Class Action

Strength in numbers. Pooling resources. Leveling the playing field. These concepts underlie class action lawsuits. These complex proceedings are a powerful way to seek justice and relief for those who would otherwise lack the ability to do so, but they involve unique and nuanced procedural and factual issues as well as armies of well-funded defense attorneys determined to defeat such claims at all costs.

We vigorously investigate cases on behalf of our clients without charge to them. We recommend litigation only when liability is clear and damages are substantial and recoverable.

Success in class action cases requires not only exceptional legal knowledge, skill, and resources, but also the steadfast resolve to vindicate the rights of those harmed by malfeasance, negligence, or greed. Few firms in the United States have as enviable a record of success in class action litigation as Carella Byrne.

A Nationwide Reputation for Excellence in Class Action Litigation

Our lawyers have earned a nationwide reputation for excellence in class action litigation, retained by clients and appointed by courts to handle a broad spectrum of matters in jurisdictions across the country. The firm has recovered billions in dollars and compensation and played prominent roles in some of the most consequential and high-profile cases in recent history, including those involving Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, and Ford diesel emissions frauds, defective Takata airbags, Merck Vioxx, deceptive opioid marketing, and Sprint messaging charges.

Leveraging the backgrounds, talents, and insights of attorneys from many legal disciplines and practice areas, Carella Byrne has served as class counsel, coordinating counsel, and local counsel in class actions involving:

When companies collude to fix prices and restrain trade, harm accrues to competitors and individuals, alike. Antitrust lawsuits are used to stop practices that restrain trade and the operation of the free market and to compensate those who are harmed. The goal is to keep the market free, open, and competitive.
The purchase of an automobile is one of the most significant financial decisions consumers make. Too often, consumers confront a lack of disclosure about latent defects that affect the value of the vehicle and cause consumers to pay more than the vehicle is worth, not to mention subjecting consumers to potential safety hazards.
Unsuspecting consumers are prime targets for fraud, false advertising and deceptive marketing by unscrupulous companies and fraudsters. Carella Byrne attorneys stand ready to level the playing field.
The use of personal information is ubiquitous in today’s technology-driven world. Business is transacted using individuals’ names, addresses, social security numbers, banking and financial information, and medical information, among other things. Protection from data breach is critical. Companies that do not have secure systems in place to protect consumers’ personal, financial, and health information can be sued under a variety of federal and state statutes, and common law theories.
Nothing is more frightening and nowhere are people more vulnerable than when confronted with dangerous, undisclosed side effects of a medication or a defective medical device they believed was curing an illness instead of causing one. Collectively, Carella Byrne attorneys have decades of experience litigating class actions and mass torts on behalf of plaintiffs who have been harmed by drug and medical equipment manufacturers.
At the forefront of Opioid epidemic litigation both in New Jersey and nationally, Carella Byrne currently represents a number of counties and cities in litigation against manufacturers, distributors and certain retailers of prescription opioids who, by their fraudulent and deceptive conduct, contributed to the on-going opioid crisis.
Consumers and investors suffer when corporations, banks, and financial institutions and/or their employees cheat. Securities fraud comes in many forms and typically involves false misrepresentations or omissions that manipulate or sway investment decisions.

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Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Land Use Law

When zoning and land use roadblocks stand in the way of your objectives for a real estate investment or development project, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to move you forward.

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Restaurant Brands
Carella Byrne has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Restaurant Brands International Inc. on behalf of those individuals who purchased or acquired common stock.
Johnson & Johnson
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello filed a consumer class action Thursday in New Jersey District Court against Johnson & Johnson over its Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen line.
Takata Corp.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.

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