Class action and other multi-claimant proceedings pose significant and unique litigations risks. PVF’s partners understand those risks and possess a vast knowledge of the underlying laws, client industries and nuances of class action litigation. Our lawyers have successfully defended clients in a wide range of industries, including public utility, banking and financial, employment, food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, consumer, real estate and high tech.
We are extremely well versed in litigating class certification, conducting class versus merits discovery, navigating the court approval and notice process, narrowing claims through merits litigation and negotiating complicated settlements. In many cases, we have been successful in securing dismissals before a class could be certified by demonstrating with a nimble yet focused strategy that the alleged claims were baseless. During the course of our representation, we regularly advise our clients on company policies and practices related to the dispute and provide common-sense solutions to minimize, if not eliminate, any potential future exposure.