Philip C. Federico is a founding and senior partner with Schochor, Federico and... more
Philip C. Federico is a founding and senior partner with Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Mr. Federico is certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and has lectured at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital and other health care facilities, as well as the National Business Institute to Lawyers and Paralegals in Maryland. Because of his expertise in the fie... view profile
Since 1999, Hassan Murphy has been the managing partner of Murphy, Falcon Murphy,... more
Since 1999, Hassan Murphy has been the managing partner of Murphy, Falcon Murphy, providing the strategic vision which powers the firms growth. He also remains an active attorney and negotiator, directly overseeing Murphy, Falcon Murphys largest and most complex cases. He has served as lead and co-lead counsel in cases which resulted in settlements in excess of $300 million, including negotia... view profile
Mr. Barnes is a founding partner of Goodell DeVries. He represents clients in... more
Mr. Barnes is a founding partner of Goodell DeVries. He represents clients in complex tort, commercial, and product liability litigation. During his career, he has represented a variety of clients in disputes involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, antitrust, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, aviation, commercial torts, and state procurement laws. He has defended companies in f... 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.