There are many misconceptions about what class actions are and what they can accomplish. Class-action litigation is when a group of people, or a class, bring a lawsuit, or action, against one or more defendants. A class-action lawsuit is beneficial for plaintiffs, or individuals bringing the suit, because it lowers litigation costs and allows more people to benefit from a favorable decision.
Class actions can occur in a variety of circumstances, but are often brought in claims involving:
- Westmoreland Hospital unneeded stents
- Drug litigation (pharmaceuticals)
- Insurance litigation
- Defective consumer products
- Royalties from gas companies
- Gas leases
One of our partners, Craig Coleman, has been recognized by Best Lawyers, a highly respected lawyer rating publication, as the Pittsburgh area's Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for 2015. Craig's extensive experience and strong reputation make him a valuable resource for class-action claims involving dangerous products like drugs and medical devices.
Why Pursue A Class Action?
In many class actions, the actual financial injury may not be worth filing a lawsuit due to the time and expense involved in litigation. However, when substantial numbers of people suffer the same financial injury, a class-action lawyer can be of great assistance in presenting a claim. Therefore, most class-action claims involve a large corporation or business taking advantage of large groups of individuals. Further, membership in a class costs nothing. In class-action litigation, your attorney is only paid if he or she is successful in the claim.
Class Actions Our Firm Is Currently Working On
Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Coleman, L.L.C., is currently representing a class of landowners in Western Pennsylvania who have not been paid proper royalties by gas companies. In many cases, gas companies are taking improper deductions and withholding royalties. Although this litigation is pending, it is our goal to obtain fair compensation for property owners across the state.
We also handle class actions involving defective products, medical malpractice and other negligence. Click here if you are looking for class-action case documents from ongoing litigation.
You May Have A Claim. Contact Us Today.
Many people who are eligible for class-action litigation are unaware that they have a claim. If you have questions about whether a company is paying you proper royalties, or if you have other concerns, contact our firm today. Our law firm has offices in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, and offers a free initial consultation to discuss your claim. Call 215-792-6153 in Philadelphia or Eastern Pennsylvania, 412-567-1232 if you live in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789 .