Complex Trial Experience in Class Action Lawsuits
At Callahan & Blaine, our civil litigation practice extends beyond the resolution of disputes between our client and one or several opponents. We also litigate on behalf of consumers, employees, small businesses or any other identifiable group whose legal claims have enough in common to support a motion for certification as a class. This tactic allows claimants to achieve justice in situations where individual lawsuits can't be economically justified, but where common legal and factual issues can justify handling the case on behalf of a large group in a single case under state or federal class action rules.
Hundreds or Thousands of People Might Have Claims Just Like Yours
If you suspect that you're not the only one with particular grounds for legal action, contact Callahan & Blaine in Santa Ana to learn about your litigation options for either a freestanding lawsuit or a class action. With 25 trial attorneys aggregating over 500 years of litigation experience, our law firm has the depth and range of experience necessary to identify opportunities for class certification and to manage the complex logistics of class action litigation.
Examples of the kinds of cases that might be suitable for class certification include:
- Employee wage and benefit claims
- Age, race or sex discrimination claims
- Consumer fraud claims
- Securities fraud and investor claims
- Antitrust or unfair competition claims concerning price-fixing, tie-in arrangements or raw materials supplies
- Intellectual property claims
- Advertising claims
In 2008, our lawyers settled a class action for past and future employment benefits to newspaper carriers in Orange County for $38 million. This settlement is the largest class action settlement in the history of Orange County. Our ability to demonstrate convincingly in court that the carriers were employees eligible for benefits forced a settlement after two months of trial.
Find out more about our experience with class action lawsuits in the state and federal courts of Southern California. Contact Callahan & Blaine in Santa Ana to discuss your case with a world-class litigation team.