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).

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  • 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.

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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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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Eleventh Circuit Outlines the Key to an Individual Arbitration Agreement
October 10, 2017
The Eleventh Circuit recently upheld an arbitration agreement in a consumer class action involving checking overdraft fees. In Johnson v. KeyBank N.A., 11th Cir. No. 15-10779 (Sept. 26, 2017), the plaintiffs brought a putative class action...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Corporation and Its Managers Held in Civil Contempt for Failing to Comply With Settlement Final Approval Order
September 26, 2017
Last month, Global Fitness Holdings LLC and its four managers were held in civil contempt for failure to comply with a final order approving a class action settlement. Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings, LLC, S.D. Ohio No. 2:11-cv-436 (Aug...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Seventh Circuit Rejects Subway Footlong Class Settlement as a “Racket”
September 19, 2017
A recent Seventh Circuit decision pushed back on a proposed settlement of the Subway “footlong sub” class action, finding the proposed settlement a “racket” designed to benefit class counsel without any benefit to the class. The story...
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