A consumer protection class action is filed when several people who have the same legal complaint bring a lawsuit as a group, called the class. Consumers can bring cases for improper practices when: (i) a product or service does not perform in the manner in which it was advertised or represented to perform; (ii) a company overcharges or improperly charges consumers for a product or service; or (iii) a company interprets a contract or agreement in a way that unfairly disadvantages consumers. To be categorized as a class action, the individuals must be similarly situated with common factual and legal concerns. All the small, individual claims get bundled into a larger case that allows individuals who may not normally bring a case on their own to recover for the company’s wrongdoing.
A class action can be brought by anyone who has been harmed or injured by a consumer product. If the court determines that the claims of the individual consumers is so great that it makes sense to bring the case as a class, the court will identify one individual or a small group of individuals to represent the class in the litigation.
A class representative volunteers to represent other similarly situated consumers and agrees to act in the best interests of the class. A class representative stays informed about significant developments in the case and works with class counsel to make important strategic decisions regarding the conduct and disposition of the litigation.
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No. Representative plaintiffs in actions brought by Robbins Arroyo LLP are not responsible for paying attorneys’ fees or expenses. All costs and expenses of the litigation are advanced by Robbins Arroyo LLP. We only recover our fees and costs if we are successful in obtaining a substantial benefit for the class.