I am a native of Charleston. I received my primary education at Charleston Day... more
I am a native of Charleston. I received my primary education at Charleston Day School and attended Porter Gaud High School After graduation from Washington and Lee University, I entered the Masters in Public Administration Program at the College of Charleston. It was a two year program and I decided to leave after a year to attend law school. I began working as a law clek in 1983 with a firm s... 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.
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