Class Action Lawsuit Prosecution and Defense
The San Juan law firm of Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C. brings extensive experience to the highly technical and sometimes daunting area of class action litigation. Through the years, our class action and commercial litigation team has handled scores of complex class action cases in Puerto Rico and the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
In that time, our attorneys have gained a mastery of the procedural requirements of class certification under federal and Puerto Rico rules, and we have developed a keen eye for determining when a case should be removed, transferred or consolidated.
When faced with a new class-action case, our lawyers work diligently to get a clear picture of the applicable legal issues, with a focus on determining – at the earliest point possible – which claims are subject to dismissal or summary disposition based on procedural rules and substantive doctrines.
If dismissal is not possible, our firm has been successful in curtailing intrusive discovery through effective motion practice and persuasive courtroom advocacy. This is vital to controlling discovery costs and burdens in class action litigation.
Our firm has represented numerous corporations, banks and retail chains in class action lawsuits, including U.S. retail chains, tobacco companies, global energy firms and some of Puerto Rico's largest banks, thereby combining procedural knowledge with an understanding of the substantive legal issues. We have also represented clients in mass tort cases involving refineries and tobacco, as well as consumer-initiated cases involving allegations of price fixing, intents to monopolize and excessive or illegal consumer fees. AMG has handled, among others, class-action cases in the following fields:
- Negligence claims
- Nuisance claims
- Negligent entrustment claims
- Consumer protection-related claims, including those involving defective products
- Trespass claims
- Antitrust violations
- Securities violations
- Environmental claims
- Breach of contract claims
- Toxic and mass torts
- Failure to provide sufficient warnings
Our success in this area of litigation is also owed to our ability to work in partnership with major stateside law firms in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami and Chicago as co-counsel in class action claims, creating the kind of team that can produce efficient and effective results.
If you are facing a class action, contact the trial lawyers of Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C.