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

  • Chambers USA: Litigation
    • Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio) – Band 2 (2019)
    • Litigation: General Commercial (Colorado) – Recognized (2019)
    • Retail: National – Recognized (2019)
  • Chambers USA:
    • Paul Karlsgodt – Litigation: General Commercial (Colorado), Band 4 (2019)
    • Daniel Warren – Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio), Band 2 (2019)
    • Ernest Vargo – Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio), Band 4 (2019)
  • Law360: Class Action "Practice Group of the Year" (2014)
  • LA Daily Journal: Top Appellate Reversals of 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018:
    • Rodger Eckelberry
    • Joseph Ezzie
    • Mark Johnson
    • Richard Knoth
    • Jerry Linscott
    • George Tzanetopoulos
    • Ernest Vargo
    • Daniel Warren
  • Corporate Counsel® magazine guide to in-house law departments: "Go-to Law Firm" for litigation.
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2019 BTI Client Service 30 for the fifth consecutive year.

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Third Circuit Smacks Down Class Action Settlement in Google Cookie Placement Litigation
By Sammantha J. Tillotson
August 29, 2019
In a refreshingly plain-spoken opinion issued Aug. 6, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals criticized a multimillion-dollar class action settlement in litigation over Google’s unauthorized use of internet tracking...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Standing in Uncertainty: Spokeo Three Years Later
By Brittany N. Lockyer, Kenneth G. Prabucki
May 21, 2019
In 2016, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, holding that even when Congress has granted parties a statutory right, a procedural violation of that right will not by itself satisfy the “concrete harm” requirement...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Supreme Court: Express Consent Required for Class Arbitration
May 14, 2019
On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an ambiguous arbitration agreement does not provide a sufficient basis to conclude that parties agreed to class arbitration. In Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
BakerHostetler Q1 2019 Insurance Class Action Update
April 25, 2019
The new year began with dramatic growth in vehicle total loss class actions over payment of sales tax and title transfer and registration fees, interpretations of the filed rate doctrine, and further activity in labor depreciation class...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Caution: Precertification Communications with Absent Class Members
March 28, 2019
Are absent members of an uncertified class or Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action “parties” and thus “represented” by plaintiff’s counsel? If so, is defense counsel prohibited from speaking with absent class members? At first...
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