What is a class action lawsuit?
The class action suit is a device used by plaintiffs’ attorneys to represent a group of people that have been economically damaged but who could not otherwise afford to hire an attorney for their individual damages alone. Without the class action tool, many people would not, or could not seek recourse because it would not be economically feasible to do so and/or it would be too time consuming to pursue a claim for a few dollars. Class action lawyers are able to help recover for a large amount of people in a streamlined litigation process.
McGonagle Spencer Gahagan, P.C. are class action attorneys who have helped groups of people to keep such illegalities in check and restore money to the class members. By doing so, our attorneys can enforce the consumer laws and help keep the proper balance between consumers and their everyday transactions with corporations.
We have brought a number of class action lawsuits with proven results for our class members. In this complex world it is important that individuals be allowed to seek reimbursement for illegal charges and hidden fees. We continue to believe that without the tool of class actions, the consumer would continually fall prey to unscrupulous companies that ultimately increases costs and destroys fair competition.
Class Action Litigation/Philosophy
The attorneys of McGonagle Spencer Gahagan, P.C. have tried a number of complex cases both in state and federal court. We are aware of risks inherent in such litigation and take our profession and our obligation to each class member seriously. The trend in these cases are for defense counsel (those firms and individuals that represent class action defendants) to ply each and every defense that they can think of in hopes that any one of which will defeat the consumer. We continue to fight in the face of adversity and strive to seek justice for those who cannot do battle alone. Make no mistake, a defendant that has collected an illegal charge or defrauded an innocent consumer will generally not refund the money without a fight. Such fights are worth having when justice is served. Our proven track record of top class action settlements is evidence of such.