Wayne County Class Action and Commercial Litigation Attorneys
Class action lawsuits are a critical part of the American justice system. They allow groups of plaintiffs to join together to hold a business or organization accountable for its wrongful conduct, even when doing so may not make practical sense for each individual.
What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
In a typical lawsuit, a plaintiff brings a case against one or more defendants based on a wrong the defendant committed. Usually, these cases involve negligent acts that profoundly and directly impacted the plaintiff’s life. However, sometimes a corporation’s negligent or intentional actions affect many people. A class action lawsuit allows a group of plaintiffs to band together to bring a case against a single defendant.
For example: A telecommunications company’s negligent billing practices resulted in each customer being charged an additional $1.50 per billing cycle for the past few years. Individually, each user suffers less than $20 per year in damages—frustrating but certainly not worth retaining a lawyer and filing a lawsuit. In a class action case, however, one or several named plaintiffs can sue on behalf of many other people affected similarly by a company’s negligence or bad acts. These lawsuits can recover millions of dollars to redistribute to the individuals who suffered the harm and punitive damages to discourage future wrongdoing by the company.
Class action lawsuits are highly complex, in part because of the high stakes involved. They can take years to work their way through the justice system and require an unrivaled level of knowledge and skill to pursue successfully. At Sommers Schwartz, our experienced team of class action attorneys works tirelessly to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve.
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Consult With a Wayne County Class Action Lawyer for Help With Your Claim
While class action lawsuits are incredibly complex, the attorneys at Sommers Schwartz have decades of hands-on experience.
Our team will help you understand your rights and pursue them effectively. If you believe you may have a class action lawsuit or have recently heard of an ongoing class-action claim that may apply to you, reach out to our dedicated Wayne County class action lawyers. At Sommers Schwartz, we aggressively represent clients across Michigan and throughout the United States in all types of class action claims.
The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz have extensive experience litigating class action cases against some of the country’s largest and most powerful businesses. We handle employment claims, consumer protection claims, defective product claims, securities claims, and more. Our team of dedicated litigators has devoted their careers to enforcing our clients’ rights. We have the necessary experience, drive, and dedication to succeed on your behalf.