Smith & Dietrich represents consumer clients in class action lawsuits in state and federal courts. In appropriate cases, we partner with larger law firms located throughout the United States to deliver excellent representation for class action plaintiffs, sometimes known as class representatives.
A “class action” is a legal action that allows representative plaintiffs to sue on behalf of themselves and groups of similarly situated claimants. Class actions can be a great tool to bring consumer cases involving many plaintiffs with relatively small, but similar damage claims. A class action may make it economical to bring claims that would not otherwise be litigated because each individual’s damages may be relatively low, and may force defendants to answer for harmful conduct that might otherwise have no legal consequence for them.
Currently our firm is involved in several class action lawsuits concerning banking practices. We are among the counsel representing plaintiffs suing multiple credit unions alleging expensive overdraft and/or NSF charges wrongfully imposed on everyday transactions. We are also involved in another class action case alleging that a credit union wrongfully charged borrowers for expensive “force placed” auto insurance.
We also have an active Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action practice where we seek consumer compensation for annoying and unlawful robocalls and similar telephone harassment. Because telemarketers are known to place huge numbers of calls to many members of the public, TCPA claims may be well suited for class action treatment.
All of our class action cases started with individual Smith & Dietrich clients bringing important legal claims to our attention. We evaluate all potential consumer claims for class action suitability, and in appropriate cases we may recommend that litigation strategy. Contact us today to evaluate your consumer claims.