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Class Actions are lawsuits brought on behalf of a large number of people who suffer a common similar injury. Class Action suits give private attorneys the power to act as “private attorneys general” by combining claims, often in situations where the individual plaintiffs might not bring suit (claims often too small or too expensive to prosecute individually).

Class Action attorneys are often criticized because they drive up the costs of doing business, and the law has attempted to balance the competing interests through legislation, judicial scrutiny, and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the social benefits of class actions while protecting against abuse of the class action device.

Some of the more common types of cases that often result in class action lawsuits are:


      Securities Fraud

      Product Defects & Recalls

      Consumer Credit Violations