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What Is A Consumer Class Action?

At Landay Roberts LLP we know that legal terms are not readily understood by non-lawyers. When we take your case, we will explain things clearly so that you always understand the process and your options.

A consumer class action is when one or more consumers sue an entity (usually a large company) on behalf of themselves and others aggrieved by the same wrongful conduct.

There are many instances when a product or corporation fails us. This is not necessarily a class action case. However, what many people are not aware of is that broad-based misconduct or misrepresentation that causes physical or financial harm can be a cause to seek legal help.

Understanding How Class Action Suits Work

When a company uses false or misleading advertising to sell its products, consumers suffer. Consumers suffer because the product they bought does not perform as advertised and/or the consumer loses money because he or she has not received what they bargained for. Sometimes, consumers will not challenge a large company over a false or misleading claim because they think they will not make a difference against a large corporation. That is not true.

  • Class action lawsuits allow one or more plaintiffs to file a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group of plaintiffs against the company which has made false or misleading claims.
  • Our attorneys have been very successful in prosecuting class-action lawsuits on behalf of consumers.
  • Our team recently represented over 2,000 paramedic students in California against NCTI, the largest paramedic college in the United States, where we obtained summary judgment in favor of class members on misrepresentations that NCTI students would receive preferential treatment when seeking jobs with AMR. We also successfully settled the case, which provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution to students who were delayed in their internships.

Class action cases hold big business accountable for their misdeeds, misrepresentation or negligence. In some cases where the actions of the defendant were egregious or proven to have malicious intent, punitive damages can also be pursued. Securities fraud, fraudulent banking, civil rights, oil spills, data breaches and privacy violations are all areas where class action suits have been pursued and won.

Find Out Which Options You Have

If you think that you may be the victim of false or misleading advertising, fraud, misrepresentations, defective products (i.e. product liability) or any other type of deceptive business practices, please email us for a free consultation at 877-730-1160. Our class action clients do not pay any costs or attorney fees out of pocket until we get a successful result.