Review: “Mrs. Ing notified me that she represents employers, and was unable to assist me personally. Yet she took the time to respond to my email, and gave me a few names to call. A few of which were names with which I was already...
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Employment & Labor
Michael Livingston specializes in litigation, and focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in cases involving medical negligence, major personal injuries, substantial commercial disputes, insurance bad faith, and violations of civil liberties.
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Insurance
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.