Class Action Defense

Defendants facing complex commercial class action lawsuits should seek the assistance of a law firm with the experience and resources sufficient to meet the challenge.  At McNees, our Class Action Defense team routinely and successfully represents our clients in high-stakes class action and collective action litigation.

We defend businesses, municipalities, and nonprofit entities from class action lawsuits.  Our team knows the process, including strategies to manage multi-district litigation or resolve a lawsuit favorably before certification.  We offer the substantive capability needed to wrestle with novel and complex legal issues, and the in-house capacity to assist you with wide-ranging class-wide discovery.

Our team has years of experience defending and resolving complex class action litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  The McNees team routinely defend class action claims in varied subject areas, including:

  • Unpaid/underpaid wage & hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pa. Minimum Wage Law;
  • Workplace discrimination claims and civil rights actions pursuant to Sections 1981, 1983, 1985;
  • Mass tort litigation, including environmental exposure lawsuits;
  • Financial services litigation challenging lending and credit card practices;
  • Privacy and data security matters;
  • Consumer protection and unfair and deceptive trade practices lawsuits;
  • Debt collection practices cases; and,
  • Product liability and recalls.

Our class action lawyers defend such cases for clients across industries, including automotive dealerships, banks and credit unions, utility companies, retailers, local governments, health care entities, insurance companies, real estate developers, transportation companies, and employers of all types.

We conduct aggressive and targeted investigations of the underlying, individualized facts to make possible a favorable, early resolution.  Where protracted litigation is required, our substantive legal knowledge allows us to evaluate and pursue the best route to reach a dispositive ruling to end the case at the summary judgment or class certification stage.  Where our client prefers a resolution of the case on the merits, our experienced team and advanced litigation technology support allows McNees to handle complicated class-wide discovery issues and position our client to win at trial.

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