In a number of cases where the Class Action Team has represented defendants in putative class actions, it has successfully achieved dismissal on an early dispositive motion prior to commencement of discovery. In other cases, it has prevailed on an early motion to strike class allegations or successfully defeated plaintiffs’ motions for class certification. The team has also successfully achieved settlements of class actions on terms favorable to our clients and obtained court approval. In cases where the Class Action Team has represented plaintiffs, it has successfully prosecuted the case and achieved substantial settlements favorable to the class.
Class actions are typically staffed with lawyers who have substantial class action experience as well as experience with the relevant industry and substantive law. Robinson & Cole’s Class Action Team lawyers know the industry and the substantive law, and have substantial trial experience. The team members who handle health insurance/managed care class actions have extensive experience with that industry and the governing statutory and regulatory requirements. Insurance class actions are staffed with lawyers who focus their practice on insurance coverage issues and know the ins and outs of insurance company procedures and practices. Products liability class actions are often staffed with lawyers who regularly try products liability cases. Bringing the right lawyers to the table from day one allows the Class Action Team to achieve efficiency and develop innovative case strategies.