I concentrate my practice in the areas of labor and employment law and litigation.I... more
I concentrate my practice in the areas of labor and employment law and litigation.I regularly advise and represent management in all areas of employment law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, affirmative action, retaliatory discharge, ... view profile
I am a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, focusing my practice on... more
I am a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, focusing my practice on complex business litigation, including disputes between billing companies and physician groups, creditors' rights claims in both the commercial and consumer settings, bankruptcy matters including preference action defense, class action defense, and products liability cases in which plaintiffs have claimed injuries in... view profile
Stuart F. James is the managing member of James, Goins & Carpenter PC. The firm is... more
Stuart F. James is the managing member of James, Goins & Carpenter PC. The firm is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee with offices in Nashville, TN. The firm handles truck accident cases, automobile accident cases, insurance claims, and complex litigation issues. The firm handles cases in the States of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Mr. James is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the ... 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.