Class Actions & Opt-Out Litigation

Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group has significant experience in all aspects of class action litigation, including multi-district proceedings. The team's substantive knowledge coupled with its familiarity with class action procedure allows our attorneys to handle a wide array of class actions, both on the plaintiff and defense side.

Our lawyers have represented clients in class actions involving a wide range of legal issues, including product labeling and false advertising, securities, antitrust, toxic torts, construction defects and product liability.

According to a client in Chambers USA - Florida, where Bilzin Sumberg's Antitrust and Litigation teams are ranked in the top tiers: "[T]hey provide excellent, highly attentive and responsive service and great value. In the Florida market, they are far and away the finest firm I have worked with in terms of talent and results."

We have unique experience in the field of plaintiff opt-out class action litigation. Our attorneys counsel plaintiff clients from the onset of a class action, assisting them with weighing the benefits and costs of bringing their own claim or remaining part of the class. Rather than simply tracking the course set by the class, our attorneys prosecute our opt-out clients’ claims in accord with the unique circumstances of each client. Historically, this approach has enabled our attorneys to achieve significantly greater recoveries for our clients than the class and other opt-out plaintiffs.

Lastly, we have developed cutting-edge tools and practices to efficiently manage discovery and other costly litigation tasks to reduce costs for clients. By implementing an e-Discovery strategy pre-litigation, we are able to implement best practices for collecting, maintaining, preserving, and producing electronic information with minimal interruption to business activities. We also use our extensive experience to develop targeted plans for gathering electronic information from opposing parties, focusing on information that will be critical for trial rather than the “kitchen sink.”

EXPERIENCE

"They provide excellent, highly attentive and responsive service and great value. In the Florida market, they are far and away the finest firm I have worked with in terms of talent and results."
- Chambers USA 

EXPERIENCE
Prosecution of claims of Tech Data Corporation and other major opt-out plaintiffs in the precedent setting LCD price fixing antitrust litigation. Actions filed throughout the country became part of a nationwide Multi-District Litigation (MDL) before the United States District Court for the Northern ...
EXPERIENCE
Representation of Tech Data Corporation, one of the world's largest distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, in the prosecution of claims against the major worldwide manufacturers of cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), the predecessor technology to LCD displays. The Bilzin Sumberg Antitru...
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Representation of a major homebuilder in a putative class action in which home buyers claimed the client developed, marketed, financed and sold homes to the plaintiffs while failing to disclose that the homes were located on or adjacent to a former World War II military training site, which was alle...
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Representation of the current and former officers and directors of a regional bank in a shareholder derivative and class action suit based on allegations of self-dealing, with claims of over $100 million. Numerous insurance-related issues were also part of the representation. Our team successfully a...
EXPERIENCE
Successful defense of crib manufacturer and national retail chain in federal consumer class action. The District of Minnesota dismissed the class plaintiffs' claims in their entirety and the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the decision.
INSIGHTS
Press Release June 05, 2017
In a precedent-setting result, Bilzin Sumberg antitrust and commercial litigation attorneys recovered over $300 million for two opt-out plaintiffs in a nationwide multidistrict litigation (MDL). Tech Data Corporation and the bankruptcy estate of All American Semiconductor alleged LCD manufacturers c...
Press Release May 27, 2016
Bilzin Sumberg announces that over 60% of the Firm's partners have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, one of the most esteemed legal publications in the world. The Chambers USA guide annually ranks preeminence in key practice ...
Publication August 30, 2016
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