Barry Mesher is a Shareholder in the Seattle officeof Lane Powell PC and focuses... more
Barry Mesher is a Shareholder in the Seattle officeof Lane Powell PC and focuses hispractice on toxictort, mass and municipaltort,premises liability,insurance coverage,personal injury, product liability, professional liability and labor and employment law. Hewas a co-founder of the Washington Asbestos Defense Association and has served as itsCourt Liaison and President. He has been named by pe... view profile
Doug Smith is an attorney in the Seattle office of Littler Mendelson. Doug provides... more
Doug Smith is an attorney in the Seattle office of Littler Mendelson. Doug provides advice and legal representation to employers on a variety of employment law issues, including wage and hour compliance, trade secret protection, enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and complex class action litigation. Doug has represented many well-known companies, such as Abercrombie &... view profile
Ms. Murray concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation with a focus on... more
Ms. Murray concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation with a focus on prosecuting collective and class actions, has been involved in virtually every class and collective action prosecuted by the firm. Ms. Murray is an expert in all aspects of the class action process, including investigation of class allegations, class certification, trial preparation, and negotiation and settlement.... 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.