A class action lawsuit is an alternative to filing a single or individual lawsuit when more than one person is harmed by the same party. A single plaintiff, known as the class representative, is given the opportunity to bring a claim against the defendant on behalf of everyone who has been harmed or wronged. Filing many individual lawsuits against the same defendant can be time-consuming and costly. A class action lawsuit allows all injured parties to seek damages through a single proceeding.
Below are several areas of law in which class action lawsuits are most prevalent.
Expecting that companies have the best interest of the public in mind is far from the truth. Businesses often make false promises, omit key pieces of information, or mislead individuals for their own gain. These practices can result in physical or financial injury to individuals, which an experienced attorney can work to recover damages.
Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices
The primary objective of business is to make money. In an effort to do so, companies sometimes develop business strategies that victimize consumers, turning a loss for the consumer into a gain for the company. Brochu Law will fight on behalf of consumers that have been exploited by deceptive or unfair business practices to recover damages.
In addition to the devastating effects that hazardous materials, toxic chemicals, and dangerous pesticides have on our environment, they can also affect the health and financial well-being of those around them. Whether accidental or intentional, individuals may be able to seek damages as a result.
As consumers, we expect that all the products we use should work properly without harm. However, there are many products on the market that have defects or lack of warning to consumers about potential injury, both physically and financially. Consumers that are victims of defective products may be able to seek damages.
Consumers can suffer from significant financial loss as a result of securities fraud. If a fraudulent dispute arises regarding a regulated financial product, you may be eligible for damages. This can include, violations of FINRA laws, ponzi schemes, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice, and more.
Unfair Employee Compensation
Employees can be exploited by their employers through unfair or illegal compensation practices. Employers may try to use loopholes to get around having to pay overtime to workers. If you believe you may be the victim of unfair compensation, you should reach out to and attorney immediately.
Robocalls & Robotext Lawsuits (TCPA Violations)
Are you often interrupted by unwanted robocalls or text messages? This can not only be annoying but also may be illegal. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a federal law passed by Congress in 1991 to protect consumers from unsolicited calls from telemarketers.
Individuals can be harmed by companies that are involved in anticompetitive and illegal behavior such as price fixing, monopolies, price discrimination, output constraints, and many more. Antitrust lawsuits can be complex and it is advised to contact a trusting attorney if you believe you are the victim of an antitrust violation.
How much does a class action attorney cost?
We represent our class action clients on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee unless you win. We advance all costs on behalf of our clients.
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Do I have to live in Florida for Brochu Law to take my case?
No. Brochu Law takes cases in all 50 states regardless of life insurance company or location of beneficiary. No matter where you live in the United States, Brochu Law can represent you. Christopher J. Brochu is licensed in the state of Florida. Brochu Law uses local counsel outside of Florida in accordance with state and federal law.
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