Joe is the managing member of Peiffer Rosca Abdullah Carr & Kane. His practices... more
Joe is the managing member of Peiffer Rosca Abdullah Carr & Kane. His practices consist of representing individuals and institutions that have been harmed by investment banks and brokerage firms, prosecuting ERISA class actions, and representing victims of labor trafficking and those who have suffered catastrophic injury. He has co-authored a treatise Litigating Business and Commercial Tort Cas... view profile
Chad A. Dudley is the managing partner of Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers. Dudley... more
Chad A. Dudley is the managing partner of Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers. Dudley DeBosier has offices throughout Louisiana and focuses on the areas of personal injury, worker’s compensation, social security disability, and mass torts. Mr. Dudley is also the founding partner of Vista Consulting, a consulting company that provides operational consulting to personal injury firms across the country.
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.