Our attorneys have collectively almost four decades of experience prosecuting class action litigation on behalf of consumers, investors, and businesses. We have represented consumers of retail goods, services, and pharmaceuticals, as well as investors in shareholder class actions and in poorly developed mergers and acquisitions. We have also represented corporations in shareholder derivative class actions. We have extensive experience representing individual and small business in antitrust class actions.
A class action is a type of lawsuit in which one or several persons sue on behalf of a larger group of persons, referred to as “the class.” A class action lawsuit may be filed in a state or federal court depending the where the parties live or conduct business. Class action lawsuits are designed to advance several important public policy goals.
A class action is often the sole means of enabling persons, even those with serious injuries, to remedy injustices committed by powerful, multimillion-dollar corporations and institutions. While the subject matter of class action lawsuits can vary, two factors are always present: (1) the issues in dispute are common to all members of the class, and (2) the persons affected are so numerous as to make it impracticable to bring them all before the courts. Depending upon the type of class action, resolution of the lawsuit binds all members of the class certified by the Court.