The key to our success is based on two things. First, we know how to settle cases. Many of the senior attorneys at Siprut PC, including the founder, spent most of their careers defending corporations and working with corporate clients before focusing on plaintiff-side litigation. We know and appreciate how corporate interests think, how corporations evaluate and manage risk, and how to solve business problems. Settlements need to constitute excellent results for our clients. But if done right, there is no reason settlements can’t also solve business problems for the corporate defendant. In fact, that’s the whole point.

This alone doesn’t account for our results, however. The second (and absolutely essential) key to our success is that we will go the distance. And that creates leverage. But unlike most law firms who are quick with such rhetoric, we can prove it. Attorneys at Siprut PC have been on trial at least once a year for the last ten years in a row – a streak we are particularly proud of, and which continues. If we lose, and if we think we are right, we will go up on appeal. And win. In one recent two-year period, for example, we won five major appeals in various Federal Circuit Courts throughout the country. Commentators universally regard each of these five appellate victories as among the most significant plaintiff-side decisions in recent history, as they relate to recurring key issues in class action practice:

  • Lewert, et al. v. PF Chang’s, Case No. 14-3700, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (reversing trial court and holding plaintiffs had established Article III standing in data breach class action). To read the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s front-page story on the decision, click here. For the audio of Siprut’s oral argument before the Court of Appeals, click here.
  • Stein et al. v. Buccaneers LP, Case No. 13-15417, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (reversing trial court and rejecting defendant’s attempt to “pick off” the plaintiff with a settlement offer). For commentary on the decision, click here.
  • In Re: Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation, Case No. 13-3264, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (affirming trial court approval of class action settlement and attorneys’ fees). For commentary on the decision, click here.
  • Remijas et al. v. The Neiman Marcus Group LLC, Case No. 14-3122, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (reversing trial court and holding plaintiffs had established Article III standing in data breach class action). For commentary on the decision, click here.
  • Vince Mullins v. Direct Digital LLC, Case No. 15-1776, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (affirming trial court grant of class certification, and rejecting the Third Circuit’s ascertainability standards). For commentary on the decision, click here.