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Class Action Litigation

The attorneys in our Class Action Practice Group have been actively defending class action lawsuits for over 30 years. They defend class action lawsuits in both state and federal courts in areas including:  

  • Employment discrimination claims
  • Debt collection practices
  • Sale of life insurance policies
  • Asbestos, beryllium and manganese injuries
  • Defective airbags injuries
  • Diet drugs injuries
  • Injuries arising from the ingestion of dietary supplements
  • Injuries alleged to have been caused by a variety of pharmaceuticals
  • Medical monitoring cases
  • Shareholder derivative lawsuits
  • Breast implant injuries
  • Injuries sustained by latex gloves

 
Often, class action lawsuits may be subject to multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidation.  Our litigation defense attorneys have significant experience with MDL matters to include having served on steering committees for multi-national corporations experiencing MDL class action litigation issues throughout the United States.
 
Additionally, the attorneys in this group have significant experience in defending mass tort litigation.  Having obtained extensive litigation experience defending Johns Manville, and later the Manville Trust, we have formed internal procedures and protocols for handling mass tort litigation that have been honed to an efficient edge over the decades.
 
Our firm is technologically equipped to handle class action litigation.  We have an on-site imaging system that permits us to organize and electronically Bates-stamp the volumes of documents normally associated with this type of litigation.  Our attorneys have desktop access to litigation management software such as Summation and Doculex.  All of our firm's attorneys are connected by a wide area network which permits all attorneys to share electronically briefs, research and other documents helpful in defending class action litigation.
 
The Class Action Practice Group of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin serves clients in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale and communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.

Aug 1, 2011
Attorneys defeated a motion for class certification. Plaintiffs sought class certification of an action on behalf of approximately 50 home owners in the vicinity of a High School, built in 2007. Plaintiffs sued our clients, the School District...
Jun 14, 2010
Attorneys won affirmance of a grant of summary judgment in a putative medical monitoring class action arising out of alleged neighborhood exposure to beryllium dust and fumes from defendants' plant over the course of many decades. Defendants argued...
Mar 29, 2010
Attorneys successfully defended a motion for class certification in connection with case involving an insurer's decision to require that third party claimants obtain their own salvage certificate of title for vehicles appraised to be a total loss as...
Jan 5, 2009
Attorneys obtained affirmation of an order granting a motion to dismiss a class action in the Superior Court - Appellate Division. In the complaint, plaintiffs alleged fraud and fraud on the court (count one); violations of the state Consumer Fraud...
Jan 5, 2009
Attorneys obtained a reversal in a precedential opinion. The plaintiffs were a class of debtors that received form collection letters with facsimile signatures of officers of the collection agency. The plaintiffs attempted to apply an attorney-...
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017 By Jay S. Rothman, Esq.* Class actions come in a variety of flavors. Unfortunately, they are rarely “vanilla.” However, whether consumer, commercial, financial products, environmental,...,   Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not...
Articles May 24, 2011
Mondaq: Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration, May 24, 2011
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2010
Pennsylvania -- Class Action , Key Points: The "fraud on the market" theory has extremely limited application. Statistical evidence cannot replace traditional proofs in a class action claim involving misrepresentation..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010

Co-Chair

Jay S. Rothman
Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Practice Group
(215) 575-2802
jsrothman@mdwcg.com
Eric A. Weiss
Co-Chair, Product Liability Practice Group; Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Practice Group
(215) 575-2676
eaweiss@mdwcg.com

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