Kara's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state... more
Kara's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. She has experience in several areas, including product liability, medical malpractice, environmental and toxic torts, and business fraud.
Mike Williams specializes in complex, pattern, class-action, and product-liability... more
Mike Williams specializes in complex, pattern, class-action, and product-liability litigation. He has handled evidentiary hearings, trials, and appeals in federal and state courts. His experience includes assisting clients in pre-suit emergency response to product recalls or catastrophic accidents, crisis management, national coordination of related litigations and regulatory investigations, te... 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.