We Get Consumer Claims.

Our attorneys have successfully defended numerous consumer class actions.




Class Action and Consumer Litigation Defense

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg defends banks, creditors, and financial institutions in both individual and class-action lawsuits brought by consumers who have asserted violations of statutory and regulatory matters. RMG attorneys have successfully defended such claims in state and federal trial courts, as well as in in arbitration and mediation.

Experienced class action defense

Class-action lawsuits by nature are large, complex, and unwieldy. With millions of dollars at stake, a successful defense against these claims can be crucial to the defendant company’s survival. It is important that the firm you choose to defend against these matters has the resources to produce results in the face of countless challenges.

Throughout our 30 year history, we have defended class action lawsuits on grounds including, but not limited to:

  • Fraud
  • False advertising
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Breach of contract
  • Pension disputes
  • Consumer loan agreements
  • Deceptive business practices
  • Sale of ancillary financial services products

Defending against consumer claims

Consumer claims often have the advantage of clearly-worded federal law. Our firm has ample experience defending against claims based on alleged violations of federal consumer protection statutes including:

  • Fair Housing Act (FHA)
  • Truth in Lending Act (TILA)
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Transactions Act (FCRA)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • The Maryland Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • The Maryland Consumer Protection Act (MCPA)
  • The Maryland Secondary Mortgage Loan Law (SMLL)
  • The Maryland Retail Installment Sales Act (RISA)
  • The Maryland Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions (CLEC)
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • The Maryland Telephone Consumer Protection Act (MTCPA)
  • The Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act (MCDCA)

Experienced Consumer Litigation Defense

Successful class action and consumer litigation defense depends largely on the firm chosen. Defendants will want to carefully consider the reputation of the law firm, particularly with regard to:

  • Experience
  • Track Record
  • Network
  • Time
  • Local Ties
  • Legal acumen
  • Tenacity

At Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, we stand by our reputation on all fronts. We are known for dispensing with large class action consumer claims aggressively and swiftly. Threshold issues such as class certification, dismissal of class representatives, and a meaningful negotiation can stop a class action dead in its tracks. If the class is certified, we have the resources to manage every stage of litigation from discovery and pretrial motions to jury verdict and appeals.

Success and experience form the cornerstone of any elite law firm which the high-stakes nature of a large class-action suit demands. Trust the Class Action Defense Division of RMG to defend your case. We will explore every possible path to success including creative settlement structuring, consolidation of discovery requests, electronic compliance, and application of procedural rules to help you achieve the best possible result relative to economic impact on your business while the case is pending.

Learn more about what makes our firm so well-suited to successfully defend your company against any consumer claim or class action lawsuit. Call today or schedule a consultation in any of our local offices.

Defending Consumer Claims and Class Actions Team

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