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A Class Action Lawsuit Is the only way for a large group of ordinary people who have been wronged by a large company to get their day in court.

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Class Action Lawsuits

There is power in numbers. Large corporations are most-often undeterred by complaints, or even lawsuits, from just a few individuals. When large profits are at stake, corporations often view a few unhappy customers and shareholders as a small price to pay. Class actions allow individuals with common problems to join together in the same lawsuit, and compel large companies to treat their customers and shareholders fairly.

Wites & Rogers has litigated class actions in a variety of areas, including

We have exclusively represented consumers and investors in class action litigation. The firm has served as sole lead counsel and co-lead counsel in many class actions, and participated in national class action lawsuits prosecuted by groups that include the nation’s top class action law firms.

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To level the playing field, you need an attorney that has experience and resources to battle big corporations. If you would like to discuss whether you have been the victim of an unfair or deceptive practice, or defective product, that might give rise to a class action then please talk to one of our lawyers.

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Since the founding of Wites & Rogers in 2001, the firm has exclusively represented consumers and investors in class action litigation.

The firm has served as sole lead counsel and co-lead counsel in many class actions, and participated in national class action lawsuits prosecuted by groups that include the nation’s top class action law firms.

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What Is A Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit brought by one person that has a claim that is the same or similar to a larger group of people. The person bringing the lawsuit is called the “Class Plaintiff”, “Named Plaintiff” or the “Class Representative”. The larger group of people is called the “Class”. The idea behind class actions is that it provides a means for individual consumers and investors with relatively small claims to work together in a single case and be on equal footing with large corporations. They are intended to create efficiency in the judicial system by allowing for the resolution of a large number of similar claims in a single class rather than burdening the court system with thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of claims that are all common and similar in nature.

What Kinds Of Cases Are Appropriate For Class Action Treatment?

Generally, class actions involve cases where the Class has been subject to the same or similar treatment by the defendant. Examples of class actions include automobile defects; fee overcharge cases, such as in real estate transactions, credit card transactions, and other cases where the Class Members are all parties to the same or similar contracts and have been overcharged in a common manner; investment losses; insurance fraud cases (such as where the insurance company wrongfully denies certain types of claims or overcharges for premiums); violations of statutes intended to protect consumers, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act; defective products (such as medical devices, medicine, and electronics); unfair and deceptive trade and business practices; and investment losses.

What Are The Requirements To Be A Class Action Lawsuit?

Generally, the requirement is that the Class Representative and the Class must have common or similar claims against the defendant. The court must also agree that the Class is sufficiently numerous to justify treatment as a class action, that Representative and Class Counsel are appropriate (usually referred to as “adequate”) to represent the Class, and that a class action is a superior method for the resolution of the claims of the Class Representative and the Class.

Does The Class Representative Have Any Special Duties?

Yes. The Class Representative must (a) assist and work with (and keep in touch with) the lawyers that represent the Class; (b) review and approve material filings in the case, (c) assist the lawyers in responding to requests for documents and to written questions, and (d) attend a deposition, mediation and trial.

What Does It Mean To "Certify A Case As A Class Action"?

It is a motion that asks the court to enter an order which finds that the case meets all of the requirements to be a class action.

Does The Class Representative Have To Pay The Legal Fees?

No. We will represent you and the Class on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover money for you and the Class you will not have any obligation to pay our attorney’s fees or costs. If we obtain a class action settlement with the defendant or a verdict and judgment at trial, the defendant will pay our attorney’s fees and costs, which are subject to approval by the court.

Do You Have Experience In Class Action?

Yes. I have been litigating class action lawsuits in federal and state court since 1994, and have experience defending and bringing class actions. Since 2001 my practice has been limited to only representing plaintiffs and the class. I have been appointed as class counsel in many class actions, and have obtained settlements for the Class that provided monetary relief and required the defendant to change their business practices.

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