Class Action

As companies grow and expand their reach into new geographic and economic arenas, they need legal representation capable of handling their increased exposure to litigation. Walters Meadows Richardson, PLLC (WMR Defense) brings a wide range of experience in this area, serving as lead counsel in numerous class action suits and other mass tort litigation.  

To function effectively in today’s growing market, businesses require stability and security. Clients want their interests aggressively defended so as to bring about a favorable resolution in the swiftest manner possible. At WMR Defense, we understand those needs and possess the experience and resources necessary to serve clients of all sizes and claims of all complexities. Successful representation in these matters demands diligent attorneys committed to providing companies the security they need to grow their business.


Representative Matters:

WMR Defense represented one of the largest pork producers in the nation in a class action lawsuit. In Powell, we played a key role in dismissing the majority of the plaintiffs' complaints and, in turn, decertifying the class, thereby significantly limiting its client’s possible exposure. 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32229 (W.D. Ky. Mar. 8, 2013); 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32231 (W.D. Ky. Mar. 8, 2013); 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120448 (W.D. Ky. 2013).   Three years later, we represented those same defendants and successfully dismissed plaintiffs’ claims for lack of jurisdiction.

In the bellwether case of a complex, mass tort action, we were able to get our client, a third-party medical billing service, dismissed on summary judgment. Adams, et. al. v. Catholic Health Initiatives, Inc., et. al. Laurel Circuit Court 12-CI-00802.

We successfully dismissed a federal class tort action against our clients, clinical laboratory testing companies, for lack of jurisdiction.  Criswell v. Compliance Advantage, LLC. United States District Court 5:16-423-DCR.

We successfully reached a settlement agreement for our clients, defendants in an agricultural tort action, resulting in a dismissal of the suit.  Smith v. Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Taylor Circuit Court 10-CI-00549.

We represented a medical device sterilization company against a class tort action brought on behalf of package delivery company employees.  To date, that case is still on going.