Litigation

Class Action Defense

Representative Matters

Defense of Federal and State Securities Class Actions

Representation of Sogou, Inc., a foreign public company, in multi-jurisdictional class action lawsuits alleging material misrepresentations and omissions related to the company’s initial public offering.  Successfully obtained a stay of state court class actions in California in favor of a pending action in the SDNY.

Class Action Alleging Violations of State Wage and Overtime Laws

Secured summary judgment for national real estate investment and management company, which resulted in the dismissal of all claims in a class action alleging violations of state wage and overtime laws.

Massachusetts Wage Law Class Action Litigation

Representation of several entities in defense of class actions alleging violations of the Massachusetts Wage Laws.

Summary Judgment in Class Action Lawsuit Regarding FASTLANE Toll Discount Program

Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General and acted as lead counsel in the successful defense of a class action lawsuit brought in Federal Court in New Jersey, and in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, by a class of out-of-state residents challenging the constitutionality of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority's FASTLANE toll discount program.

Representation of Automobile Dealerships in Defense of Multiple Class Actions

Representation of a privately-owned group of 55 automobile dealerships in defense of three class actions alleging widespread violations of wage and hour laws. These actions feature a novel effort to sue related businesses as a single entity under Massachusetts law, as well as a novel interpretation of various state minimum wage and overtime regulations. 

Defeated Class Certification in Putative Class Action

Successfully defeated class certification in a putative class action against a Massachusetts-based public company under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C § 227. The trial court ruled that the plaintiff could not maintain a nationwide class action under the TCPA in a Massachusetts state court. The decision was affirmed on appeal.

Defense of Automobile Dealerships in Wage and Hour Class Action

Representation of automobile dealerships in defense of multiple class actions alleging widespread violations of wage and hour laws, which involve novel claims under Massachusetts law. 

Class Action Lawsuit in Cooperative Housing Corporation

Defense of a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of the shareholders of a cooperative housing corporation alleging violations of the corporation’s affordable housing restriction.

Shareholder Class Action Suits and Regulatory Investigations

Defense of investment companies in shareholder class action suits and regulatory investigations.

National Bank Class Action Bankruptcy Litigation

Representation of a national bank in class action bankruptcy litigation.

Shopping Centers Class Action Claims of Overcharged Tenants

Successfully represented owners and manager of a portfolio of regional shopping centers in class action alleging claims that they systematically overcharged tenants for taxes

Class Action Alleging Violations of State Wage and Overtime Laws

Secured summary judgment for a national real estate investment and management company, which resulted in the dismissal of all claims in a class action alleging violations of state wage and overtime laws.

Local Counsel in Federal Securities Class Action

Local counsel in Federal Court securities class action litigation that was tried to a jury verdict.

Defense of Massachusetts' Class Action Wage and Hour Litigation

Handled defense of Massachusetts’ class action wage and hour litigation.