Class Actions

SWR has successfully defended class action matters in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest. Our attorneys understand the critical junctures in these cases and employ strategies to defeat class certification or otherwise dispose of claims at the outset. We use targeted discovery to highlight when a putative class does not meet the criteria for class certification. In other instances, we have invoked mandatory arbitration clauses to achieve early resolution of claims. In some cases, the best strategy may be to support class certification as a means to consolidate costly individual claims and limit exposure. SWR attorneys continually analyze the client’s objectives in order to achieve the most economical resolution possible, whether that be by pursuing early resolution, or by litigating aggressively through trial and on appeal.

Our attorneys have experience defending class actions in the following areas:

  • Mass Tort
  • Toxic Tort
  • Civil Rights
  • Environmental
  • Product liability
  • Contracts
  • ERISA Health Care Claims
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Securities Fraud
  • Advertising, Marketing and Consumer Fraud
  • Employment Practices including FLSA