Class Action Lawsuits
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer has years of experience handling a wide variety of class action matters focused on consumer fraud, employment discrimination, wage & hour litigation, securities fraud, anti-trust, health care, insurance bad faith and corporate misconduct. The attorneys at Wilentz have prosecuted a number of cases nationwide and have obtained millions of dollars for members of the classes they have represented.
Class actions serve an important function in our system of civil justice. Class actions are typically considered the superior method of litigating cases where a large number of individuals have been injured for a relatively small amount of money in comparison to what it would cost the individual to litigate the case on their own.
Class actions are filed by "named representatives" who are individuals, unions or small businesses, who have the same problem or have been injured in the same manner as the rest of the proposed class. These named representatives "represent" the rights of all the individuals in the class, thereby allowing an entire group of people to recover through their efforts.
As soon as practicable after the filing of a class action the named representatives must ask the court to certify the action as a class action. If the court does "certify" the action as a class the parties work to create and provide a notice to class members, advising them of their rights and that they may be bound by the results of the lawsuit.
Once a class action is resolved in favor of plaintiffs and members of the class or settled, notice is once again sent to class members to advise them of steps to be taken, if any, in order to receive any compensation they may be entitled to gain as a result of the suit.
Wilentz has represented classes comprised of consumers, investors, unions, employees and other individuals and entities against a number of large commercial defendants. We have been involved in and successfully litigated class actions in both federal and state courts nationwide.
For more information on class action lawsuits, please visit our personal injury website.
Wilentz currently handles the following types of class action cases:
- Consumer Protection
- Wage & Hour Litigation
- Shareholder Actions
- False Claims Act / Qui Tam
- Antitrust Litigation
Contact us to speak with a class action attorney.
- Kevin M. Berry
- Angelo J. Cifaldi
- Lynne M. Kizis
- Jon G. Kupilik
- Daniel R. Lapinski
- Eric John Marcy
- Kevin P. Roddy
- Philip A. Tortoreti
Articles & Publications:
- Restitution Disgorgement and Injunctions The Availability Of Equitable And Injunctive Relief Under The California Unfair Competition Law and The Unique Challenges Presented By Multiple Enforcers and Follow-On Lawsuits
- How to Successfully Appeal a Health Insurance Company Denial or Partial Payment