Class Action Litigation
Mr. Pryor and Mr. Bruce have extensive class action experience. They have acted as counsel for 500 companies in successfully defending nationwide class actions. Mr. Pryor and Mr. Bruce also acted as counsel for a class of approximately 11,000 Farmers Agents against Farmers Insurance. During this six year litigation, Pryor & Bruce obtained Class Certification and upheld the certification through two appeals. Ultimately, a favorable settlement was obtained for an amount estimated in excess of $20 million.
In defending class actions, their experience provides the basis for employing strategies for early dismissal and defeating certification efforts. They are aware of the in terrorem effect of class certification and the need to aggressively approach class action litigation early in the case.