received my undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Business Administration,... more
received my undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Business Administration, cum laude. While attending Millsaps, I received several awards for leadership and educational accomplishments. These include being elected the President of the Student Government Association, selection in Whos Who of College Graduates, the Wall Street Journal Award for academic achievement in the area of finance,... view profile
Donald F. Pierce is Of Counsel at Butler Pappas. He devotes his practice to general... more
Donald F. Pierce is Of Counsel at Butler Pappas. He devotes his practice to general defense matters, third party liability coverage matters, employment law, and products liability defense. He has extensive litigation experience in class actions and multiparty matters having defended asbestos and chemical manufacturers, manufacturers of aircraft, water heaters and other products, and multiple de... view profile
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.