Polsinelli is frequently called upon to handle class actions, mass actions, and multidistrict litigation on behalf of its clients in some of the most complex and high profile cases in the country. Our approach to handling class actions focuses on ensuring that procedural, subject matter, and industry specialists are combined to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient legal team possible. In addition, we engage in detailed case planning at the outset of class litigation, providing our clients with realistic budgets and case assessments that enable practical decision-making. We also work to limit the interruptions that extensive class discovery can have on our clients’ businesses by combining substantive experience in class action discovery with the latest e-discovery technologies. And should the case go the distance, Polsinelli’s class action lawyers are experienced in trying class cases to successful verdicts.

As a result of this approach, we have gained significant recognition for our class action work including being nationally recognized for our depth in Class Action Litigation in the 2018 BTI Litigation Outlook report. That depth spans a variety of industries, including:

  • College athletics
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Natural Resources
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trucking & Transportation

Our class action, mass action, and multidistrict litigation experience also covers most areas of law, including:

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Biometric Privacy Laws (including BIPA)
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contracts
  • Cyber-Security
  • Data & Information Privacy
  • Federal Statutory Claims (such as TCPA, RICO, FDCPA, FCRA, FCA)
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Government Regulations
  • Insurance
  • Products Liability
  • State Consumer Protection Statutes and Regulations
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Torts
  • Defended national bank and payment processor in class action alleging violation of privacy acts. Case settled favorably.
  • Represented numerous health care organizations against class action claims alleging violation of privacy laws.
  • Represented educational institution against class action claims alleging violation of privacy laws.  
  • Defended health care organizations against class action claims alleging violation of Illinois BIPA. 
  • Represented timeclock and software vender against class action claims alleging violations of Illinois BIPA.
  • Defended class actions in Missouri, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan and the District of Columbia against a wireless communications carrier for allegedly misleading consumers about billing practices, the quality of its coverage, the capacity of its network and the quality of its phones. In each case, an arbitration clause was enforced, class certification was denied, or the cases were dismissed or settled on favorable terms.
  • Defended class actions in Washington, Florida, Texas and Illinois involving how a telecommunications carrier charged subscribers for local taxes. Two cases were dismissed, and the others were settled.
  • Defended class actions against corporate officers of software and communications companies involving claims of alleged securities fraud. The cases were all resolved on favorable terms.
  • Defended credit life insurance carrier against class action claiming right to refunds of unearned premiums. Class certification was denied.
  • Defended health club organizations in Missouri against claims under Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and common law asserting unlawful charging and collection of fees. Cases settled favorably.
  • Defended a cryptocurrency technology company in Kansas and Missouri against claims of misrepresentations and violations of various states’ consumer protection laws. Defeated class certification. Cases settled favorably.
  • Defended non-bank lenders, banks, trusts, loan services, and others in Arkansas and Missouri against claims of unlawful collection of fees and interest on second mortgage loans. Several cases dismissed or summary judgment granted. Other cases settled favorably.
  • Defended credit collection firm in Illinois and New York against claims under FDCPA, RICO, state laws asserting unlawful practices. Cases settled favorably.
  • Defended national non-profit organization in Louisiana against claims under TCPA asserting unlawful text messaging. Case was dismissed.
  • Represented an organic food company in defending class action allegations concerning labeling. The class certification was denied, and no appeal was taken.
  • Represented an insurance company in defense of a class action case concerning a coverage form for all policies sold in Colorado for a five-year time period. Resolved the matter early before certification, by corrective notice, with some return of the premium, and continued use of policy form.
  • Represented an insurance company in a class action case involving homeowners casualty insurance where plaintiff’s purported class raised antitrust and fraud claims. The client’s motion to dismiss was granted, upheld on appeal, and no class was certified.
  • Defended a bank client in a class action case on an issue of claim for restitution and recovery for “illegal” interest arising from a unique real estate loan program. The class was denied.
  • Obtained dismissal of putative class action alleging resale of electricity in violation of California’s unfair competition laws.
  • Successfully defended putative class action under California’s Auto-Renewal Law.
  • Successfully defended putative class actions in food and beverage industry for violations of California’s false advertising and unfair competition laws.
  • Represented telecommunications carrier in class action asserting violation of TCPA.
  • Defended payment processor in class action alleging violation of TCPA. Case settled favorably.
  • Defended manufacturers, packagers and retailers of dietary supplements in class actions alleging violation of federal and state consumer laws.
  • Defended lender in class action alleging improper handling of forbearance offer accepted by borrowers.
  • Represented retirement system in class action alleging illegal collection of fees.
  • Defended association in class action by athletes alleging use of name, image and likeness.
  • Successfully defended skin care company in class action alleging state consumer law violations for false labeling.
  • Successfully defended class action asserting state consumer law violations for false advertising and marketing of natural food products.
  • Successfully defended online apparel company in putative class action for alleged non-compliance with ADA for website accessibility.
  • Defended managed care entity and hospital of last resort in putative class action alleging client collected more in subrogation from third parties than allowed under federal and state laws. 
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