Areas of Practice
Commercial Litigation & Contracts
Commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in business, including breach of contract cases, partnership or joint venture disputes, business torts such tortious interference with a business relationship, civil RICO and Lanham Act cases, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Obtaining legal advice and engaging in a thorough, litigation-focused fact investigation at the outset of a business dispute can often make the difference between success or failure in the courts. Our firm can help you evaluate the merits of your legal claims and represent your interests throughout the litigation process in order to achieve optimum resolution of your dispute.
Decisions by the trial court are not always the end of the road in any dispute. Litigants have the right to appeal a final judgment as well as certain interlocutory orders. We have extensive experience drafting appellant and appellee briefs that can help bring your case to a successful close.
Consumers are often at an information and bargaining power disadvantage with the businesses from whom they purchase products and services. Consumer rights and consumer protection laws are designed to help mitigate this disadvantage and protect consumers from unfair or abusive business practices. Disputes over credit and lending, debt collection, "bait and switch" advertising, and downright fraud form the basis of many consumer law claims. Our experience representing consumers in all manner of class action cases has prepared us to help consumers in individual matters where their rights have been violated.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. ADR typically includes early neutral evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. ADR is usually, but not always, less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than resolution through a court. While the procedural rules in ADR differ from those in the courts, thorough preparation and aggressive advocacy remain essential to achieving the best outcome for your case. We can counsel and represent you through the ADR process to help you achieve your goals.
MEDICAL DEVICE, Pharmaceutical, PRODUCTS LIABILITY, and MASS TORT LITIGATION
Defectively designed medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other products injure thousands of unsuspecting patients and consumers every year. The time in which to assert a claim against a manufacturer can run out in a shockingly short period. Implanted medical devices - including hip replacements and pain pumps - can fail and cause massive patient injury. Dangerous drugs can also harm those who sought healing. When these devices and drugs cause damages, individual patients can spread the burdens of litigations while still maintaining their right to individualized recovery through "mass tort" lawsuits. In a mass tort, a single court oversees the proceedings of hundreds or thousands of similarly situated cases and all the plaintiffs split the costs of common discovery, including expensive medical experts, while maintaining their right to individual recoveries. Our firm offers meaningful individualized attention to our clients in mass tort cases and has the complex multidistrict litigation experience necessary to make sure you receive the highest quality representation at all times.
The law of contracts governs most construction claims. Failure to follow specifications or plans, substandard workmanship, or warranty issues can all lead to disputes. Our firm founder's experience as a Michigan-licensed residential builder gives us valuable perspective on all the things that can go wrong in construction and insight into how those wrongs can be righted. Regardless of whether you are a property owner, general contractor, subcontractor, or supplier, when presented with a construction related legal dispute, our firm stands ready to help.
outside general counsel Business Law services
If you run or are looking to start a business, legal advice from an experienced practitioner can help you proactively avoid disputes and other legal headaches. We offer outside general counsel legal services to help businesses understand and comply with a wide variety of general legal and regulatory obligations to prevent litigation problems down the road.
A class action is a type of lawsuit where a representative sues on behalf of a larger group of people or businesses who all suffered the same wrong. If you purchased a defective or falsely advertised product, were exposed to environmental hazard from an identifiable source, suffered harm due to a common pattern or practice of illegal behavior by a corporation, landlord, employer, or government agency, or even had your personal information compromised due to a company's failure to implement adequate data security procedures, you may have a legal claim that can be successfully prosecuted as a class action.
The class action tool is a powerful but controversial procedural device. When used properly, class actions promote important public policy goals of fairness and efficiency, leveling the playing field between small claimants and "those who command the status quo." When abused, class actions waste time and money. We think carefully about each proposed class action case presented to our firm, mindful always of our obligations as "a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice." If we agree to represent you in a class action, you can be assured of our zealous advocacy and commitment to justice on behalf of the class as a whole. For a sampling of our experience in several noteworthy class actions, see the detailed list below.
The constitution and laws of the United States protect all every person's basic freedoms from infringement. Your right to equal treatment under the law is a right worth protecting. Whether you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, excessive force, or any other unconstitutional deprivation of liberty, you can count on our firm to help you find a meaningful remedy.
Noteworthy Class Action Litigations
Prior to founding Aronowitz Law Firm PLLC in 2017, Mr. Aronowitz was involved in many complex and precedent setting class action litigations on the plaintiffs’ side including:
In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672 (N.D. Cal.) (consumer class action against manufacturer for false advertising of diesel vehicles and use of defeat device to avoid emissions standards)
In re Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. et al., Case No. 15-01145 (N.D. Ill. Bankr.) (proposed class action against gaming company by note holders for alleged breach of note indentures and bond obligations litigated as adversary proceeding within multi-billion dollar bankruptcy)
In re Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, 14-md-2591 (D. Kan.) (class action by farmers and grain handlers against seed company for alleged contamination of domestic corn supply with genetic trait that was not approved for sale to major export market)
In re Honey Transshipping Litigation, Case No. 13-cv-2905 (N.D. Ill.) (RICO and Lanaham Act class action by honey producers and packers against defendants allegedly involved in the illegal international transshipment of Chinese honey without payment of required import duties)
Mullins et al. v. Premier Nutrition Corp., Case No. 13-cv-1271 (N.D. Cal.) (consumer class action against manufacturer for alleged false advertising of joint health supplement)
In re Colgate-Palmolive Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation, 12-md-2320 (D.N.H.) (consumer class action against manufacturer for alleged false advertising of hand soap)
McQueen v. BMW of North America, et al., Case No. 12-cv-6674 (D.N.J.) (proposed consumer class action against vehicle manufacturer for alleged rollaway defect)
In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-5379 (C.D. Cal.) (consumer class action against manufacturer for alleged false advertising of cooking oils)
In re Dial Complete Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 11-md-2263 (D.N.H.) (consumer class action against manufacturer for alleged false advertising of hand soap)
In re Michaels Stores PIN Pad Litigation, Case No. 11-cv-3350 (N.D. Ill.) (consumer class action against retailer for alleged failure to secure payment terminals prior to theft of credit card information by hackers)
In re Sony Gaming Networks and Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 11-md-2258 (S.D. Cal.) (consumer class action against gaming company for alleged data security failures prior to data breach)
In re Reebok Easytone Litigation, Case No. 10-cv-11977 (D. Mass.) (consumer class action against manufacturer for alleged false advertising of shoes)
In re Zynga Privacy Litigation, Case No. 10-cv-4680 (N.D. Cal.) (proposed consumer class action against online gaming company for alleged violations of the federal electronic communications privacy act and for breach of contract)