Michael L. Baum is the senior managing partner of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman.... more
Michael L. Baum is the senior managing partner of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. He has successfully led the firm through thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases stemming from major pharmaceutical drug catastrophes and commercial transportation mass disasters. He began his career more than 25 years ago, primarily handling airline accidents and other commercial transportatio... view profile
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
Ms. Barrios is a founding partner of BKC, concentrating her work in the field of... more
Ms. Barrios is a founding partner of BKC, concentrating her work in the field of complex multi-district litigation, products liability litigation, mass torts, and class actions. In 2014, the New Orleans Bar Association presented her with the Arceneaux Professionalism Award; she is the first woman to ever receive the honor. In 2011, the judges of the Eastern District of Louisiana appointed Ms. B... 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.