Crafting the appropriate legal strategy to defend against a civil lawsuit has many facets. Analyzing the merits of the claims, developing an understanding of the cost-benefit relationship between settling a matter or taking the case to trial, and evaluating the available defenses are all critical steps. Class action lawsuits can be devastating to a company's day-to-day operations, and ultimately to the bottom line. If you are facing the prospect of a class action lawsuit, it is critical that you have the guidance of an experienced class action defense lawyer.
A Wide Base of Experience in Effective Class Action Litigation
The attorneys at Coddington, Hicks & Danforth have significant experience presenting an aggressive defense in class action claims in a wide variety of areas, including:
- Insurance business practices and claims handling
- Civil rights violations
- Consumer fraud complaints
- Toxic torts
- Complaints against condominium and homeowners associations
Defending a class action lawsuit requires a thorough analysis of each layer of these complex claims. We work closely with clients to assess the potential damages to craft the best legal strategy to serve their interests. Plaintiffs' firms frequently recruit large numbers of potential class members to increase the potential damages exposure. A large-scale class can severely prejudice a defendant. The risk of exposure to damages is magnified. Subtle differences between the class representatives' experiences may confuse a jury to the detriment of a defendant. We comprehensively review opportunities to challenge class certification and class representatives to ensure that our clients' interests are well-protected.
Our thorough review of the class claims includes a detailed analysis of the likelihood of class members bringing individual lawsuits on the underlying claims in the absence of class certification. Defending against multiple lawsuits can significantly increase the time, expense and transactional costs of litigation. A streamlined approach to settling or litigating one lawsuit may be better suited for obtaining a favorable and cost-effective solution.
Turn to Experienced Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If your business is facing the threat of a class action lawsuit, we invite you to call 650-592-5400 to arrange a free initial consultation. You may also send us an email using the online form to get in contact with Coddington, Hicks & Danforth in Redwood City. We serve clients throughout the San Francisco Peninsula area, Silicon Valley and Northern California in both state and federal courts.