Sarah has litigated a wide variety of business disputes, including contract actions,... more
Sarah has litigated a wide variety of business disputes, including contract actions, consumer class actions, commercial real estate disputes, condemnation actions and franchisor-franchisee disputes. Representative matters include: Defending an automobile insurer in putative class actions involving insurance coverage and bad faith claims Defending a national bank against claims of wron... view profile
Michael Alper focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with particular... more
Michael Alper focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with particular emphasis on insurance disputes and consumer class actions. He has represented clients in connection with a broad range of insurance and consumer matters.
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.