Consumer Class Actions

A class action is a type of lawsuit in which one or more members of a large group, or class, of individuals or other entities sue on behalf of the entire class. Often, a class action is the only way for plaintiffs in certain types of cases to recover any compensation.

Consumer class action lawsuits may offer a number of advantages because they aggregate a large number of individual claims into one representational lawsuit.

Aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process and lower the costs of litigation. In cases with common questions of law and fact, aggregation of claims into a class action may avoid the necessity of repeating the same discovery and trial over and over.

Consumer class actions provide the incentive for any individual to bring a solo action prosecuting his or her rights. A class action ensures that a defendant who engages in widespread harm — but does so minimally against each individual plaintiff — must compensate those individuals for their injuries. Also, compensation for the class claims may be the only way to impose the costs of wrongdoing on the wrongdoer, thus deterring future bad conduct.

We are a professional, ethical and experienced team of lawyers representing people just like you: individuals, consumers and small business owners.

If you think you might have a case suitable for a class action, you are encouraged to contact the law firm of Hovde Dassow + Deets at 317-669-9721 to speak to an attorney.