Class Action Lawsuits
Helping You Bring A Class Action Lawsuit
Sometimes harm to a class of similarly situated victims occurs in the form of a mass tort or in another form. In such situations, lawyers at Brown Paindiris & Scott have the experience, resources and available experts to bring class actions on behalf of such large numbers of victims against the companies or individuals perpetrating such harm.
What A Class Action Can Do For You
The advantage of class actions is that the plaintiffs can pool their resources and more effectively fight larger defendants to obtain just compensation for all class members.
Examples of multiple plaintiff and class actions lawsuits with which Brown Paindiris & Scott lawyers have experience include the following:
- Toxic torts
- Challenge to the bail bond system in Connecticut
- Other widespread civil rights violations
- Breach of state employment contracts
- Abuse of process by state marshals
- Recalls of defective products such as pharmaceuticals and hip and knee replacements
Brown Paindiris & Scott has served clients since 1977 and holds an AV* preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer rating system, its highest available rating. Many of the lawyers at the firm have been designated as “Super Lawyers” in Connecticut Magazine, and with 19 attorneys, a full complement of paralegals and staff assistants, Brown Paindiris & Scott is a leading Hartford-area law firm.
Partner Bruce E. Newman is a 1986 graduate of Colgate University and a 1989 graduate of the Albany Law School of Union University, where he served as a note and comment editor of the Albany Law Review. He has extensive experience as a litigator and a class action attorney. In 2011 he was designated as liaison counsel in Behn v. Giles (Gerber Scientific), Docket No. X04-HHD-11-CV0025224-S. He has represented class plaintiffs in a number of actions including: the Hazlett class members through appeal in the Sconce Coordinated Proceedings, related to Christiansen v. Superior Court, 54 Cal. 3d 868 (1991); In Re: Proplast TMJ Implant Litigation, and In Re: Prudential Securities. He was also a signatory to the mediation agreement which resulted in a $24 million settlement in the matter of In Re: Pet Food Product Liability Litigation. He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is composed of a select group of lawyers who have achieved million-dollar verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death cases. In addition to Connecticut, he has successfully tried cases in New York and California. Based on his accomplishments, Bruce Newman was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer for 2013. He has lectured at the University of Connecticut School of law.