Jonathan Fellows is a trial attorney who handles cases in both state and federal courts. He has served as lead counsel to defendants in numerous class actions. He has handled all aspects of class action litigation, including discovery, motions for class certification, settlement negotiations and fairness hearings. He has handled class actions under ERISA, the New York Labor Law and the FLSA, shareholders rights, consumer rights and civil rights.
Kelly v. Community Bank N.A. (N.D.N.Y. 2019) (representing national bank in consumer class action challenging overdraft fees, case still pending).
V.W. v. Conway (N.D.N.Y. 2017) (represented Syracuse City School District in class action brought on behalf of minor inmates in Onondaga County Justice Center, challenging alleged failure of school district to provide education to minors while the Sheriff had placed them in solitary confinement; opposed class certification, negotiated settlement and represented district at fairness hearing).
Brennan v. Community Bank N.A. (M.D.Pa. 2016) (represented national bank in consumer class action challenging automobile repossession practices; negotiated class settlement, and represented bank at contested fairness hearing).
Johnson v. Community Bank, N.A. (M.D.Pa. 2014) (represented national bank in consumer class action challenging overdraft fees; negotiated class settlement and represented bank at fairness hearing).
Litwin v. Anaren Corporation (N.Y. Supreme Court Onondaga County 2014) (represented acquired company in shareholder class action challenging merger terms; opposed motion to enjoin shareholders vote, negotiated settlement allowing merger to proceed following additional disclosures to shareholders).
Parshall v. Oneida Financial Corp. (N.Y. Supreme Court, Oneida County 2014) (represented acquiring bank in shareholder class action challenging merger terms; opposed motion to enjoin shareholder vote, negotiated class settlement allowing merger to proceed following additional disclosures).
Hamelin v. Faxton-St. Luke’s (N.D.N.Y. 2013) (represented employer in class action under New York Labor Law and collective action under FLSA; negotiated class settlement).
Becker v. The Wilber National Bank (N.Y. Supreme Court, Otsego County 2011) (represented acquiring bank in shareholder class action challenging bank merger; successfully opposed motion to enjoin shareholders meeting and obtained dismissal of action).
Thompson v. Conmed (N.D.N.Y. 2010) (represented employer in ERISA class action challenging denial of severance after medical device company separated its entire sales force; opposed class certification, represented company through discovery, obtained class decertification and dismissal following the completion of discovery).