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Class & Consolidated Actions

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has been defending clients in high-profile, large-scale, class action litigation for many years, and we understand the financial and reputational risks that defendants face. Our class action litigators combine sophisticated legal analysis, industry expertise, and scientific knowledge to deliver a thoughtful, practical litigation strategy. We work with some of the nation’s largest and best-known companies on cases involving securities fraud, toxic tort, product liability, environmental, discrimination, and ERISA in federal and state courts throughout the Rocky Mountain region.  We have defended class claims involving many different industries, including securities, insurance, asset management, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, and banking.

Expertise

Antitrust: DGS has represented clients in antitrust class actions.  Our lawyers represented American subsidiaries of foreign oil companies in a series of multi-billion dollar class action multidistrict litigation filed in federal courts throughout the country alleging a conspiracy to fix and control world crude oil prices.  The firm also has experience representing the cable television industry in antitrust class action litigation, among others.

Consumer Actions: Our lawyers have been at the forefront of developing law related to class certification in consumer protection and related fraud, misrepresentation, and failure to disclose cases.  Our lawyers represent clients related to the purchase and sale of personal-lines insurance products, advertising of personal computer products, and suits arising from cable installations.

Environmental Disputes: DGS has a proven record of success in numerous class actions asserting toxic tort claims, including property damage and medical monitoring, resulting from alleged environmental contamination.  Our clients in these cases include companies active in the oil and gas, mining, railroad, pipeline, and manufacturing industries.

Health Care: Our class action experience and expertise also serve the needs of the firm’s health care industry clients, including recent representation in class action litigation asserting exposure to hepatitis C.

Insurance: DGS recently represented Farmers Insurance Exchange in two class action matters in Nevada Federal Court. The plaintiffs alleged that Farmers violated state law and Nevada statue for failing to provide customers with premium discounts, did not allow some customers to stack under-insured motorist policies, and did not provide premium discount to account for a vehicle’s safety features. In both cases the court agreed with Farmers resulting in a favorable outcome.

Employment & Labor: Our employment attorneys defend class actions asserting claims in employee pension fund litigation, state wage and hour litigation, and litigation arising under the Fair Labor Standards and Fair Debt Collection Act.

Natural Resources: Our skilled natural resources lawyers achieve notable results in oil and gas royalty class action litigation and oil and gas surface use class action litigation.

Products Liability: Our Products Liability Group handles class action and multidistrict litigation targeted at the pharmaceutical industry, including litigation involving fen-phen and Reglan.  Our lawyers handle pretrial discovery in consolidated actions in several jurisdictions, identifying and preparing expert and company witnesses in these critical cases, and acted as trial counsel for the bellwether, or test cases.

Securities Class Actions: The firm represents many clients in securities related class actions, including cases asserting claims of securities fraud. We successfully defended a national class action lawsuit tried on the merits concerning alleged breach of fiduciary duties arising from the sale of securities to a related third party.

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