Warner Norcross + Judd LLP Partner Tom Amon wrote an article for the Grand Rapids Business Journal titled “Class action lawsuits: Know the trends, be prepared.” As a litigator who specializes in defending against these cases, Tom has his pulse on trends in class action lawsuits. Last year companies shelled out billions of dollars to settle numerous lawsuits involving opioids, condominiums in Florida, student loan practices and a data breach, among others. No doubt, action lawsuits are on the rise.
Class action lawsuits pose a unique threat to organizations and typically allege company-wide misconduct or practices that allegedly injured a large number of people. They are disruptive, time-consuming and expensive, and they are becoming increasingly complex – raising numerous factual and legal dynamics not typical to your run-of-the-mill lawsuit.
In this article, Amon highlights class action lawsuits that are trending in Michigan and what we can expect in 2023. From labor and employment, consumer products and privacy and data breach claims – he gives us an insider’s view into what’s happening now and what we can anticipate in the near future.
He also provides the key warning signs to be aware of that could make you and your organization a target. Additionally, Amon offers tips to protect your company against these potential claims, and how to minimize the damage done to your organization if you fall victim to a class action lawsuit.
To read the GRBJ article, click here.
Amon is a litigation partner for Warner who specializes in complex commercial disputes and chairs the firm’s Class Action Defense Practice Group. He specializes in complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on class action defense, toxic torts and real property litigation. Tom represents large and small companies in a variety of Michigan-based cases, including mass tort, contract, construction, condemnation, real estate, environmental, shareholder actions, discrimination and civil RICO claims. To learn more about his practice, click here.