Los Angeles Class Action Attorneys
Demonstrated Results in Complex, Large-Scale Litigation
What is a class action?
What is the procedure of a class action?
The skilled trial lawyers of Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP (PS&W) have prevailed against some of the largest corporations in class actions, securing compensation on behalf of consumers and employee groups who lack the resources to pursue a lawsuit on their own. We have served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in numerous high-profile cases.
Based in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, we have represented plaintiff groups throughout California and across the United States in diverse class action cases. If you believe you have a case or may qualify for participation in a pending class action, call us toll-free at (877) 391-8300 or send an email.
Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP (PS&W) engages in actions on behalf of any class of clients, such as:
- Employees of a company who have not been paid overtime compensation or are not allowed to take adequate meal or rest breaks
- Consumers who purchased defective products or were harmed by unfair business practices or false advertising
- Borrowers who were the target of predatory lending practices by lenders who charge exorbitant interest rates for loans
- Individuals and Businesses that pay artificially inflated prices for products caused by price fixing agreements or other anti-competitive conduct of large corporations
- Shareholders victimized by the fraudulent conduct of publicly traded corporations in connection with the purchase or sale of stocks
• Read more about our successfully concluded and pending Class Action Cases
What Is a Class Action?
A class action is a lawsuit brought by one or more individuals — commonly referred to as "class representatives" — on behalf of a larger group or "class" of individuals who have similar claims. The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to combine numerous claims of individuals into one action brought before a single judge to seek a legal remedy for all member of the class.
The Procedure of a Class Action
PS&W files a lawsuit on behalf of one or more plaintiffs.
PS&W moves to certify the case as a class action. If the court agrees that all criteria are met, it certifies the case to continue as a class action lawsuit.
All members of the class are notified and given the option to "opt in" or "opt out." Those who opt out do not benefit from the result of the class action litigation — they must take their chances in individual lawsuits. Those who remain in the class action are typically bound by the judgment or settlement obtained.
Once certified, many class actions are resolved prior to trial; the negotiated settlement is presented to the court for approval. If the case goes to trial and plaintiffs win a judgment, class members are notified of how to make a claim.
Typically, the client is not responsible for any attorneys' fees or costs of litigation. After resolution of the case, PS&W asks the court to order defendants to pay those fees and costs.
To learn how our class action and consumer protection law attorneys can help you, please contact us online or call us for a free initial consultation at (877) 391-8300.