Class Action Lawsuits
As the federal government over the past twenty-five years has weakened its regulatory grip on inappropriate and unethical corporate behavior, the role of consumer activism has become more important in protecting the rights of consumers in both the marketplace and workplace.
Thus, it is not a coincidence that we are seeing an increasing number of consumer class actions. In fact, when consumers file class actions, they are actually doing much of the work that the government once did.
Unfortunately, however, large companies are now trying to shield themselves from consumer class actions by having consumers consent to waiving their class action rights and further consent to mandatory arbitration. Many courts, including the Supreme Court, are turning a blind eye to this unfortunate trend.
Nevertheless, the lawyers at Oppenheim Law are honored to have been involved with some of the largest consumer class actions in the past 15 years. In fact, the firm has developed a reputation for participating as well as initiating various major class actions in the same manner as it developed its reputation as a national leader in the field of Foreclosure Defense.
In the past, the firm has been involved with class actions concerning defective Firestone tires and also was extremely involved with the DuPont Teflon class action concerning unfair and deceptive trade practices in connection with Teflon cookware.
A month does not go by where the firm is asked to review a possible new class action that is brought by consumers or by other attorneys around the country.
The Firm spends a substantial amount of time exploring each potential class action in determining whether it is valid, as well as whether it is something that will have long-range public policy implications, and ultimately benefit consumers.
If you think that you have been damaged or misled in purchasing a consumer product of service, please do not hesitate to contact us online or by phone at 954-384-6114 so that we can evaluate whether a valid claim may in fact exist.
The lawyers at Oppenheim Law take their responsibility as consumer advocates seriously, and are honored by the recognition that the firm has achieved in this particular area.