Class actions are unique legal mechanisms that protect groups of people from nefarious business practices and dangerous products. A class action lawsuit can help hold the responsible party accountable.
At Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson, our efforts in the class action arena have led to judgments and settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
What Is a Class Action?
Class-action suits are effective at seeking justice for violations ranging from unsafe working conditions and racially biased hiring to medical product defects and toxic chemical spills.
Class actions are brought forward by several plaintiffs who were harmed by a single defendant, typically a corporation.
Collectively, the plaintiffs are called a class, and they’re represented by a single lead plaintiff.
Generally, class members share very similar damages (e.g., physical injury, finical loss, etc.). This differs from victims in a mass tort, who often suffer differently from unique interactions they had with a dangerous product, chemical spill, etc.
Class actions are certified by a court after specific criteria is satisfied. People affected by the claim will then be notified.
Class members don’t necessarily take part in the case directly; however, all class members receive a portion of the settlement, unless they choose to opt out.
Are you entitled to compensation? The experienced attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson can help you find out.
The Benefits of a Class Action
There are clear benefits when plaintiffs band together to take on a large corporation or conglomerate. For example, most people don’t have the financial resources to litigate against a large company. By combining smaller claims into one suit, the class can seek monetary damages worth perusing.
Moreover, class-action suits help expedite the legal process and encourage change within the organizations that do harm.
Finally, compensation can help reimburse victims for things like past and future medical expenses, lost wages or loss of earning potential, and pain and suffering.
Working in numbers has clear advantages—class actions help facilitate these advantages in our civil court system.
Legal Representation that Gets Results
Class action lawsuits represented by Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson have involved injury claims, medical bill pay actions, insurance underpayment claims, chemical exposure claims, and more.
Here’s a look at some of the successful cases we’ve represented for our clients:
- $262 million class judgment against medical providers who violated the Louisiana PPO Act
- $17.5 million class settlement for underpaid cancer policyholders
- $8.5 million paid to 300 families following toxic air release
- $260 million in class settlements (to date) for medical bill pay disputes
- $2.9 million awarded to underpaid Louisiana firefighters
- $40 million judgment for Louisiana rice farmers in genetically modified rice litigation
Our attorneys are available to pursue new class action suits or bring new clients into actions already underway.
We enroll plaintiffs in class actions on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay anything until the class action is settled.