Class action lawsuits are a special type of suit that involve harms done uniformly to vast numbers of people—most typically by large institutions such as banks, debt collectors, government bodies, and manufacturers. The attorney for the class undertakes to represent all of the persons who have been harmed.
Class actions require a special skillset to prosecute, because the legal rules they implicate are unique, and the facts necessary for a case to fit those rules must be thoroughly investigated. The civil attorneys at Asheville Legal have the experience and expertise to bring these large-scale lawsuits, and to achieve outcomes that correct these large-scale harms.
Class-scale injuries can take place across a wide variety of industries. A particular compensation practice by a large employer can be short-changing compensation to its employees on a grand scale. Or, a debt collector might be violating fair debt collection laws by repeatedly making certain misrepresentations to consumers. As another example, an insurance company may have a practice or policy in place that works great harm on all of its insureds. But the bottom line is this: A small harm worked upon a large number of people, can actually be a large and dramatic harm to society, as a whole.
If you or someone you know has been harmed by a large company, a government body, or other large institution, and you believe others are being harmed in the same or a similar fashion, don’t hesitate to contact us to find out if there is some kind of class claim available.
Wimer Snider, P.C. represents individuals and businesses in the many areas of civil litigation, including:
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