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Franco A. Corrado represents clients facing a broad range of lawsuits, with a particular focus on complex business disputes and class action defense. His clients span across multiple industries, including the technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and insurance sectors. Franco defends clients against consumer class actions related to deceptive trade practices, false advertising, product liability, and warranty claims in state and federal courts across the United States.
A member of the firm’s Class Action Working Group, he is part of the Morgan Lewis team named a class actions and mass torts “Powerhouse” in BTI’s Litigation Outlook 2014 report.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a putative nationwide class action against a leading automobile manufacturer asserting consumer fraud and warranty claims over allegations that an optional pre-collision braking feature that can automatically reduce collision speed in certain circumstances where the driver does not apply the brakes was ineffective.
For the same automobile manufacturer, obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a class action alleging that statements in its warranty booklets violated the New Jersey Lemon Law.
Represented one of the country’s largest technology companies and obtained summary judgment in a putative nationwide class action in federal court asserting California UCL and CLRA claims alleging that printers deprived users of toner.
Represented same technology company and obtained summary judgment in one putative nationwide class action in federal court asserting California UCL and CLRA claims alleging defect in notebook computers and a dismissal of another federal court putative class action asserting similar claims.
Represented same technology company and obtained voluntary dismissal by plaintiff of putative class action in California state court asserting California UCL and CLRA claims.
Represented same technology company and obtained summary judgment in putative nationwide class action in federal court asserting claims for breach of warranty and violation of California’s UCL over alleged defect in tablet computer.
Represented same technology company and obtained voluntary dismissal by plaintiff of putative class action in federal court alleging violations of the New York General Business Law over alleged data security vulnerability in company’s printers.
Represented a title insurance company and obtained summary judgment in putative class action in federal court asserting claims for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and state consumer fraud law, and for breach of contract.
Obtained dismissal of action filed in federal court by former distributor against multinational pharmaceutical company alleging several contract, quasi-contract, and tort-based claims.
Representation of a prominent health insurer in statewide class action asserting multiple contract and tort-based claims over alleged violations of state law governing medical management of claims for payment.
Negotiated favorable pre-complaint settlement on behalf of manufacturer of luxury watches in matter involving infringement on client’s trademark.
Counseled same client on risk management strategies in connection with termination of several distributorships and related issues.
Awards and Affiliations
Named 2014 Pennsylvania Product Liability Department Of The Year by The Legal Intelligencer
Member, Order of the Coif
Recipient, Reverend Joseph Ullman Criminal Law Award
Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review
Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Clerkship to Judge Frank Montemuro of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania (2003 - 2004)
Villanova University, 2000, B.A., Cum Laude
Villanova University School of Law, 2003, J.D., Magna Cum Laude