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Our experienced class action attorneys represent consumers, employees, small businesses, shareholders and people like you in class action lawsuits against insurance companies, businesses and other entities that have committed fraud, denied claims, sold dangerous products or committed other wrongs against a group or “class” of individuals.


Our class action lawyers represents clients in class action lawsuits when individual lawsuits may not make sense economically, but the claims have similar legal and factual issues.  Class actions can level the playing field, enabling the “little guys” to band together against the big insurance companies, manufacturers, banks, and big business to achieve justice in both state and federal courts. 

Chances are, if a big business or insurance company has harmed you in some way, many people like you have been harmed as well. That alone does not mean that you have a viable class action, but it only takes a short phone call with one of our experienced class action attorneys to find out. We’ll take the time to listen to you and evaluate your situation. There is never a charge for a case evaluation so, give us a call now.

Call us, or request a free claim evaluation today. We are here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions on Class Action Lawsuits

What are some examples of class action lawsuits?

A class action could be for just about anything providing a class can be defined and certified by the court.


The most common types of class action lawsuits are:

  • Employee wage and benefit claims

  • Age, race or sex discrimination claims

  • Consumer fraud claims

  • Securities fraud and investor claims

  • Antitrust or unfair competition

  • Intellectual property claims

  • Advertising claims

  • Defective or dangerous product claims

What is class action litigation?

A class action lawsuit is a type of litigation where many parties have been harmed or damaged in similar ways by the same person or business and they join to seek justice.


An experienced class action attorney will often represent classes of people in wage and hour law claims, employee benefits cases, defective products, faulty medical devices or harmful prescription drugs, consumer fraud and other similar cases. The court must certify the group of people as a class before it can proceed beyond the initial phases of class action litigation. Class action lawsuits may be filed in either state or federal court depending on the nature of the case and where the parties are located.

Class actions are often good for everyone involved. Adjudicating multiple claims that are similar at the same time conserves the court’s resources. Class action lawsuits can also reduce the cost of litigation and may enable a group of people with small claims to seek justice when alone it would not make economic sense to file a lawsuit. A class action lawsuit may allow parties with small claims to recover losses that would not have been possible outside of a class action.

Why file a class action lawsuit?

As a class member, you do not pay any out of pocket attorney’s fees. All the attorney’s fees for class action attorneys are paid from the award or settlement in the case. This means that the class action attorney that you hire must have the strength and financial resources to cover the costs of litigation. Our experienced class action lawyers are backed by the financial resources to take on even the most complex class action litigation.

How much does it cost to hire an experienced class action attorney?

How do I know if I have a viable class action case?

It would be difficult to determine if you have a viable class action case without first speaking to an experienced class action attorney. We encourage you to give us a call today or submit a request for a free case evaluation. We will take a close look at your situation and offer our opinion on if you should proceed. There may be other class actions out there for you to join with or you may be the first. 

What are some of your firm's representative class action cases?

Minneapolis Firefighters’ Relief Association v. Medtronic, Inc. – $85 million settlement.

  • Represented lead plaintiffs in a securities fraud class action concerning disclosures related to the promotion of one of Medtronic’s products for “off-label” use. See Minneapolis Firefighters’ Relief Ass’n v. Medtronic, Inc., 278 F.R.D. 454 (D. Minn. 2011).

In re SunPower Securities Litigation – $19.7 million settlement.

  • Represented lead plaintiffs in securities fraud class action concerning disclosures related to SunPower’s accounting. See In re Sunpower Secs. Litig., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152920 (N.D. Cal. 2011).

In re SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. Securities Litigation – settlement consisting of $22.8 million cash and securities valued at $5.2 million.

  • Represented lead plaintiff in a securities fraud class action concerning the business and financial condition of SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. See In re SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P., 729 F. Supp. 2d 1276 (N.D. Okla. 2010).

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