Class Action & Securities
Our attorneys have prosecuted large-scale class actions in state and federal courts, resulting in millions of dollars recovered on behalf of millions of class members. We have prosecuted actions focused on consumer rights, adulterated pharmaceuticals, breaches of fiduciary duties by brokerages, and merchandising practices violations. In addition, the firm has defended businesses named as defendants in class actions and have successfully opposed motions to certify classes. We are well-acquainted with the complex discovery issues, class prerequisites, and damages issues that arise in high-stakes class action litigation.
In addition to securities class actions, our attorneys have litigated discrete securities matters on behalf of firm clients. As one example, we obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a plaintiff claiming that defendant failed to issue unrestricted securities to the plaintiff in violation of Missouri law and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. The temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction we obtained are the only known orders for injunctive relief related to the application of then-new SEC Rule 144.