Many great American companies treat consumers fairly and with respect, yet others infringe on consumer rights in various ways, including:
- Deceptive advertising practices
- Deceptive and unfair business practices
- Financing and insurance scams
- Defective products
- Unfair contracts
Oftentimes an injury to a single consumer is too small to justify the costs of a lawsuit. The effect is that the injured consumer is voiceless while the wrongful company reaps the benefits of its unjust and illegal conduct. A consumer class action enables a few wronged consumers to bring a claim against a big company on behalf of a larger group of people who have all been harmed by the defendant in the same way. Through this type of action, the attorneys at Bailey & Oliver prosecute corporate wrongdoing on behalf of the consumers of Arkansas.
A “class action” lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group. Other names for lawsuits brought by a number of people who suffered similar harm or losses are “mass tort litigation” and “multi-district litigation” (“MDL”). People seek justice in class action lawsuits when their injuries have been caused by, among other things, defective products, including pharmaceutical drugs, motor vehicles and other consumer products, and medical devices. Other types of conduct over which people have sued as a class include consumer fraud, corporate misconduct, securities fraud, and employment practices. A type of class action lawsuit is the “mass tort” action. Mass tort litigation is a multi-party lawsuit based on a massive accident, such as an airplane crash, in which many people are injured or widespread personal injuries caused by a defective product, such as a medical device.
Often the class action starts out with a few people, or even one person, approaching a lawyer for assistance in recovering for a company’s defective product or improper conduct. After reviewing the case, if the attorney believes there are other people with the same problem or injury, the attorney works to identify other potential class members and to have the class certified by the judge as a class.
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In addition to obtaining monetary relief on behalf of the consumers victimized by the corporate wrongdoing, class action lawsuits often cause changes in the way the defendant companies conduct business in the future, thereby protecting Arkansas consumers from further corporate misconduct. To report corporate actions that you believe may be fraudulent or illegal, please contact an attorney at Bailey & Oliver today.
When we accept your case, we will work exceptionally hard and commit our every resource to achieving the best result for you and your family, including proceeding to trial if that becomes necessary, all the while caring for you and your family. If you or any one close to you feels a corporation has engaged in fraudulent or illegal activity, please contact Bailey & Oliver Law Firm to discuss your rights. (479) 202-5200