Class Actions/Mass Actions
Primary Contact: David Mitchell, Jr.
The Rose Class Action/Mass Action attorneys have decades of experience defending state and federal class actions on behalf of international, national and Arkansas-based companies. We have represented class action defendants in state and federal courts around the nation.
A class action is often a concerted litigation attack against a company. We work closely with our clients to develop the appropriate approach to a class action suit that is consistent with their strategic goals for resolution. There may be times a client wants to use a class action settlement as a vehicle to resolve certain claims. Other times a client may want to defeat class certification and defeat the claims of the individual plaintiffs. As each case is unique, we do not use a uniform approach to defend all class actions. We work closely with our clients to develop a creative strategy to meet their company goals.
Our expertise uniquely qualifies us to address the procedural considerations that confront any party to a class action or mass action case. Such considerations are of particular concern to a party against whom a class action is pending in the state courts of Arkansas, which has some of the most challenging class certification laws in the nation.
Our attorneys have defended numerous class actions including:
Deceptive trade practices
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA)
Nursing home liability
Oil and gas royalties
Online legal service provider liability
Unauthorized practice of law
Many of the areas in which we have assisted our clients through the class litigation process are:
Class certification hearings
Interlocutory appeals of class certification rulings
Litigation certified class claims
Negotiating defensible class action settlements
Hearings on court approval of settlement classes
Defending settlements from interveners and objectors
Administering class action settlements
We are also experienced in aiding our clients in working through the myriad issues posed by the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”). CAFA radically changed the manner in which class actions are filed and tried, and Rose’s attorneys have been involved in the evolving interpretations of CAFA since the law took effect in 2005.