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Class-Action Litigation

Hodgson Russ prosecutes and defends class-action lawsuits on behalf of businesses and classes of individuals in cases arising from consumer actions, wage and hour violations, unfair and deceptive trade practices, catastrophic events, health and safety issues, director and officer liability, constitutional claims, and products liability matters.

Our attorneys possess considerable experience in complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation. We have represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, banks and financial institutions, health care entities, pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, and medical device manufacturers.

Recent matters we have handled include a multimillion-dollar damages award in a trial over improper trust investments, the defense of numerous suits claiming hundreds of millions of dollars of steel-frame building damage arising from a California earthquake, representation of a direct broadcast satellite service in hundreds of satellite piracy cases, class-action employment discrimination lawsuits, and class- and collective-action wage and hour suits, among many others.

The matters we have handled include:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Director and officer liability
  • Civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) disputes
  • Fair Labor Standards Act claims
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Lender liability
  • Products liability
  • Securities class actions
  • Truth-in-lending, fiduciary, and consumer protection actions
  • Unfair competition claims