Class Actions

A class action, class suit, or representative action is a lawsuit where a person sues a group of people, a group of people sues another group of people, or a group of people sues a person. It is pleonastic to refer to a class action as a "class action suit". Collective lawsuits originated in the United States and are still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon. But, in several European countries with civil law, contrary to Anglo-American common law, changes have been made in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.
Posts about Class Actions
    • Spokeo Speaks — Again

      In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., a case that made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has allowed a case to go forward on the slenderest thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that a concrete injury must alleged. Spokeo: Background Spokeo publishes online a “people search engine.

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … We try hard to keep politics out of this blog. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, claim no affiliation or belong to another party, most of us agree that fraud, greed and corruption is bad. As a leading plaintiff’s law firm, we have successfully prosecuted False Claims Act whistleblower cases under both Republican and Democratic…

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … to support the measure. The Chamber and leadership was able to railroad the bill through the House but now people are waking up and realizing just how serious this legislation is to our legal system. The good news is that it is not too late. Contact your Senator and let them know how terrible this legislation is. Even if your two Senators are Democrats…

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