Class Action Defense Attorneys
The Dressel/Malikschmitt team’s unique experience with class action litigation helps us defend businesses across industries against class action lawsuits. Our attorneys have helped push numerous large class action suits towards favorable outcomes thanks to our pro-business, problem-solving approach to litigation.
Our team’s work as both primary counsel, and as local counsel in class action cases has earned the trust of business owners in the Garden State and beyond. We are ready to assist you if your business is being threatened with class action litigation.
Class Actions Are Increasingly Common
Class actions were created as a way to resolve multiple disputes at the same time, but they are often unwieldy and inefficient nightmares. They take time and attention away from other issues companies need to address, are costly to defend, and can severely damage a business’s reputation and bottom-line if not properly resolved.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys know how devastating class action litigation can be, so they often push for prospective plaintiffs to band together to put pressure on defendants. It’s an effective tactic, but it also makes these cases vulnerable to attack.
Resolving Disputes as Efficiently as Possible
While Dressel/Malikschmitt partners Andrew Dressel and Chris Malikschmitt are no strangers to the courtroom — often representing clients in both New Jersey state court and the federal court system — early resolution is often the key to successful class action defense. Getting cases dismissed before discovery, or before the judge certifies the class is the best way to minimize the disruption a class action lawsuit can cause.
Andrew and Chris attack class action lawsuits as soon as they are filed by questioning their validity. Like any other civil lawsuit, a class action must be based on a real claim or controversy. It must also be filed in the appropriate venue. A shockingly large number of civil suits are dismissed soon after they are filed because they were filed in haste, and there is no real dispute for the court to adjudicate. The second way to attack a class action is by persuading the court not to certify the class of prospective plaintiffs. This can be done by showing that the plaintiffs do not have claims in common, or that it would be inappropriate to lump all of the plaintiffs together in one case.
Another way a business can head off a class action before trial is by settling the case. While this is not the preferred course of action for most businesses — especially if it may inspire copycat litigation — it may be the best option if the business needs to minimize costs or do something to salvage its reputation. If that is the approach to the taken, the attorneys of Dressel/Malikschmitt are seasoned, successful negotiators.
Cryptocurrency Class Actions
Our team has defended businesses in a wide variety of industries against class action litigation. We are known for our work in the pharma, finance, construction, and energy industries, but we have developed substantial experience defending against consumer fraud cases and employment actions filed against all types of businesses.
Dressel/Malikschmitt was one of the first firms in New Jersey to successfully represent those involved in the crypto and blockchain industries in litigation. As government regulators catch up with the crypto market, we expect to see an increase in the number of cryptocurrency class actions filed on behalf of investors, clients, and users.
In cases like these, you need attorneys who are comfortable in the crypto arena, but also have experience litigating class actions. Andrew and Chris are experienced litigators who have practiced high-end civil litigation at some of the most prominent law firms in the country, taken multiple crypto suits to court, and managed large class action cases. They are uniquely qualified to take on these nuanced lawsuits.
Dressel/Malikschmitt Defends New Jersey Businesses Against Class Actions
A class action lawsuit can be a substantial drain on a company’s resources. They are time-consuming, expensive to defend, and can seriously damage a business’s reputation.
It is critical to put forward a strong defense as soon as a class action is filed. That’s where Dressel/Malikschmitt comes in.
Our experienced team takes a pro-business, problem-solving approach to these cases to minimize the damage they do to our clients. We work to head things off early before too much damage is done.
We provide the custom service of a boutique law firm and the expertise of a large name-brand law firm to our clients in central New Jersey and beyond. Contact Dressel/Malikschmitt today to discuss your legal needs. Fill out our contact form or call us at (848) 202-9323.