Litigation Practice - Class Actions

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Our class actions practice is a nationwide leader in the areas of antitrust, financial institutions, insurance, securities, telecommunications, civil rights, and consumer and environmental protection. We regularly litigate cases throughout the United States, successfully navigating the full range of federal and state laws governing these complex disputes.

As business lawyers, we know how to limit the effects of litigation on your business operations, reputation and future plans. We also have substantial experience on the plaintiffs' side, giving us a full understanding of the challenges facing class action participants.

Representative Work

  • Defeated class claims in a major consumer action against our client, including obtaining a reversal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit of the trial court’s grant of class certification.  
  • Obtained dismissal of a securities fraud class action suit brought against the former officers and directors of a manufacturer of fitness and sports equipment.
  • Defeated certification of a class of one million consumers for one of the largest global information providers.
  • Obtained dismissal of four putative class actions against not-for-profit hospitals challenging the hospitals’ pricing policies, and appeared as lead appellate counsel for the hospitals in affirming those decisions on appeal.
  • Acted as co-counsel for a class of employees who used the federal and Georgia RICO statutes to sue their employer for hiring illegal workers. The novel and creative application of the RICO statutes garnered significant media attention and has been the subject of numerous legal articles.
  • Acted as lead counsel for the plaintiff class in the largest private class action racial discrimination settlement in history, which settled for $192.5 million.
  • Obtained certification of a class of approximately 3,000 foster children alleging that foster care and child protective services in Atlanta are legally and constitutionally deficient.

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