The attorneys at Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP are well-recognized for their depth of experience in handling complex class action cases. We have prosecuted class action lawsuits against some of the largest global corporations and governmental entities, including JP Morgan, State Street Bank, UPS, Sears, FedEx, The University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The San Francisco Unified School District and others. Our lawyers have an advanced understanding of federal and state class action jurisprudence, and the requirements that must be satisfied in order to pursue these high-stakes complex cases.
What is a Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit allows one person or a small group of people to sue on behalf of hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of different people with similar complaints. Because there is strength in numbers, a class action lawsuit is a powerful tool that individuals can use to enforce the law against large corporations and government entities.
Factors to Consider Before Filing a Class Action Lawsuit
There are several factors that must be considered prior to bringing a lawsuit as a class action:
- Numerosity – Are there enough people affected by the illegal practice to warrant a class action?
- Commonality – Do the affected people share common legal issues?
- Typicality – Are the claims of the person(s) bringing the suit typical of those of the entire class?
- Adequacy of Representation – Will the law firm bringing the case be willing and able to represent the interests of the entire class?
The attorneys at our firm have successfully tried class action lawsuits. We are also actively investigating many potential class action cases. For information about these potential lawsuits, please contact our offices.
Learn More Class Action Lawsuits
If you have questions about class action lawsuits or think that you may have a potential class action claim, we encourage you to contact our California, Texas, North Carolina or Puerto Rico offices to speak with one of our attorneys. Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP is an AV rated national law firm focused on pursuing justice and delivering the highest quality representation to our clients.