We defend manufacturers and other companies in class action lawsuits involving consumer products, services, and telemarketing.
Class actions and collective actions are pervasive in this country, and even specious cases present a real threat of significant economic harm to companies faced with such lawsuits. Class actions tend to involve large numbers of claimants, allege conduct that can span several years or more, are frequently based on novel legal theories, and require extensive discovery, including complex electronic discovery.
Defending against class actions and managing the risks associated with them require highly capable and experienced trial counsel. Ansa Assuncao attorneys have a proven track record of defending and defeating putative class actions, by quickly identifying legal and factual deficiencies that impair these cases and often securing dismissals at the initial pleading or class certification stages. We approach each case on its own terms, adopting a strategy that begins with acquiring a deep understanding of our client’s business. We work closely with our clients to establish well-defined objectives and contain costs.
The class action cases Ansa Assuncao handles for our clients typically implicate thousands of potential claimants nationwide and can involve millions of dollars in potential exposure. Our class action experience includes defending against claims of product defects, breach of warranty, consumer fraud, deceptive business practices, and statutory violations including federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims.
Our record of successes includes 1) securing voluntary dismissals of actions before responsive pleadings were required; 2) securing dismissals of plaintiffs’ claims at the initial motion stage; 3) defeating class certification; and 4) securing reversal of class certification on interlocutory appeal. When settlement of the class action is the right strategy, our attorneys have the experience to negotiate favorable settlements and secure preliminary and final court approval.