My Business Was Hit With a Class Action! What Do I Do?

You may think that class action litigation is the legal problem of large companies, but even small mom-and-pop businesses can become targets for this type of litigation. The concerns could be wage related or accessibility oriented, or any number of other issues. So what can you do to defend against these claims?

Defendants facing class actions are often eager to explore ways to end the case as swiftly as possible. One strategy they frequently consider is whether to offer the named plaintiff the complete relief that he or she seeks in the case through an offer of judgment. The theory is that if the plaintiff has been offered everything he or she could achieve through litigation, then he or she no longer has a personal stake in the case and the named plaintiff cannot move forward in representing the putative class members’ claims — thereby quickly and (relatively) inexpensively resolving the case.

Originally published in Seattle Business magazine on November 18, 2015.

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