Class action cases can be very difficult for many reasons such as the technical nature of the underlying substantive cases, the geography and length of the cases, and the multiple parties and diverse interests involved. We handle all types of class actions, including covering wage and hour disputes, as well as cases pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Our cases can involve complex discovery disputes, claims processing, case evaluations, summary judgments, class certifications, and settlement administration. We also work with fee disputes, objectors, class proceedings and the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA).
For each case, we design a tailored and comprehensive settlement plan. We then implement this plan in a timely and systematic manner to provide for a fair and structured resolution to the conflicts presented.
It must also be noted, that in addition to all of the substantive and procedural issues involved, another barrier of class actions is that similarly situated class members be treated uniformly. Often times what binds many members of the class together is their universal need for money to compensate for what are alleged serious violations of rights, sustained injuries, and/or resulting injustices.
As a result, the nature of class action bargaining can sometimes be focused on distributive negotiation or bargaining such as getting the most, or paying the least money, while disregarding a more universal approach to problem solving where many other factors and interests may be at play.
Our attention is then directed to developing and evaluating a fair settlement system to insure a timely and just resolution for all parties.
Types of Class Action Cases:
- Civil Rights
- Labor and Employment
- Wage and Hour
- FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act
- Class Action Fairness Act
- Product Liability