Class Action

We have a deep bench of attorneys with decades of experience in important class actions across the nation. The breadth of our group includes more than 50 attorneys experienced in high stakes class actions. The types of matters we are retained on are wide-ranging, including banking, energy, mobile phones, industrial waste, insurance, online advertising, electronic communications practices and countless more. Our substantive reach includes almost all areas of the law, including multistate state and federal antitrust MDLs, multistate insurance practices, trademark, federal and state law privacy actions, state and federal securities claims, ERISA, healthcare, employment, transportation and numerous others.

Our class action experience has taken us to represent clients in most states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and of course, Texas. We also have recent experience in representing significant clients as major opt outs in some of the nation’s largest antitrust class settlements as well.

Our Approach

We strive to make smart and practical decisions about our approach to class. We begin with assessing the factual and legal issues, the venue, opposing counsel, the substantive and procedural law at both the trial and appellate levels and other important factors. Early on, we map out the key strategic and tactical decisions to be made to posture the case for a favorable class result. In almost every call we make, less is often so much more in the handling of class. Our goal is to execute a thoughtful plan to ensure the best chances for a win. And, we do so in an efficient manner that keeps clients satisfied.

  • In re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1566, United States District Court for the District of Nevada β€” Representation of major energy company in multiple defendant, interstate MDL antitrust class action, now pending.
  • Crew Group Inc. v. Visa Inc, (E.D. N.Y. 2015) β€” Successful representation of J. Crew as opt out in resettlement of largest antitrust class action.
  • Google Inc. v. Visa Inc., (E.D. N.Y. 2015) β€” Successful representation of Google as opt out in settlement of largest antitrust class action.
  • Wooten v. Safeco Insurance Company, 15 AC-CC225 (Cir. Ct. Missouri 2015) β€” Obtained order of dismissal of putative class action involving labor depreciation.
  • Hawkins v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 13-50086, 2015 WL 3505353, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 9442 (5th Cir. Tex. June 4, 2015) (unpublished) – Affirming dismissal of putative class action involving home equity loans and obtaining dismissed on remand.
  • Raffaelli v. Safeco Insurance Company, (W.D. Ark. 2015) – Obtained order of dismissal of putative class action involving labor depreciation.
  • In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 14-1720 (E.D.N.Y. 2014) β€” Secured settlement for substantial opt out clients of largest antitrust class action.
  • Lowe v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (W.D. Ark. 2014) – Obtained order of dismissal of putative class action involving labor depreciation.
  • Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Mims, 405 S.W.3d 319 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2014, no pet.) β€” Reversing class certification order in case involving premium rates charged for title insurance policies.
  • FPX, LLC v. Google Inc., 276 F.R.D. 543 (E.D. Tex. 2011) β€” Obtained an order for Google denying nationwide class certification involving trademark claims concerning Adwords program and subsequent dismissal with prejudice
  • AIG v. ACE INA Holdings, (N.D. Ill. 2011) β€” Dismissal of claims against insurer in major industry-wide litigation relating to national worker’s compensation risk pool.
  • Keith Dunbar v. Google Inc., (E.D. Tex 2010). β€” Obtained an order for Google denying class certification involving Gmail concerning claims for alleged state and federal privacy violations.
  • Chubb Lloyds Ins. Co v. Miller County, (Ark. 2010) β€” Case of first impression under Arkansas Constitution regarding standing in class action.
  • Mims v. Stewart Title Guar. Co., 590 F.3d 298 (5th Cir. 2009) β€” Reversing class certification order in case involving alleged overcharging of premiums in violation of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
  • Mid-Century Ins. Co. of Texas v. Ademaj, 243 S.W.3d 618, Tex. (2007) β€” Reversing trial court and rendering take-nothing judgment in favor of insurer client in a class action involving recoupment of legislatively imposed fee from insureds.
  • Lee v. American Airlines, Inc., 355 F.3d 386 (5th Cir. 2004) β€” Affirmed dismissal of claim for loss of convenience in Warsaw Convention putative class action.
  • Sandwich Chef of Texas v. Reliance National Indemnity Insurance Co., 319 F.3d 205 (5th Cir. 2003) obtained reversal of district court’s nationwide RICO class certification order in favor of insurance client.
  • Weatherford Roofing, Inc. v. Employers National Insurance Company, class action antitrust litigation, in District Court of Dallas County, Texas, and related cases in twelve other states. Jackson Walker represented major national insurance carrier and its affiliated companies in defense of suit brought by putative class of large commercial purchasers of workers’ compensation insurance policies. Plaintiffs asserted state law antitrust claims and alleged that Defendants conspired to include illegal residual market assessments for premiums for retrospectively-rated workers’ compensation policies. The claims against Jackson Walker’s clients were dismissed by the courts in most of the lawsuits and the remainder were resolved on favorable terms.

October 7, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 36 Attorneys Named Among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America

Jackson Walker announces the selection of 36 attorneys to Lawdragon’s inaugural list of the 500 leading litigators in America.

D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2021 (May 2021)

April 28, 2021
Attorney News

‘D Magazine’ Names 23 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021

Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the β€œBest Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.

May 20, 2019
Speaking Engagements

John Jansonius and Sarah Mitchell Montgomery Speak at UT Law’s 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Austin

During the 26th annual conference, John Jansonius and Sarah Mitchell Montgomery presented insights on developments under Rule 23 and class action employment litigation and on the increase and variance of state and local employment laws and ordinances across the nation.

June 13, 2018

Supreme Court Holds That American Pipe Tolling Does Not Apply to Successive Class Actions

Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court inΒ China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh, No. 17-342, in which Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito, Kagan, and Gorsuch joined. Justice Sotomayor filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.

April 27, 2018

Jackson Walker Attorneys Defend American Airlines Federal Credit Union in ERISA Suit

Jackson Walker represents American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) in a potential class action filed with the Northern District of Texas.

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