Our Practice Areas

Class Action Defense

A class action can threaten not only a company’s business and workflow, but its very reputation, too. At Walsh, our attorneys understand the stress class actions can cause and know that a timely, cost-efficient resolution to the matter is what matters most to our clients. Walsh attorneys are therefore vigorous and thorough at every stage, from initial investigation to trial and appeal. Whether the goal is outright early dismissal before discovery, denial of class certification, or a settlement that minimizes time, cost and disruption, our attorneys are adaptable in developing a strategy that fits the circumstances of the case and, importantly, allows the client to define success as they see it.

 

Walsh has a stellar record defending the interests of our clients in putative class actions across a breadth of subject matter: RICO, ERISA, unfair business practices, products liability, financial services, antitrust, labor and employment, the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, and others. We have deep experience at both the federal and state level, and regularly act as contributing and coordinating counsel in nationwide class actions and multi-district litigation. Recent successes include a summary judgment ruling dismissing a purported class action regarding our client’s portion sizing. Walsh lawyers also successfully defended a co-conspirator in a RICO business-to-business class action involving the pricing practices of the nation’s largest food distribution firm, agreeing to a $299 million settlement with no contribution by the client. The firm is also experienced website accessibility issues as well as claims under the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) as applied recently to e-commerce website terms and conditions, both of which have become frequent subjects of putative class actions.