A Custom Approach To Class Action Cases
Do you have a claim against a company or product that has been detrimental to many people? You may be eligible to take part in a class action lawsuit against it.
Our Birmingham class action attorneys at Montgomery Ponder, LLC, work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for our clients. Throughout discovery, class certification and trial, our strategic thinking and experience deliver exceptional results. Every class action is unique and requires a custom approach.
What Is A Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action is a procedural device that allows one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group or “class.” Put simply, this device allows courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable if each class member (individuals who have suffered the same wrong at the hands of the defendant) were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a named plaintiff.
We are currently working on class action lawsuits regarding:
- Bogus fees: If a company charges outrageous hidden fees it did not properly disclose, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Contact a lawyer if you receive a bill that is much higher than you expected. Car rental company Turo is currently being sued for this practice. Banks are also liable for hidden or outrageous fees or practices.
- ERISA claims: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 governs long-term disability benefits through many employers. If you have been wrongly denied disability benefits, we can help.
- TCPA claims: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits marketing and sales companies from using automated and prerecorded calls to contact potential customers. Companies that use spam calls illegally, such as travel companies and debt collectors, can be sued.
Why You Should Be A Class Representative
The class action is used generally when numerous people have suffered the same or similar injuries. Often, many of the individuals’ injuries were relatively minor, such that they might not pursue legal redress on their own. Together, however, the value of the claims of the class add up, and suing as a class means consolidating the attorneys, defendants, evidence, witnesses and most other aspects of the litigation.
If the number of people affected by the product or conduct is high, it becomes impractical or even impossible for them to file individual lawsuits. When a class action is permitted, the group files the lawsuit with a representative plaintiff – called a “named plaintiff” or “lead plaintiff” – at the forefront.
Class action suits are important because they work to ensure that businesses operate with integrity. By filing a suit, you may be protecting many more vulnerable people from being taken advantage of. We can guide you and support you through the entire process.
Find Out If You Have A Case Worth Pursuing
If you believe that you were injured or suffered financial damage and a class action would be an effective tool against the wrongdoer, please contact us as soon as possible. If you feel you have a claim, our attorneys would like to talk to you.