Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing,P.C.
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Class Actions

Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. represents insurance companies, business owners and shareholders in connection with class action lawsuits of all types.  Our attorneys have an extensive background in solving the problems that threaten businesses, and class actions are no different.  When facing a class action lawsuit, our clients rely upon our distinct ability to promptly analyze the case and present them with a clear strategy for resolving all of the related issues.

We bring our broad range of experience to the challenges particular to class actions law suits, including the unique jurisdictional issues, the class certification issues of commonality, numerosity and typicality, as well as the analysis of whether the representative parties will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.  We act quickly to develop the record and evidence necessary to defeat class certification.  Our varied background in business, insurance and product liability litigation gives us the experience to handle the substantive issues involved

Whether and when to pursue settlement is an important decision that must be considered early on.  Should our clients choose to settle a case, we are poised to help answer the often difficult questions that come up.  We have experience in all aspects of these cases for all types of defendants.  For example, we favorably resolved a class action for a major insurer regarding their alleged failure to pay post-arbitration award interest, and did the same for a small business owner accused of violating the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act).

We have a proven track record of successfully defending class action lawsuits by working swiftly to minimize the impact that these cases can have on business operations.  We are effective at both preventing and limiting our clients’ exposure in these cases and when a suit is not dismissed, or cannot be otherwise resolved, our broad trial experience allows us to litigate these cases in the most cost-effective way.  As a result, we are perfectly positioned to offer our business clients dependable, cost-effective protection against class action suits.