Demonstrated Results in Complex, Large-Scale Litigation
The skilled trial lawyers of
Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP (PSW) have prevailed against some of the largest corporations in the world
in class action lawsuits, securing compensation on behalf of consumers
and plaintiff groups who lack the resources to pursue a lawsuit on their
own. We have served, and are currently serving, as lead or co-lead counsel
in numerous high-profile cases.
Based in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, we have represented
plaintiff groups throughout California and across the United States in
various class action cases. If you believe you have a case or may qualify
for participation in a pending class action, call us toll-free at
(877) 391-8300 or
send an email.
PSW engages in actions on behalf of diverse classes of clients, such as:
Individuals and Businesses that pay artificially inflated prices for products caused by price-fixing
agreements or other anticompetitive conduct by large corporations
Consumers who purchased defective products or were harmed by unfair business practices
or false advertising
Investors victimized by the fraudulent conduct of corporations, limited partnerships
and LLCs in connection with the purchase or sale of securities
Borrowers who were the target of predatory lending practices by lenders who charge
exorbitant interest rates for loans
Employees of a company who have not been paid overtime compensation or are not allowed
to take adequate meal or rest breaks
Read more about our successfully concluded and pending
Class Action Cases.
What Is a Class Action?
A class action is a lawsuit brought by one or more individuals, commonly
referred to as "class representatives," on behalf of a larger
group, or "class," of individuals who have similar claims. The
purpose of a class action lawsuit is to combine numerous claims of individuals
into one action brought before a single judge to seek a legal remedy for
all members of the class.
The Procedure of a Class Action
PSW files a lawsuit on behalf of one or more plaintiffs.
PSW moves to certify the case as a class action. If the court agrees that
all criteria are met for class certification, it certifies the case to
continue as a class action lawsuit.
All members of the class are notified and given the option to "opt
in" or "opt out." Those who opt out do not benefit from
the result of the class action litigation — they must take their
chances in individual lawsuits. Those who remain in the class action are
typically bound by the judgment or settlement obtained.
Once certified, many class actions are resolved prior to trial. The parties
often negotiate a settlement and present it to the court for approval.
If the court approves the settlement, or if the case goes to trial and
plaintiffs win a judgment, class members are notified of how to make a
claim for relief.
Typically, the client in a class action is not responsible for any attorneys'
fees or costs of litigation. After resolution of the case, PSW asks the
court to order the defendant to pay those fees and costs.
To learn how our class action attorneys can help you, please
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