Kramon & Graham enjoys a well-established national reputation for successfully handling class action cases on both the defense and plaintiff sides in state and federal jurisdictions. Our experience spans a broad range of class and collective action cases including:
- Antitrust Claims
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Warranty
- Consumer Fraud
- Fair Debt Collection Practices
- Financial Services
- Insurance Coverage
- Medical Device Claims
- Product Liability
- Securities Fraud
- State Consumer Protection Statutes
- State Labor Laws
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claims
- RICO Claims
With decades of experience, Kramon & Graham attorneys have extensive knowledge of the procedural issues unique to class actions, as well as the underlying substantive governing law. We know the issues presented by petitions for certification and are experienced at taking and defending class-based discovery. Whether we are prosecuting or defending a class action, we know how to prepare for and manage the specialized demands of class litigation.
Because of the firm's experience as both defense and plaintiffs' counsel, we have solid working relationships with both sides of the bar, which helps to limit litigation disputes and allows us to work our cases more efficiently.
Kramon & Graham regularly defends and prosecutes class actions throughout the country. Our diverse experience includes a variety of industries and involves a range of statutory and common law claims.
We are proud of our record of resolving class actions on favorable terms whether through an outright verdict for our client or a favorable settlement and pleased to have earned the trust and confidence of our clients who return and refer to us as new issues arise.
Successfully obtained judgment in favor of a national lender, on the eve of a class action trial, after demonstrating that plaintiffs were unable to prove their claims. The federal court case was instituted by plaintiffs who alleged that the lender and others were liable to them for purported violations of Maryland’s Finder's Fee Law over a 20-year period. Plaintiffs sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages;
As lead defense counsel for providers of oil recycling services in a TCPA case, expeditiously settled the claim pursuant to a confidential agreement on satisfactory terms. No class was ever certified;
Obtained dismissal of all claims brought against a law firm by representatives of a putative plaintiff class seeking to recover under Maryland's Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Consumer Protection Act. No class was ever certified;
Prosecuted three RICO class actions in federal court against "payday lenders," achieving considerable benefits for class members;
As co-lead counsel for plaintiff class, successfully negotiated settlement between class of attest associates who asserted violations of California's labor standards and a Big Four auditing firm;
Served as plaintiffs' liaison counsel in a successfully settled product defect class action filed against the manufacturer of a popular water hose;
Currently serving as defense counsel in two class actions, including one involving a proposed defendant class, in state court asserting violations of the Maryland Towing Act and related claims;
Currently serving as defense counsel to the nation's largest publicly traded debt buyer in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state consumer protection statute class actions;
Currently serving as defense counsel in two real estate practices class actions in federal court against one of the nation's largest privately owned real estate companies.
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" Baltimore in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.