Manufacturers and retailers regularly face putative class actions involving not only product liability claims but also alleged violations of various consumer fraud statutes.
We possess both substantial trial experience and industry knowledge to address scientific, technical, engineering design, and complex medical issues in class action and multi-jurisdictional litigation. Our lawyers are well-versed in the substantive federal and state laws that have spurred increased putative class action filings and the applicable rules controlling class action litigation. We regularly practice before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and have broad expertise employing creative initial and long-term procedural and substantive dispositive strategies, including strategies to limit initial discovery. The innovative strategies we employ often result in broad, swift dismissals of otherwise challenging actions.
McCarter has handled a wide variety of class actions, multidistrict litigations and other multi-claimant proceedings involving substantial corporate exposure and requiring creative lawyering and coordination among outside counsel, in-house counsel and the business units. We have decades of experience proactively challenging class action claims, defending against the certification of class actions and, if certified, defending against the claims on their merits.
As national counsel to several top insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consumer product manufacturers and sellers, McCarter has negotiated and managed some of the nation’s most significant class action settlements.