California Class Action Attorneys Uphold Civil and Consumer Rights
Concerned lawyers in the San Jose area level the playing field for injured individuals
Class actions empower individual plaintiffs, who would be at a serious disadvantage confronting a powerful defendant, to obtain strength in numbers to balance the scales of justice. The Law Offices of James Dal Bon believes in the power of class actions to deter illegal behavior, promote justice and ensure that the free market, dominated by powerful corporations, serves the public good and does not take advantage of unwary consumers. If you’ve been injured by a defective medical device or dangerous drug, we may be able to strengthen your chance for recovery through a class action suit.
Responsive injury lawyers handle a range of cases
At the Law Offices of James Dal Bon, our caring attorneys work with groups of citizens to certify classes for trial in state and federal courts on such varied claims as:
- Consumer fraud
- Dangerous drugs
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Discrimination in the marketplace
- Medical device defect
- Product defect
- Shareholder fraud
- Toxic tort
If an insurance company is cheating its policyholders out of small amounts of cash, it may not be worth it for a single policyholder who notices the fraud to file a lawsuit. That means the company can reap millions in illegal profits unimpeded. Likewise, manufacturers might keep a product on the market after it’s proven to be unsafe, thinking the worst case scenario would be a few lawsuits whose costs they could easily absorb. But a class action, a single suit representing every person who was harmed, allows consumers to become a corporation in their own right, amassing the strength to win just compensation.
When can a lawsuit become a class action?
In order for a suit to be certified as a class action, it must satisfy four criteria. Plaintiffs must show:
- Commonality — That the plaintiffs’ claims are substantially about the same thing
- Adequacy — That the named plaintiffs and their attorneys are able to represent the class appropriately
- Numerosity — That there are enough plaintiffs to justify a class designation
- Typicality — That the representative plaintiffs’ claims are typical of all claims within the class
The Law Offices of James Dal Bon has extensive experience getting plaintiff groups certified as classes. We have prevailed, either through trial in state and federal court or via settlement, to obtain money damages and/or injunctive relief for our clients.
Have you received notice of a class action to which you may be a party?
Perhaps you have seen or heard a published notice that the pharmaceutical company that manufactured a prescription you took is facing a class action. Class actions are generally held on an “opt out” basis, meaning the action is ready to go forward, with you if you do nothing, or without you if you remove yourself. If you do not act, you will be bound by the judgment in that case. If you opt out, you retain your right to pursue compensation on your own, but may face severe difficulties. You have the right to know whether your interests will be adequately represented by the case at hand and its attorneys or whether you’d be better off opting out. Our experienced class action attorneys advise you on the best course of action.
Contact dedicated California class action attorneys
To schedule a free consultation to determine if your legal dispute could possibly be certified as a class action, contact the Law Offices of James Dal Bon at 650-630-2447 or contact us online. Our office is located in San Jose.