Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits can be a powerful tool in protecting consumers against faulty products that cause harm, and illegal practices committed by the company that cause harm. Class action lawsuits are often thought of as those that involve multiple plaintiffs taking action against a single defendant. These types of lawsuits allow plaintiffs, or those that have been harmed, to join together in order to mount a case against a large company that likely has a sizeable legal team. While most plaintiffs don’t have the funds to take on such cases, when multiple plaintiffs work together, they can often recover a substantial amount of money from the company that harmed them. At Altman & Altman, LLP, our attorneys handle plaintiffs in class action suits regularly, and understand the types of challenges that can occur in a class action lawsuit. When you have been harmed by a product produced by a large company, the idea of taking the company on in order to receive compensation can seem like a daunting task. At Altman & Altman, we understand the concerns you have, and work hard to put those concerns to rest.
Some examples of the class action lawsuits we handle include:
- Bank Fraud: In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the government passed a number of laws increasing the type of scrutiny that banks received in order to protect against fraud. Unfortunately, some banks still engage in fraudulent activities that can hurt those that use the bank.
- Pharmaceutical Fraud : Taking on many forms, pharmaceutical fraud can include best price fraud, distribution of compound drugs, good manufacturing practice violations, and off label marketing, among others. Most pharmaceutical fraud cases are brought under the False Claims Act.
- Whistleblowers Claims : Whistleblowers, or someone that informs the proper authority of some sort of illegal activity by a company, are becoming more and more common due to the protections offered to them through federal law. While many whistleblower suits involve either bank or pharmaceutical fraud, as listed above, the protection is far broader. Whistleblowers are not only protected from losing their jobs for brining a lawsuit, they are also entitled to a portion of the amount recovered, should the lawsuit be successful.
At Altman & Altman LLP, our attorneys have been working with plaintiffs in the Boston
area for over 40 years. We offer an initial free consultation to any one who believes that he might have a whistleblower case or be involved in a class action lawsuit. During this consultation and throughout your case, our attorneys will provide you with support. We will ensure that you understand what’s involved in such a lawsuit, and continue to keep you informed throughout the entire process. Please contact us at any time – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to speak with a member of our team.