Summary

Hahn Loeser’s attorneys have a long and proven track record of success in defending companies in class actions in both state and federal courts. We have extensive experience in all aspects of a class action from assessing cases, engaging in class certification and merits discovery, briefing class certification and dispositive motions, enforcing arbitration agreements, managing certified classes, moving to decertify existing classes, and trying class actions, to appealing class certification decisions, and defending successful results on appeal.  Our class action experience touches on many different substantive areas including consumer fraud, food liability, product liability, lender liability, labor and employment, ERISA, RESPA, TCPA, and those dealing with environmental issues.

Why Choose Hahn Loeser?

What separates us from other law firms is our singular ability to apply innovative and resourceful strategic thinking to tackling the complexities of class litigation. We  offer more than reactionary thinking and a rote disputing of class-certification elements. We strive to address the class-certification elements with compelling class-action narratives within a forward-thinking strategic plan that considers the entire case.

We understand that no two class actions are alike—each poses unique facts, different damages theories, and different challenges to clients.  To provide our clients with the best possible client service, we work with our clients to create a strategic plan tailored to our clients and their businesses.  We listen to our clients to understand their goals so that we can best develop strategies that serve the client’s overall needs.  Some clients are interested in vigorously opposing certification.  Others expect to take a case through trial and appeal.  Still other clients would prefer arbitration, mediation, or settlement, while others are looking to set precedent for their industry.  We have the experience and skills to provide the type of defense and global strategic thinking that our clients require to meet their goals.

Hahn Loeser’s Experience

Our depth of experience includes extensive work on issues common to every class actions as well as with cutting-edge issues and innovative strategies under ever-developing law.  For example, we have experience with:

  • class certification standards for both injunctive relief and money-damages classes
  • standing
  • juridical-link doctrine
  • removal under the Class Action Fairness Act
  • jurisdiction and venue, including dealing with forum shopping
  • settling the claims of potential representative plaintiffs, where permitted
  • preemptively moving to deny class certification prior to discovery
  • motions to dismiss
  • summary judgment as to both the representative class members and to the class a whole
  • the doctrine of one-way intervention
  • discovery and ESI
  • class notice
  • arbitration
  • jury trials
  • bench trials
  • punitive damages
  • plaintiffs’ attempts to use the class action device to eliminate their pleading and proof requirements—including reliance, injury in fact, causation, and actual damage
  • preserving class certification issues—and continuing to raise class certification elements—throughout pretrial and trial
  • building an appellate record at all stages in the trial court

We also have litigated class actions involving federal and state laws that are regularly the subject of class action litigation, including:

  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • False advertising laws
  • Consumer sales practices acts, including California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA)
  • Unfair and deceptive trade practices act, including California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL)
  • Song-Beverly Credit Card Act
  • Breach-of-contract claims
  • Common law tort claims, such as fraud
  • Equitable claims

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