Class Action Defense - International

Overview

With the combined experience of attorneys from our International Litigation and Class Action Defense teams, BakerHostetler is well-positioned to advise clients in class, collective and other multi-party and multi-jurisdictional litigation throughout the world.

By collaborating with an extensive international network of law firms, we offer clients the benefit of attorneys who are well-versed in the practices and procedures of the local jurisdiction, whether they are in the U.S. and need assistance navigating a foreign jurisdiction or a client abroad, facing class action in the U.S.

For clients facing parallel litigation in two or more jurisdictions or who need assistance with jurisdictional issues in transnational and multinational classes, we have the experience and resources to help. Our seasoned litigators also provide discovery services in the U.S. related to foreign litigation.

National Class Action Defense team leader Paul Karlsgodt is the editor of one of the most comprehensive books on international class and collective actions and other multi-party litigation, World Class Actions, A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the Globe (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Select Experience

  • Representing a large international trading company in the TFT-LCD Panel Antitrust MDL Litigation, which involves class actions and several opt-out cases. The litigation centers on an alleged international price fixing conspiracy involving the pricing of TFT-LCD panels, a major component of computer notebooks and desktops, televisions, tablets and mobile phones. The MDL proceedings are currently pending in the Northern District of California.
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Experience

  • Representing a large international trading company in the TFT-LCD Panel Antitrust MDL Litigation, which involves class actions and several opt-out cases. The litigation centers on an alleged international price fixing conspiracy involving the pricing of TFT-LCD panels, a major component of computer notebooks and desktops, televisions, tablets and mobile phones. The MDL proceedings are currently pending in the Northern District of California.

Recognition

  • Law360: Class Action "Practice Group of the Year" (2014)
  • LA Daily Journal: Top Appellate Reversals of 2014
  • Chambers USA 2017: Two Attorneys Listed
    • Paul Karlsgodt
    • Daniel Warren
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2017: Seven Attorneys Listed
    • Rodger Eckelberry
    • Joe Ezzie
    • Mark Johnson
    • Richard Knoth
    • Jerry Linscott
    • George Tzanetopoulos
    • Dan Warren
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, we were named to the 2018 BTI Client Service 30 for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Corporate Counsel® magazine guide to in-house law departments: "Go-to Law Firm" for litigation

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The Fourth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver in Employment Contracts
February 21, 2018
As we have previously written, several Supreme Court decisions have upheld, in various contexts, arbitration agreements that waive the right to assert claims on a class basis. See, e.g., AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. 333...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The Top 10 Class-Action-Related Developments of 2017
January 10, 2018
2017 was a relatively quiet year for major class action news, especially in the Supreme Court, which addressed only a handful of cases that might have an impact on class actions and reached decisions only in a couple of those cases...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Kentucky Federal Court Brushes Aside Pre-emptive Attack on Class Allegations in Phishing Case, Rejects Out-of-the-Box Defense Strategy
By David M. McMillan
December 28, 2017
Brushing aside apparent flaws in a proposed class definition, a federal court in Kentucky declined to dismiss class allegations against North Carolina-based pharmacy services provider Pharm-Save Inc. (Pharm-Save) stemming from a W-2...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Seventh Circuit Ties Class Counsel’s Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees to Amount Claimed by Class, in Context of a Judgment
November 20, 2017
On November 14, 2017, the Seventh Circuit issued its third opinion ending a class action that was almost a decade old. Holtzman v. Turza, No. 17-2330, 2017 WL 5450484 (7th Cir. Nov. 14, 2017). The class action alleged that the defendant...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
TCPA Class Denied Certification Due to Binding Authority of Yaakov and Proof of Individualized Issues of Consent
November 13, 2017
A recent order from the Northern District of Illinois granted a defendant’s motion to deny class certification regarding “unsolicited” fax advertisements allegedly sent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The...
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