What is a class action lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit is superior to other methods of litigation when the financial loss suffered by any individual class member is relatively small compared to the cost of individual litigation, making it impracticable for individuals to seek redress alone for the wrongs they have suffered. In a class action, one or more individuals or businesses, called Named Plaintiffs or Class Representatives, sue on behalf of others that have similar claims. All of these other individuals are members of the “class”. One court resolves the issues for all class members, except for those who exclude themselves from the class.
What is consumer fraud?
Every state has a consumer fraud prevention statute that gives a consumer the right to bring an action for economic damages—or damages for mental anguish—caused by the use or employment by any person or company of any false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice. Consumer protection laws, racketeering laws, tort laws, privacy laws, and common law can form the basis of a class action lawsuit. When a company knowingly and intentionally devises a scheme of deception with the intent and primary goal of profiting at the expense of the consumer, a civil class action lawsuit may be the only realistic remedy.
Lead Attorney Norah Hart represents consumers in the several national class actions. In partnership with industry experts and attorneys specializing in intellectual property, security laws, medical malpractice, and privacy legislation, Norah Hart has represented clients against multi-billion dollar corporations including J.P. Morgan Chase, InterActive Corp., The Gap, Inc, Westin Hotels and Resorts, Inc, and others. To inquire about joining a pending class action, or to inquire about a new class action, please contact us.