Class Actions

Van Etten Sipprelle attorneys have successfully handled both the prosecution and defense of class action matters involving wage and hour violations, defective products, consumer fraud, and unfair and deceptive business practices.

Class action lawsuits provide a mechanism for a group of individuals with similar grievances against the same defendant or group of defendants to join forces to seek a joint resolution. The types of disputes litigated in class actions can vary and may include consumer fraud, wage and hour disputes, defective products, mass torts, unlawful housing practices, and unfair or deceptive business practices. A class action lawsuit differs from a traditional lawsuit (where one party sues another party for redress of a wrong, and all of the parties are present in the case) by combining a large group of plaintiffs’ similar claims against the same defendant or group of defendants. This aggregation of claims approach can create efficiencies and decrease overall litigation expense in many instances. Whether a class action is superior to individual litigation depends on the specific circumstances of each case.

Our attorneys have successfully handled an array of different types of class action lawsuits, including class action claims involving wage and hour violations and other employment-related grievances, consumer fraud, unfair trade practices, and product liability.

If you need assistance with a pending or potential class action matter, please contact us either by calling (805) 719-4900 or by completing and submitting a Contact form.