Class Action Lawsuits

In addition to working with individual consumer rights claims, Zimmerman Law Offices also represents groups of individuals in class action lawsuits.

Class Action Lawsuits

Class Action Lawsuits Chicago, ILClass action lawsuits involve cases dealing with consumer rights in situations where many consumers have experienced the same damages or injuries brought on by a product or service, and they file a lawsuit against the seller, provider or manufacturer as a group.

The benefits of a class action versus an individual consumer rights lawsuit is that it is more efficient. Filing hundreds or thousands of individual lawsuits at once is impractical, whereas being represented as a group gives you a stronger case with more leverage. Costs are also lower per person than they would be for a person filing alone, and all members of the class action will receive compensation even if they are not named plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

Types of Class Action Lawsuits

When a company breaks its promise about its goods and services, that may give rise to a legitimate claim for a class action lawsuit. Common examples of class action lawsuits involve injury or damage caused by:

• Pharmaceutical drugs
• Motor vehicles
• Medical devices
• Home appliances
• Toys

Consumer fraud, security fraud, unethical employment practices, purchase abuse, charging for services never provided, and other misconduct may also be cause for a class action lawsuit.

Class Action Attorneys

Having a negative experience with a product or service is frustrating and overwhelming, and may make a person feel hopeless. However, reimbursement from businesses is possible regardless of how large or small the company is. Individuals who sustained damages or injury by a person or product, and think it may have happened to others, should contact a class action attorney. Attorneys are aware of current class action lawsuits and can guide those who have suffered in the right direction and represent them in their claims.

Zimmerman Law Offices

Even if your loss seems minor to you, it may have also happened to hundreds or thousands of other people. Zimmerman Law Offices has been appointed by courts throughout the country to lead many statewide and nationwide class actions against major corporations, with a significant record of success in obtaining reimbursement and other compensation for consumers. Tom Zimmerman
has been appointed lead counsel or co-counsel in many class action lawsuits. The lawsuits involve a wide range of products and services such as:

• Unsolicited faxes
• Defective baby formula
• Thomas the Train toy warranty
• Inflated newspaper circulation
• Illegal telephone taxes

You may be entitled to participate in a class action lawsuit underway or already settled. Check the Class Action Notices page or call Tom Zimmerman toll free at 1-877-440-0020.

Verdicts & Settlements

Class Action from Inflated Newspaper Circulation – $31 million recovery for a nationwide class of businesses and individuals who placed advertisements in a newspaper. The publisher charged advertisers a rate that was based upon and related to the publisher’s representations as to the newspaper’s circulation. However, the publisher significantly overstated the newspaper’s circulation for several years, which caused the advertisers to overpay to advertise in the newspaper. Cash refunds were paid to the advertisers to reflect the amount of their overpayment. We included in the class recovery $4.8 million in donations to charities.

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