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One of the most complex categories of litigation for plaintiffs, defendants and the courts is the class action—a format created to increase the efficiency of the legal process by aggregating a large number of individualized claims into one representative lawsuit.
When it comes to class actions, Reilly Pozner is one of the few firms that represent both plaintiffs and defendants. We have developed the human and technological resources to handle a wide range of class actions for clients across a wide range of industries.
Certification of a class is usually the most important event in a class action—often determining whether the case will settle or proceed to trial. Class certification happens early on, in the pleadings and motions stage of litigation. At Reilly Pozner, we use our trial skills to quickly prepare a strong case for achievement or defeat of class certification.
In instances where the class had been certified prior to our involvement, we have represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases that proceeded to trial. In addition, we have successfully represented individual members of a class who determined to “opt out” of a class settlement in order to pursue their own claim.