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Consumer Class Action Lawsuits

Put an End to Unlawful Debt Collection Practices

If you have been targeted by a debt collector who makes a habit of harassing and using illegal tactics on consumers, you may be eligible to bring or join a consumer class action lawsuit against them. There are several types of class action lawsuits, each with varying requirements. STERNTHOMASSON LLP has experience with class action claims, which we usually bring in federal court. We can help you determine if you meet the criteria to bring or join such a lawsuit and provide you with information and resources to help you move forward.

Consumer class action lawsuits are lawsuits filed on behalf of multiple people who share a similar problem. Typically, these lawsuits are filed when a business has violated the rights of many consumers, and a significant portion of the consumers seek legal action. These kinds of lawsuits enable courts to efficiently handle a large number of claims, and they benefit those who may not be able to take legal action on their own. The rules and regulations for filing a consumer class action lawsuit vary depending on your circumstances and the state you live in.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act allows for class action claims. Individuals who successfully bring the suit recover as if they brought an individual claim, but the class members recover up to 1% of the debt collector's net worth.

There are a few traits shared by all consumer class action lawsuits, such as:

  • A large number of plaintiffs, such that filing each lawsuit individually would be impractical
  • Common legal and factual complaints among all members
  • The legal complaint of one of the members against the defendant is typical of all complaints
  • One named plaintiff can adequately represent and advocate for all members

    The Importance of Experience

    There are many current and ongoing consumer class action lawsuits in the court system and new cases continue to arise. The problem you face may not be unique to your situation, and there may already be a class action lawsuit for your problem. Our consumer protection attorneys can help you determine your eligibility to bring or join a consumer class action lawsuit.

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