A class action lawsuit is one of the most powerful procedural devices available to an individual litigant in our legal system. Class actions afford an individual plaintiff the opportunity to pursue claims against corporations and other entities on behalf of a large number of similarly situated individuals or businesses-the class. A class action levels the playing field between large companies and harmed individuals by banding together hundreds, or even thousands, of individual claims in one lawsuit.
Class cases often are the only means for aggrieved individuals to seek redress from corporate wrongdoing. In many cases, a large company will systemically inflict small damage harm on a large group of individuals or businesses. In these cases, pursuing a lawsuit individually would be futile given that the costs associated with the litigation would severely outweigh a single individual's claim amount. However, by allowing one individual to pursue the claims of all effected class members, the class action device overcomes this problem and forces a defendant to combat not one individual claim, but hundreds or even thousands of individual claims in one case.
At McCallum Hoaglund Cook & Irby, we have successfully handled many class action lawsuits on behalf of businesses and individuals throughout the country. Our team of lawyers have consistently obtained relief for those that have been harmed by corporate wrongdoing. We handle a wide range of class actions, including:
- Consumer Fraud
- Construction Defects
- Civil RICO
- Deceptive Trade Practices
- Environmental/Toxic Torts
- Privacy/Data Breaches
- Product Liability
- Subprime/Predatory Lending Practices