Class Actions and Collective Actions

Primary Practice Contact: Maralyn M. English

Class Action Defense Attorneys

Defending Utah Companies Against Class Actions and Collective Actions

A class action is a lawsuit filed against a defendant by individual plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and a group of people who share a set of alleged circumstances, damages, and/or injuries. Common class action lawsuits involve products such as defective drugs, defective medical devices, children’s products, and vehicles. A collective action is a lawsuit filed by individual plaintiffs on behalf of themselves and people who opt-in to the litigation who have a set of alleged circumstances, damages and/or injuries. Common collective action lawsuits often involve alleged violations of the Federal Labor Standards Act.

Defending Clients in Plaintiff-Initiated Class Action or Collective Action Certification Proceedings

This type of litigation may be sought by plaintiff’s counsel through pleadings asking the court to certify “class action or collective action” status.

It may be highly advantageous to defendants to seek to defeat attempts at class action or collective action certification.  As a result, at the outset, we have been retained by potential class action defendants to oppose efforts for certification.

Defending Companies in Class Action and Collective Action Proceedings

If class action or collective action certification is granted, we provide a vigorous defense of our clients through all stages of litigation, in court or in arbitration proceedings.

Class actions and collective actions fall within the high-stakes realm of “complex litigation” and can involve numerous parties, complex variations of law, with millions of dollars at stake. Our team of class action attorneys has the necessary experience and talent to handle these matters.

Sophisticated Class Action and Collective Action Management

Defending a client in a class action or collective action matter not only requires skilled and experienced counsel for the legal issues at stake, but it also requires an experienced team to manage the written and electronic documents involved.

With every class action or collective action case, we assemble a uniquely qualified team to develop a custom strategy that ensures litigation will be handled as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Seeking Favorable Outcomes

As with litigation in general, most class action and collective action cases settle before trial. In representing and defending our clients, we work tenaciously throughout the discovery process with the objective of furthering our client’s position and seeking a favorable outcome.  If trial becomes necessary, we are always fully prepared to provide a solid defense.

More About Our Class Action and Collective Action Defense Practice

Our Class Action and Collective Action Defense attorneys are ready to help.  For more information please contact Maralyn M. English or another member of our team.

Practice Contacts

Camille N. Johnson