Class Action Facts

What types of wrongs have been the subject of class actions?

Class actions have proved to be the best method for resolving many types of cases that we handle, including the following: 1.  Securities fraud cases where a corporation has made misrepresentations to its many shareholders. 2.  Environmental contamination cases such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, or what is now going on in the Gulf of Mexico, where large numbers of people are damaged in a variety of ways. 3.  Antitrust cases where corporations have

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What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit where one or more persons can file a lawsuit and ask the court to allow that person or persons to represent everyone that has the same type of claim.  The US Congress and Oregon state legislative assembly have passed laws allowing class actions, because the trial of a multitude of almost identical claims in a single class action is the best way to handle those claims.  It saves time,

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