Class Action Litigation
Our attorneys have developed significant expertise in representing companies on both sides of class action litigation in the insurance, consumer products, and securities industries. Our representative cases in this area include:
- Representing an automobile club in a class action brought by a former member who alleged that she had paid for a full year's worth of membership benefits, but received less than that. Following brief discovery and a bench trial on the issue of standing, the federal district court granted BLF's motion to dismiss. The Third Circuit affirmed.
- Representing a health insurer in an antitrust lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for allegedly extending its patent monopoly improperly on the sale of its prescription drugs. The matter was settled on terms that were favorable to the client.
- Representing a homeowners’ insurer in a class action brought by an insured, alleging that the insurer had not fully paid certain benefits to which members of the class were entitled. The case resulted in a settlement that was favorable to BLF’s client.
- Representing a group of Pennsylvania and New Jersey insurance companies sued in an Arkansas class action based on allegations of systemically underpaying insurance claims. The matter ultimately settled to BLF’s clients' satisfaction.
- Representing groups of health insurers in successfully objecting to a proposed class-action settlement at the fairness hearing.
- Defending a real estate developer in a securities fraud class action arising out of a municipal bond financing of a Florida retirement home project. The district court granted summary judgment to the developer and the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed.