When companies adopt policies and business practices that injure groups of consumers or small businesses, class litigation often represents the only means of deterring misconduct and achieving redress. Types of corporate wrongdoing that can be addressed through class litigation include fraudulent advertising, the imposition of undisclosed or unfair fees, violations of contract rights, the sale of unsafe or defective products, and infringement on privacy rights.
Successfully litigating consumer class claims depends on a clear understanding of how the policy or practice at issue affects consumers or small businesses as a group; claims can be litigated on a class-wide basis only when the defendant’s conduct has a similar impact on enough people to justify collective action, and when the representative plaintiff has claims typical of the other members of the class.
Consistent with our commitment to investing in cases early, we conduct thorough pre-filing investigations, engage experts to perform preliminary analysis, and work to locate and interview multiple class members to fully understand the relevant policy or practice.
As an example of our consumer fraud work, we are currently representing a class of advertisers in an action against LinkedIn alleging fraud in connection with inflated metrics and inflated ad pricing.
If you are a consumer or small business, and believe you have been injured by a deceptive or other wrongful corporate policy or practice, please contact us and an attorney will reach out to discuss your matter with you.