Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits can provide an effective remedy for large groups of claimants who are damaged as a result of uniform conduct by one or more defendants. Usually, the amount of an individual’s claim is too small to file a lawsuit on his or her own and incur the costs of litigation alone. However, the total damages suffered by the entire class as a result of a defendant’s wrongful conduct may reach into the tens of millions of dollars, or more.
For more than 25 years, our Madison County, Illinois, law firm has successfully implemented strategies to address the complexities of consumer, commercial and environmental class-action litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
Our practice area pages offer further detail into the types of class action lawsuits we have experience with and are capable of handling. Please follow the links below or contact us with additional questions and inquiries.
Types of Class Action Claims
- Consumer claims
- Environmental contamination claims
- Financial/securities claims
- Pharmaceutical claims
- Pension rights claims
- Products liability claims
Class action procedures afforded by federal and state laws, under certain circumstances, allow individuals to pool their claims together and file a single action to address a defendant’s wrongful conduct.
In some instances, class actions seek injunctions, rather than damages, to simply put a stop to a defendant’s uniform conduct.
Since 2005, when Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act, the legal landscape of class actions has changed significantly. Class action practice has moved largely into the federal courts and has become a rapidly evolving area of the law.
In recent years, the Supreme Court has issued several key decisions in the area of class actions, which have been subject to varying interpretations by different federal courts and circuits. As members of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Class Action Preservation Committee, our attorneys zealously follow the legal developments working their way through this new class action landscape.
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Please contact us today to speak with an experienced class action litigation lawyer who can advise your case concerning prosecution or defense against a class action. Call our law firm at 618-656-5150 or 800-782-8492 toll free.