I am a personal injury lawyer servicing the Austin and Waco areas. I have spent 8... more
I am a personal injury lawyer servicing the Austin and Waco areas. I have spent 8 years as District Attorney for Waco, McLennan County, TX, and have been practicing law since I graduated from the Baylor School of Law in 1979.
William Maynard is a founding partner of Beirne, Maynard Parsons. He is Board... more
William Maynard is a founding partner of Beirne, Maynard Parsons. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of civil jury trials. Mr. Maynard has successfully defended corporate clients throughout the United States and has significant experience with complex federal issues and the application of... 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.