Jones Day and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC advised American Residential Services, LLC.
Jones Day obtained a dismissal on behalf of American Residential Services, LLC, with prejudice of a putative nationwide class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).
After the lawsuit was filed in federal court in California, Jones Day successfully moved to transfer the class action to the defendant’s “home” state. In subsequent proceedings, the transferee federal court granted the defendant’s request to bifurcate discovery and initially limited any discovery to the named plaintiff’s individual claim only and prohibited class discovery. During the discovery period, the plaintiff voluntary dismissed his claim with prejudice. As a result, the class action was dismissed without the payment of any funds to the plaintiff or class counsel.
The Jones Day team was led by Todd Kennard (Picture) and Erna Mamikonyan. The Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh team was led by Brett Hughes and Emily Hamm Huseth. Bursor and Fisher advised Daniel Kissick with a team including Blair Elizabeth Reed, Lawrence Timothy Fisher, Scott Bursor.
Involved fees earner: Scott Bursor – Bursor & Fisher; Timothy Fisher – Bursor & Fisher; Blair Reed – Bursor & Fisher; Brett Hughes – Harris Shelton; Emily Hamm Huseth – Harris Shelton; Todd Kennard – Jones Day; Erna Mamikonyan – Jones Day;