Class Action Defense

  • Lead counsel for Texas-based reinsurer of nonstandard auto program in putative class action alleging violation of unfair discrimination statute in connection with variable policy fees charged under multiple reinsured programs.
  • National lead counsel for major workers compensation insurer and its affiliates in multiple state and federal court putative class action lawsuits in which policyholders sought damages over $100 million for alleged improper overcharges on a variety of loss-sensitive policies. Successfully defeated class certification motions filed by plaintiffs in several jurisdictions, and obtained a reversal from the Fifth Circuit of a district court class certification ruling. In light of the class certification denials, we were able to resolve the litigation on favorable terms to our client.
  • Lead counsel for major personal lines insurer in Texas statewide putative class action litigation concerning alleged violation of unfair discrimination statute in context of zip-code based rating practices. Successfully defeated efforts by plaintiffs to certify the class, thereby paving the way for favorable resolution for client.