Review: “Worked with Peter on the phone for advice on an issue and found him to be very approachable and timely. Was straight forward and got directly to the point. Made the effort to be professional and available.”
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Litigation, Securities & Investment Fraud
Review: “Dave Lavine is a skilled and talented litigator. He represented me in a very complex intellectual property case against a fierce adversary with an exceptionally large budget to create difficulty for us. Depite this, Dav...
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Litigation, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
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.