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 US Supreme Court's Ruling in American Pipe Does Not Extend to Allow Tolling of Statutes of Limitation in Successive Class Actions
June 13, 2018
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has limited the reach of its landmark decision in American Pipe & Constr. Co. v. Utah, 414 U.S. 538 (1974), which tolled the statute of limitations applicable to a timely filed putative class...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
State Court Adoption of Comcast v. Behrend
By Albert G. Lin, Rand L. McClellan
June 11, 2018
In Comcast v. Behrend, 569 U.S. 27 (2013), the United States Supreme Court clarified the requirements for establishing that classwide injury and damages predominate over individual issues for the purposes of FRCP 23(b)(3). In particular...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
2018 Class Action Landscape
May 15, 2018
In 2016, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, resolving a circuit split on whether an unaccepted offer of judgment pursuant to Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure could moot a named...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Proposed Rule 23 Amendment for Class Action Settlement: Sea Change or Codification of the Status Quo?
May 11, 2018
Proposed amendments to the class action settlement process in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e) are scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018. One of the proposed amendments requires that “[t]he parties must provide the court with...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Federal Authorities Continue to Monitor Proposed Class Action Settlements
By Douglas A. Vonderhaar
April 18, 2018
Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continue to scrutinize class settlements to ensure that neither defendants nor class action counsel are improperly benefiting at the expense of class...
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