Class actions and PAGA Claims continue to increase.
Our attorneys provide clients with expert advice in both averting and defending class action and PAGA claims, as well as analyze our client’s vulnerabilities and identify the preliminary warning signs of a potential dispute. We strive to prevent the dispute from evolving into litigation, and we have been very successful in negotiating solutions that thwart law suits before they can occur. Our goal is always to resolve claims quickly, and long before they get to trial.
Our attorneys have defeated motions for class certification, as well as won motions for dismissal of the suit all together on summary judgment. RPNA is also known for the ability to work out settlements reflecting far less than plaintiffs’ demand, often resulting in millions of dollars of savings in potential damages.
However, when litigation ensues and an issue cannot be resolved through a negotiated settlement, our first order is to defeat class certification through a variety of aggressive tactics. If the case proceeds to trial, RPNA brings to bear an outstanding reputation as trial counsel, working with company employees and experts and preparing testimony that advocates the strongest possible defense. If we are defending a PAGA claim, we often are successful in defeating the lead Plaintiff’s case, thus significantly reducing exposure for PAGA.
Because of the depth of our expertise in labor and employment related litigation, there are few types of employment claims we have not seen, evaluated and executed at the highest level of competency. As a result, RPNA attorneys are known for planning and executing thoughtful, comprehensive class action and PAGA defense strategies.