One person injured by unlawful corporate conduct can bring a class action suit on behalf of others who have suffered similar injuries. Class actions are powerful forces that help level the playing field between individuals or small businesses affected by illegal conduct and powerful companies that prefer to wear down their victims one at a time. KHK’s national class action practice focuses on protecting the rights of individuals and small businesses. Our lawyers have prosecuted and defended consumer and franchise class actions that are often “bet the company” cases for the corporate interests involved.
Members of our class action team have been chosen by major national and international organizations to teach lawyers and business professionals about class action practice and the ever-changing rules governing this area of the law. We select our cases conservatively and commit to litigating them in ways that harness the litigation process to the advantage of our clients. Our results speak for themselves. In 2010, after more than four years of litigation serving as class counsel, KHK obtained certification of a settlement class of thousands of franchisees involved in the Quiznos submarine sandwich system. That settlement, valued at $206 million, is the largest reported class action settlement in the history of franchising. We like complex litigation and we stand up to large interests. Our lawyers have substantive experience in securities law, antitrust, RICO, consumer protection, civil rights and employment discrimination—all of which can be put to use in class proceedings. Put our experience to work for you today.