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Class Actions

Since the 1966 amendments to Rule 23, which governs class action suits in federal court, the class action device has posed a major threat to corporate America.

Kaye Scholer has been the forefront of litigating some of the most significant, complex class actions throughout the country. As a result, many of the firm's litigators have particular experience in defending against class certification across a broad spectrum of substantive areas, including antitrust, consumer fraud and trade practices, employment discrimination, product liability and securities cases. At the same time, because class actions often provide a desirable vehicle for the global resolution of disputes, our experience in this area includes the frequently complex art of settling lawsuits on a classwide basis.

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