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. Joining a class action suit can result in financial compensation or other benefits, but you may not know where to start. The experienced attorneys at the Cambridge, Massachusetts firm of Altman & Altman LLP can help you take that first step, and will provide guidance all along the process.What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
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, for example, 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 consumers against fraud. Unfortunately, some banks still engage in fraudulent activities that can hurt those that use the bank. Suing a bank is something that virtually no individual can accomplish without significant monetary capital to expend, but bank fraud usually involves many victims, and joining together can result in a powerful class action case.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. Pharmaceutical companies often have some of the biggest, most formidable legal teams in the world, considering how often their products cause harm. Class action suits regarding these companies can result in multi-million dollar settlements awarded to plaintiffs.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 bringing a lawsuit, they are also entitled to a portion of the amount recovered, should the lawsuit be successful.Collaboration Is Key, and Something We Take Seriously
Success in a class action suit is all about working together for a common goal, and that is a quality that we seek to embody at Altman & Altman.
At Altman & Altman LLP, our attorneys have been working with plaintiffs in the Boston area for over 50 years. We offer free initial consultations to anyone who believes that they might have a whistleblower case, or wants to be involved in a class action lawsuit. During this consultation and throughout your case, our attorneys will provide you with significant legal context and 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 reach out to us at any time to speak with a member of our team. Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199.