Class action litigation involves high stakes cases with the real potential for literally making or breaking many of the defendants we represent. Such lawsuits are often referred to as “bet the company” cases. Sandberg Phoenix attorneys have been defending businesses of all types and sizes, as well as individuals, in class action cases for decades. Whether filed in state court or federal court, we fight to achieve the best possible outcome for each client. We do so either as the only firm or as part of a team of firms retained to protect our client. In some cases, a group of defendants are joined in the same case, which often allows our clients to coordinate and cooperate with the other defendants for the benefit of all. We carefully evaluate and recommend to our clients the approach we think will work best for them in each case realizing each case has to be approached differently and that “cookie cutter” solutions are not what our clients are looking for when they are confronted with having to defend against a class action case.
We use these same skills to defend clients in related kinds of complex litigation, including multi-district litigation (MDL). We are frequently asked to represent clients in a wide range of industries, including banking and financial, insurance, accounting, tax preparation, automobile and other product manufacturing, chemical and energy production, municipalities, and real estate providers. We defend cases alleging federal and state statutory violations and a wide array of common law theories, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, nuisance, trespass, fraud, and anti-trust violations, to name a few. Frequently millions (sometimes billions) of dollars are at stake. We work closely with our clients to obtain, investigate, and evaluate the facts, formulate a strategy, and execute the agreed upon strategy to achieve the best possible results for that client whether settlement, attacking class certification, or providing a full-scale defense to verdict at trial.
Our class action attorneys have a combined total experience of several decades in many types of class action and mass tort litigation. A representative sampling includes:
The cases referred to above are only a representative sampling of cases handled by our team members for clients in various industries facing a wide range of legal theories.