Practice/Industry Group Overview
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.