I have more than 20 years of experience representing employers in complex employment... more
I have more than 20 years of experience representing employers in complex employment cases, including numerous wage and hour class actions. I have significant jury trial experience in state and federal courts. I also counsel and train employers in preventive employment practices, including ADA and wage compliance; leave, discipline and termination policies; and sexual harassment. I am a fre... view profile
Since graduating from Harvard Law School, Jim W. Vogele has been an active member of... more
Since graduating from Harvard Law School, Jim W. Vogele has been an active member of the Montana State Bar (1988), the California State Bar (1991), and the Oregon State Bar (2011). During law school, he was a summer law clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court. He received his B.A. with Honors in English Literature from Montana State University. Jim has published articles, reviews, and chapters... 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.