Fred J. Fresard, a highly experienced trial attorney, focuses his practice on... more
Fred J. Fresard, a highly experienced trial attorney, focuses his practice on defending complex, high exposure litigation in the United States and Canada. He handles product liability, class action, commercial and negligence cases across North America for numerous multinational corporations. Mr. Fresard is regularly called on by Fortune 500 companies to try high stakes cases in some of the toug... view profile
I am a Shareholder in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills, MI. office. My practice... more
I am a Shareholder in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills, MI. office. My practice focuses on antitrust counseling and litigation, class action litigation and automotive supply chain counseling and litigation. I am a chairperson of the firm's Global Automotive Group.I frequently speak and write on automotive supply chain issues and antitrust issues. For example, I am principal editor of the "OEM Nor... 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.