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Our lawyers have regularly defended clients in class and representative actions:

  • In the consumer area, defense of a major rental car company in a series of class actions involving alleged unfair business practices in the rental contract, concerning such matters as the refueling service charge and the collision damage waiver
  • Defense of a Japanese auto manufacturer in class actions arising out of the alleged ease with which thieves could access and steal the specialized headlights installed in the manufacturer’s vehicles
  • Managed the defense and settlement of a consumer class action alleging defects and property damage arising from our client’s fenestration assembly materials
  • Twice defeated class certification in a putative class action on behalf of the manufacturers of an alleged $4 billion in products utilizing our client’s component parts. Wasco Prods., Inc. v. Southwall Techs., Inc., et al., 435 F.3d 989 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 127 S. Ct. 83 (2006)
  • Served as national coordinating counsel for a weight management company in the defense of Phen-Fen class actions filed in multiple jurisdictions
  • Handled defense of putative class of homeowners in construction defect litigation

 

For further information, please contact David R. Scheidemantle (dscheidemantle@ScheidemantleLawGroup.com); or Joshua J. Pollack (jpollack@ScheidemantleLawGroup.com).