Class Action Defense

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.

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

Crafting A Defense Strategy Against Class Actions

Defending a class action lawsuit requires a thorough analysis of each layer of these complex claims. Our lawyers 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. Our lawyers 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.

For More Information About Class Action Defense

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. We have offices in Redwood City and Santa Monica.