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Class Actions & Mass Torts

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Bob Gilbertson

612.474.3324 (Minneapolis)

816.339.9310 (Kansas City)

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We handle large tort and consumer litigation on both sides of the “v.”

Our lawyers have defended dozens of lawsuits seeking class-action status involving a variety of legal theories. We are experienced and adept at identifying a winning strategy early on, working with similarly situated defendants as needed, and pressing aggressively on motions and discovery to minimize exposure.

Representative examples

  • Represented a Fortune 500 transportation company in a five-week jury trial where personal-injury and property-owner plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $100 million
  • Represented a Fortune 500 transportation company in mass-tort class action involving claims in excess of $1 billion
  • Represented a Fortune 500 utility in multi-defendant mass-tort case involving personal-injury and property claims aggregating $50 million
  • Won summary judgment and defeated putative class action involving claims of fraud and breach of contract (Edwards v. Danka (M.D. Tenn. Oct. 17, 2006))
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of transportation-company president in shareholder dispute where plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $10 million
  • Defended class-action claims in 16 different states seeking $4 billion in refunds of insurance premiums
  • Defended series of putative class-action claims seeking recovery of medical payments
  • Defended putative class action claims involving replacement auto parts
  • Successfully compelled arbitration as to multiple named plaintiffs in putative nationwide consumer class action (Barclay v. ICON Health & Fitness Inc. (D. Minn. 2020))