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Los Angeles Class Action Lawyers

Consumer Protection And Class Actions

At Broslavsky & Weinman, LLP, our Los Angeles attorneys represent consumers and employees in class actions against companies who violate state and federal laws.  Class actions can arise from many different kinds of wrongful conduct by sellers, employers, debt collectors, financial institutions, and other companies.

A class action is a type of lawsuit that allows a single person or a small group to seek relief on behalf of a much larger group of people who have been similarly injured by the same company.  Because there is strength in numbers, individuals can use class actions to enforce the law against corporations and obtain compensation for victims of their unlawful practices.

Consumer Class Actions

Consumer protection laws are designed to safeguard consumers from unfair and deceptive practices by businesses. These laws cover various issues, including advertising, billing, and debt collection.  Consumer rights class actions are initiated by one or several individuals on behalf of all consumers who have recently suffered the same type of injury from the company in question.  Such cases impact thousands or even millions of consumers.

Some of the more common types of illegal conduct that can give rise to consumer class actions include:

  • False Advertising. Deceptive or untrue statements regarding a product or service, such as misleading product labeling, false representations about product features, or deceptive information regarding product pricing.
  • Unfair Debt Collection Practices. Deceptive and/or abusive tactics in collecting debts, such as misrepresenting the status of the debt, adding extra fees, and undue pressure.
  • Billing Fraud.  Unfair and deceptive billing practices, such as improper auto-renewal charges and hidden fees.
  • Robocalls and Spam.  Unsolicited calls, text messages, and faxes by companies in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
  • Unfair Bank and Lender Practices.  Hidden charges, overcharges, or other improper charges and fees by banks, lenders, and other financial institutions.

Employment Class Actions

Employee rights class actions arise where an employer’s violations of the law affect a substantial number of employees.  The employees initiating class actions sue both on behalf of themselves and also on behalf of other employees who have been similarly injured by the company’s violation of wage and hour or other laws.

Some common employment class action lawsuits involve:

  • Overtime wage violations, such as not paying overtime or paying an incorrect overtime rate
  • Misclassifying employees as independent contractors
  • Paying less than the required minimum wage for all hours worked
  • Off-the-clock time without pay
  • Not providing all the required meal and rest breaks
  • Failing to reimburse all expenses, such as cell phones, gas, etc.
  • Inaccurate wage statements

For more information about various wage and hour violations in California, please visit our Wage and Hour Violations page.

Why File a Class Action Lawsuit?

  • Strength in Numbers – By joining other consumers or employees who were harmed by the business’s actions, you can increase your bargaining power and make your claims stronger.
  • Access to Justice – Class action lawsuits provide a way to pursue justice where individual lawsuits are not economical or feasible.
  • Efficiency – Class action lawsuits can be more efficient than individual ones since they allow many consumers to pursue their claims in a single lawsuit, saving time and resources.
  • Accountability – Class action lawsuits hold businesses accountable for their actions, requiring them to compensate consumers for harm caused by their wrongdoing.
  • Prevent Future Wrongdoing – Class action lawsuits can help deter businesses from engaging in unfair or deceptive practices in the future by imposing financial penalties and increasing public scrutiny.

Contact Los Angeles Class Action Attorneys for Free Case Consultation

If you have been a victim of unlawful conduct by a business or employer and you believe others have been injured in a similar manner, call our Los Angeles employee rights and consumer protection attorneys at (310) 575-2550 or contact us online.

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