Ohio Class Action Lawyers
James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, is a Columbus, Ohio law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas. We focus on trial practice for both individuals and corporate clients, in both state and federal courts, including class-action lawsuits.
A class action occurs when one or more individuals file a lawsuit on behalf of a large group, or class, with similar goals. In these cases, the individuals filing the suit have the authority to make decisions that are in the best interest of the group. Class-action lawsuits can be complex, sometimes taking years to resolve.
Class Action Defense Attorneys
At James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, our lawyers have a history of success defending class-action suits, across multiple industries, in state and federal courts. We are experienced in handling defense at all stages of class actions, from initial claims analysis to trial. Our clients rely on us for the expertise and commitment we bring to these lengthy and complex cases.
Our clients in class-action defense cases are often corporations, business owners, executives, ERISA trustees and members of the Board of Directors.
We defend all types of class actions involving:
- Securities violations
- Consumer class actions
- Fraud claims
- ERISA breach of fiduciary duty
- Corporate misconduct
- Wage and hour claims
- Discrimination claims
Recent defense cases involved our successful defense of another publicly traded company against two class-action cases alleging fraud and other related claims, and the representation of ERISA trustees in a class-action claim regarding contributions to pension and health plans.
Bringing Class Actions on Behalf of Plaintiffs
Our law firm also represents plaintiffs bringing class actions. Recent cases included representation of the employee-shareholders of a publicly traded company in connection with the losses they suffered because of alleged accounting improprieties, and ERISA participants asserting a claim for additional benefits based upon a change in control provision in their pension plan. We welcome your inquiry regarding a class action that you might like to join or can advise you on bringing your own, new class-action lawsuit.
If you have concerns regarding business and commercial litigation, class actions or any other referenced practice area, contact James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA. Our lawyers represent clients in the state of Ohio including Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Dayton.