Beveridge & Diamond
 

Class Actions

Overview

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.’s litigators have decades of experience successfully representing our clients’ interests in large and complex class actions in both federal and state courts around the United States.  Our class action cases have included toxic tort and product liability matters, environmental cases, health care fraud cases, securities fraud cases and other commercial matters.  Although our work is primarily on behalf of defendants, we have represented plaintiffs in pro bono cases and health care fraud matters.  The cases involve claims for monetary loss, property damages and physical injuries, including demands for medical monitoring.

Full Description

The attorneys in Beveridge & Diamond's litigation and trial practice group have a deep understanding of the complex issues presented by class actions that has been developed through well over two decades of ongoing work in class action matters.

In the pro bono and health care fraud areas, we have successfully represented plaintiffs and that experience has proven invaluable in our work on behalf of the defendants we more typically represent.

We understand the unique issues class actions present, in particular the pivotal significance of the class certification phase.  We also appreciate that trial of class actions is different and that even if liability issues are to be determined on a class-wide basis because a class has been certified, it is still often the case that a class may consist of many members whose damages should be assessed individually and that the damages phase is of utmost importance.

Representative Matters
Representative Matters
  • We won a $10 million jury verdict in a challenge to the failure of a health insurer to pass on the benefit of discounts it negotiated with health care providers while pursuing subrogation claims against health plan beneficiaries.
  • We are currently national counsel for a major oil company defending it in numerous cases, including a federal multidistrict litigation, brought by public water authorities and private well owners who allege that our client and other petroleum refiners were responsible for contaminating wells with the gasoline additive MTBE.
  • We are currently defending a major chemical company facing a class action brought by almost 2000 property owners claiming dioxin contamination of their properties that they allege came from our client’s operations.
  • After two trials, we produced a favorable defense settlement in a class action by a minority shareholder alleging violations of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proxy rules, and various state common law claims.
  • We won the dismissal of a nationwide class action by a group of water treatment facilities that alleged that our client’s herbicide had contaminated their water supplies.
  • After discovery, we convinced plaintiffs to dismiss their nationwide class action alleging injury from occupational exposure to a widely-used herbicide.