Class Actions

Nelson & Fraenkel has represented plaintiffs in numerous high-stakes class action lawsuits.

In a class action, class representatives who have been harmed by a large corporation can join in a lawsuit on behalf of an entire class of people similarly harmed. The damages at stake for individual class members can be insufficient to motivate an individual action. However, a class action lawsuit allows such individuals to attain important benefits, such as safer products, compensation, civil rights, or more fair business practices that would be impractical to pursue on an individual basis.

Since the 1950s, class action lawsuits have been a critical tool for achieving justice. Perhaps the most famous class action decision is the Supreme Court’s 1954 opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, which prohibited racial segregation in schools. Today, class actions are initiated for a variety of reasons, including to remedy defective products, to enforce shareholder rights, to protect important civil rights, and to preserve the environment.

Class action litigation often involves high stakes and can be expensive for defendants to litigate. To avoid future litigation, defendants often make meaningful changes to their corporate policies or products because it less costly to enact the changes than to risk litigation.

False advertising, failure to disclose dangerous defects, bait and switch, manipulative accounting, unconscionable pricing, and charging for services not provided are some of the many unfair and fraudulent practices companies use to defraud consumers. These deceptive business practices also allow unsavory businesses to gain an unfair advantage over honest competitors. State and federal laws provide consumers with protection from such unfair and illegal business practices. Nelson & Fraenkel represents consumers in pursuing legal action to obtain compensation for the deceptive practices of large businesses. With top-notch legal skills, we protect our clients’ interests and help them achieve their goals by prosecuting consumer protection lawsuits against businesses that have defrauded consumers.

Areas of concentration include the following:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Antitrust
  • Consumer products and services
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Data privacy/data breach
  • Labor and employment
  • Privacy
  • Securities
  • Unfair and deceptive practices
  • Claims against the government

Nelson & Fraenkel can help with a free evaluation of your case. To schedule a confidential discussion, please contact us for a free consultation.