Practice Details

Class Actions

Class-action litigation continues to be a major and growing threat to the everyday business practices of domestic and foreign companies. MDM&C has pooled its considerable litigation and class-action defense experience into a Class Action Practice Group. With more than thirty seasoned litigators experienced in handling class actions and complex litigation, this multi-disciplinary Group includes some of the most highly regarded practitioners in the areas of Labor & Employment, Product Liability, Banking, Credit Card and Mortgage Services, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Consumer Fraud, and ERISA, among others.

The cornerstone of any class-action defense strategy is a demonstrated ability to defend the litigation aggressively from the outset. While the vast majority of class actions settle prior to class certification, settlement on favorable terms is possible only when plaintiffs’ counsel believe they face a formidable adversary in the courtroom. MDM&C class-action lawyers have a proven record of success in winning dispositive motions, defeating class certification, and, where necessary, prevailing at trial.

MDM&C is mindful of its clients’ desire to obtain a favorable outcome as cost effectively and as quickly as possible. The Firm’s reputation as aggressive and resourceful litigators enhances its ability to pursue a variety of tactics to settle class actions early on without signaling a lack of resolve to defend the litigation with vigor. By involving its lawyers in the case at an early stage they may assist in evaluating the merits of the claims, potential removal, and class certification strategies and determine whether an early attempt at settlement is possible and in the client’s best interest.