A consumer class action is a lawsuit brought by a few people on behalf
of a larger group who have all been damaged by the same actions or conduct
of the defendant. These cases often involve thousands of people and are
filed to remedy various wrongs, including defective products, deceptive
and unfair business practices, and unfair contracts. Class action lawsuits can be
very effective when it is impractical or too expensive for individuals to hire their
own lawyers to file separate lawsuits on their behalf. The class action
procedure allows larger groups of consumers to bring these claims against
massive corporations that possess much greater legal and financial resources.
For example, Morelli Law Firm represented victims of scores of banks who
had improperly charged overdraft fees on ATM withdrawals. Most of these
cases have been settled, and represent the
largest consumer class action settlement ever negotiated at $
Changing the Landscape of 'Business as Usual'
In addition to recovering monetary relief, class action lawsuits often
result in changes to the way defendants conduct business in the future.
For example, as a result of class action litigation, manufacturers have
been required to make safer products and to
remove defective products from the marketplace, and corporations have been prohibited from engaging in deceptive advertising,
marketing, and pricing of goods and services. By asserting your individual
consumer rights in a class action lawsuit, you could have a part in
protecting others from suffering similar injury or loss.
Recently, we settled a false advertising class action against Red Bull
for $13,000,000.00. The class action claimed that Red Bull misrepresented
the effect of the ingredients in the drink. Not only did the case settle,
but Red Bull
immediately changed the way it advertise its product to potential consumers.
If you believe that you've been a victim of consumer fraud or false
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