Defense of Class Action

We successfully defend and participate in the defense of class action lawsuits.

We collaborate with national experts in limiting or defeating motions for class certification, as well as defending the case on the merits if class certification is granted.

Examples of our class action litigation engagements include:

  • Defense of St. Peter's Hospital in a class action alleging antitrust violations, captioned Wendy Fleischman et al. v. Albany Medical Center et al., United States District Court, Northern District of New York, Index No. 06-cv-0765 (DRH/TJM)

  • Defense of Mercy Medical Center and Seton Health System-St. Mary's Hospital, two of the defendants named in Siegel et al. on Behalf of Themselves and All Other Similarly Situated v. Lenox Hill Hospital et al., New York County Supreme Court, Index No. 601357/02 (Justice DeGrasse)

  • Serving as local counsel for Sullivan & Cromwell, in defense of a class action lawsuit against alcohol beverage makers alleging deceptive marketing to minors, entitled Sciocchetti v. Advanced Brands & Importing Co., et al., Albany County Supreme Court, Index No. 102205

  • Serving as local counsel for Sullivan & Cromwell, in defense of a class action challenging a proposed corporate acquisition, entitled Gani v. Intermagnetics General Corp., et al., Albany County Supreme Court, Index No. 3889-06