evaluate and consider launching potential multi-billion-dollar class actions, affecting numerous industries and involving a full range of substantive issues and exposures throughout the United States.

Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP is relentlessly driven to hold corporate defendants to account whenever the causes of action are real and meritorious. But we also have the patience, the intelligence, and the staying power to defend against frivolous class actions when settlement is not an option. We win your battles on both fronts.

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