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Class Action Litigation

Class Action Litigation

Seeking Justice Through Class Action Litigation

The lawyers at Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL) effectively battle the challenges of class action litigation, and relish the ability to seek justice for a class of people who have been harmed by the same defective product, injury or fraudulent action.

The RWL attorneys who litigate class action suits have decades of experience counseling clients on legal strategies that address complex cases involving millions of plaintiffs. We have played a critical role in shaping the outcome of such suits throughout the world. We also are thoroughly prepared, aggressive in pursuing justice on your behalf, and guiding you each step of the way to maximize the likelihood of a successful resolution.

National and International Class Action Experience

Our experienced attorneys have served as lead or co-lead counsel in a variety of class action cases spanning the country and the world. These include:

  • National class-action lawsuits on behalf of consumers
  • Human rights claims
  • Sex-discrimination and other discrimination lawsuits
  • International government reparations
  • Lead paint claims
  • Consumer product defects
  • Consumer fraud
  • Securities fraud

Notable Representations by Our Attorneys

  • Co-lead plaintiffs’ class counsel in Simon, et al. v. Republic of Hungary, et al., 812 F.3d 127 (D.C. Cir. 2016), a worldwide putative class action by Hungarian-born survivors of the Hungarian Holocaust in World War II against the Hungarian government and its national railway, seeking reparations
  • Co-lead plaintiffs’ class counsel in Chambers, et al. v. Whirlpool, et al., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140839 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 11, 2016), a nationwide class action against Whirlpool Corporation and Sears Roebuck alleging defectively designed dishwashers that can lead to combustion
  • Represented the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Administrator of the Puerto Rico prison system in Morales Feliciano v. Rosello Gonzalez, 13 F. Supp. 2d 151 (D.P.R. 1998), a class action alleging that the health care delivery system in Puerto Rico’s 44 prisons violated the Eighth Amendment proscription against cruel and unusual punishment
  • Represented lead defendant in largest alleged tax shelter fraud of its time Weil v. Markowitz, 829 F.2d 166 (D.C. Cir. 1987)
  • Defended the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in parens patriae, in two discrimination suits against New York and Virginia putative apple growers Rios v. Marshall, 100 F.R.D. 395 (S.D.N.Y. 1983), Puerto Rico ex rel. Quiros v. Alfred L. Snapp & Son, Inc., 469 F. Supp. 928 (W.D. Va. 1979)
  • Brought the first lawsuit ever against the Office of the President of the United States alleging sex discrimination under Title VII Schmalzreid v. Jordan, 578 F. 2d 443 (D.C. Cir. 1978)

Contact us at 301.951.0150 or [email protected] to learn more about RWL’s Class Action Litigation practice.

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