What is a class action?
In situations where thousands or even millions of consumers are cheated out of relatively small sums of money, a class action may be the best way to proceed. Litigation can be expensive, so the cost of filing an individual lawsuit has to be weighed against the amount you might be able to recover. If numerous other consumers have suffered the same or similar damages as you, then a class action might be the best option.
Filing a class action can help consumers maximize their recovery by allowing litigation expenses to be shared. This helps reduce the total litigation costs paid by each class member. Additionally, the large number of people affected can make it difficult or impossible to file that many individual consumer protection cases. A class action helps streamline the litigation and ensure that the case moves forward as efficiently as possible and that all class member damages are addressed and treated equally.
Before a class action can proceed in the courts, at least one wronged consumer has to agree to serve as a class representative. This person will represent the entire class and will work with the attorneys to file the lawsuit and hold the offending company accountable for damages. Once the class action lawsuit is filed, the judge must agree to allow the case to proceed as a class action and appoint the law firm and attorneys who will serve as lead counsel for the case.
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If you think you and others may have a class action claim, give us a call. The class action lawyers at Paynter Law have a proven track record and decades of combined experience bringing class action claims in state and federal courts across the country. Class action claims may arise when:
- A company misled or lied to consumers about their product
- An employer mis-calculated employees’ hours and wages
- A company fails to issue a recall for a widespread product issue
- A company fails to warn consumers about a known product danger
- Investors are harmed as a result of securities law violations
- Thousands of people are harmed by exposure to toxins
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To-date, Paynter Law has earned over $500M in verdicts and settlements for its clients. Our attorneys represent consumers, individuals, and businesses in legal matters ranging from class actions to antitrust disputes to personal injury claims.
Class Action Settlement
Paynter Law represented a class of NCAA student-athletes against the NCAA and Electronic Arts, alleging that those entities had unlawfully used the names and likenesses of NCAA student athletes in sports videogames distributed by Electronic Arts. The class reached a $60 million combined settlement with the NCAA and Electronic Arts.
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Over $500 Million in verdicts & settlements. We know every case is different, so our attorneys provide effective legal services tailored to fit your needs and the facts of your case.
Contingency Fee Structure
We represent all of our clients on a contingency fee basis. We advance costs such as litigation and trial expenses, discovery costs, and expert witness fees, and you don’t owe us costs and attorney fees until we win your case.
Years of Experience and Professionalism
Our attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience and were trained at some of the top law schools in the country. To-date, we have helped over 5,000 people seek justice.
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