Originally born in Brooklyn, N.Y., I moved here with my wife in 1987 to practice law at a large Minneapolis law firm, and have lived in South Minneapolis ever since. The pictures show... more
Originally born in Brooklyn, N.Y., I moved here with my wife in 1987 to practice law at a large Minneapolis law firm, and have lived in South Minneapolis ever since. The pictures show my wife and I on the Gunflint Trail, my wife at my favorite New York deli, and me and one of my three sons at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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.