Class Action Trials

Class actions are common but very rarely tried; indeed, just 2 percent go to trial.

Those that do proceed to the trial stage require lawyers adept in the specific art of class action trial practice, from jury selection (and the scouting of anti-class-action bias) to the art of presenting a persuasive plaintiffs’ case without most of the plaintiffs present; from pre-trial preparation to the nuances of jury instructions.

Stueve Siegel Hanson teams with plaintiffs’ firms in high-stakes class action trials nationwide. We bring the authority and bench strength necessary to successfully advocate for your clients – and to deliver exceptional results.

Our track record in class-action trial joint ventures is unparalleled, including:

  • Business Tort: A $218 million jury verdict in a class action trial in the US. District Court for the District of Kansas for a class of Kansas corn producers who purchased corn seeds prematurely sold by Syngenta.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: A $4 million jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas in a class and collective action against Tyson Foods alleging violations of the FLSA and the Kansas Wage Payment Act.
  • Breach of Contract: A $34 million jury verdict in a class action trial against State Farm Insurance in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri regarding alleged life insurance policy overcharges.
  • Breach of Contract: A $28.4 million jury verdict for a class of Missouri owners of universal life insurance products issued by Kansas City Life. The Jackson County, Missouri jury deliberated for just two hours.
  • Breach of Contract: A $9.5 million jury verdict for a class of Kansas City Life policyholders. The Jackson County, Missouri jury awarded all damages sought for three separate breaches of the policy.

Would you like to discuss a collaboration? Contact us today.

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