Class Actions



A successful defense in a class action case requires a firm understanding and appreciation of a company’s legal, strategic and economic interests, as well as a harmonious relationship with all parties involved. Analyzing the situation early on is critical to creating a practical plan of action in tandem with client needs.

Turner Padget’s Class Actions Practice employs innovative and client-focused methods to bring difficult class action litigation to an end. With industry experience in product liability and environmental matters, our team brings decades of experience in all aspects from critical opening challenges involving jurisdiction and certification to settlement or trial.

Class action suits are often daunting and uncertain, so we are deeply invested in collaboration and straight-talk communication with our clients to provide sound, practical judgement and decisive direction.


  • Served as national coordinating and trial counsel for a leading building product manufacturer in numerous class actions of national and regional scope involving a type of exterior wall cladding known as exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS). Through more than a decade of litigation in numerous state and federal courts across the country, we guided our client and its insurers to a successful conclusion of the litigation with low impact on the continued growth and prosperity of the business.
  • Served for more than 20 years as South Carolina defense counsel for a national building product manufacturer in class action litigation of nationwide scope in which colleges and universities and other governmental and institutional building owners sued for damages caused by the installation of asbestos-containing materials in their buildings. These cases, filed in South Carolina, were among the first product liability class action cases to be filed anywhere and set a precedent for future cases.
  • Represented the former president of a specialty chemical company who was sued individually, along with his company and fellow employees, by neighboring property owners in class action lawsuits alleging property damage and personal injury caused by contamination from dioxins and other organic chemicals emitted from the chemical plant. Class certification was defeated, and the cases dismissed with no payment of damages on behalf of our client.


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