Defending complex class actions is one of the cornerstones of Smith More Leatherwoods’ litigation practice. Indeed, Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Class Action Team has been involved in many of the leading class actions in the Southeast and beyond. They understand the high stakes involved in class actions and have the procedural and substantive knowledge to carefully navigate these complex matters.
Over the years, Smith Moore Leatherwood has handled class actions in numerous substantive areas. The Class Action Team has defended financial services companies, insurers, health care providers, and manufacturers, among others, in all manner of class actions, including consumer claims, trade practices claims, billing practices claims, investment and tax claims, and product liability claims. The Class Action Team has also served as evaluating counsel for reviewing the propriety of class settlements.
While all class actions have some similarities, Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Class Action Team also recognizes the differences in litigating class actions in different forums. The Class Action Team is experienced in defending class actions in state and federal courts throughout the Southeast and elsewhere, including in the North Carolina Business Court. Knowing and evaluating the differences in these forums at the beginning of a case and recognizing the procedural rights to remove or transfer a case can be crucial.
See also Financial Service Litigation and Securities and Investment Litigation.