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Class Action Litigation

In today’s legal environment, class action litigation is a constant and ever-growing threat to the business community. Class actions present significant risks, seizing financial resources, tarnishing brand and reputation in the marketplace, and even attacking the core business model on which a company is built. It is essential that companies faced with a class action lawsuit take appropriate action to defend its interests and resources.

LeClairRyan’s class action attorneys understand the significance, challenges and dangers presented by class action litigation, and we have the skills, experience and resources necessary to successfully defend these matters. Our attorneys represent clients in matters throughout the United States, defending high-profile and high-exposure cases. We work closely with our clients to provide an early and ongoing assessment of the value and risk of the case, and to develop a litigation strategy that considers not only that particular case, but also the impact on the business as a whole.

Members of our team are diligent, disciplined and dedicated to achieving results for our clients. Whether getting a case dismissed at the initial stages, defeating class certification, or reaching a favorable settlement, the common thread is LeClairRyan’s commitment to vigorously defending our clients and pursuing results consistent with their best interests.

Our talents, experience and results are well-known and well-respected within the class action arena. The 2016 U.S. News & World ReportBest Lawyers awarded LeClairRyan a first-tier national ranking in the area of class action defense.

While our work and experience expands across a variety of industries, we have particularly strong experience defending class actions in the areas of consumer protection and financial services, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, as well as claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The areas and industries in which we provide class action services include:

  • Consumer protection and financial services
  • Labor and employment
  • Securities
  • Lending and mortgage
  • Shareholder derivative actions
  • Information, data, privacy and security
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Financial products
  • Consumer products
  • Medical and dental devices
  • Automotive and warranty
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Representative engagements:

  • Represented multiple consumer reporting agencies in nationwide class action lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Represented multiple employers in nationwide class action lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Represented financial services clients in class action lawsuits in Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, and handled appeals before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits, the Supreme Court of Arkansas and the Supreme Court of Mississippi
  • Obtained dismissal of nationwide class action lawsuit in “junk fax” case brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented national corporation in nationwide class action lawsuit regarding “prior express consent” provision of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented Fortune 500 company against alleged violations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented medical services company in class action alleging violations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented multiple employers across industries in actions brought under Fair Labor Standards Act alleging miscalculation and unpaid overtime violations
  • Represent wholesale food products company in alleged Title VII sex harassment hostile work environment enforcement action brought by EEOC
  • Represent national pizza delivery company in statewide action for unpaid tips in the form of delivery charges not paid to drivers
  • Represent national life insurance company in wage and hour class action alleging misclassification
  • Obtained favorable settlement in overtime class action under Fair Labor Standards Act for medical technology company
  • Obtained dismissal of putative class action alleging the denial of disability benefits under the Defense Base Act
  • Obtained favorable settlement in wage and hour collective action brought under Fair Labor Standards Act alleging misclassification and unpaid overtime
  • Represent national trucking company in Fair Labor Standards Act collective action alleging misclassification
  • Obtained favorable settlement for national dialysis treatment provider in collective/class action seeking payment of wages and overtime for statewide class
  • Obtained favorable settlement for national beverage services company in Fair Labor Standards Act collective action seeking unpaid wages and overtime for nationwide class 
  • Represented law firms in class actions alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act
  • Represented national clients in class action alleging violations of Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Represented residential property manager against allegations of violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Represented national client in class action alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and state consumer protection statutes
  • Represented real estate company in a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act class action
  • Represented company in class action involving plaintiffs claiming exposure to chloride compound that was found in water table
  • Represented consumer product manufacturer in class action involving warranty/product liability claims
  • Represented consumer product manufacturer in class action case related to retail installment sales contracts and certification of used products
  • Represented global health services company in bad faith class action