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Robert H Rutherford

Robert H. Rutherford

PH: (205) 458-5286
Fax: (205) 458-5100
Email: Robert
PH: (205) 458-5356
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Robert has represented a wide range of defendants in commercial lawsuits spanning the last thirty-one years and all across the Southeast.  This representation includes the defense of over fifty class actions.  These defendants include national banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, retailers, finance companies, automobile dealers, cruise line companies, and product manufacturers. 

Robert’s clients have faced state, regional, and national class actions alleging systemic violations by the defendants in the sale and distribution of products and services. Many of the class action cases against these clients were defeated at an early stage of the case through aggressive use of dispositive motions. Other cases were successfully defended on a class-wide basis through an emphasis on how the claims of individual class members differed and how each would be subject to unique defenses, all of which served to defeat class treatment of those claims. 

Some of these clients used the filing of class actions as a means to minimize their exposure to serious problems with their corporate practices, and Robert has helped devise creative solutions through innovative arrangements that resolved the clients' continued exposure.

Throughout his career, Robert has handled numerous commercial lawsuits — at the trial and appellate levels — on contr...


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