Class Actions


How Do I Start a Class Action Lawsuit?

How to Start a Class Action Lawsuit

In recent years, there has been a groundswell of misinformation largely designed to dissuade individual consumers from joining together to bring class action lawsuits against large corporations based on various issues including consumer fraud, illegal bank lending practices, personal injuries resulting from defective products, and similar theories. The truth is that it is only through class action lawsuits that many larger corporations, product manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, etc., are motivated to modify their practices in a way that protects ordinary consumers from... Read More

Class Action Certification Denied to Magazine Interns


Following in the footsteps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, Judge Harold Baer, Jr. recently denied class certification to a group of unpaid interns attempting to sue the Hearst Corporation for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuit, Xuedan Wang v. The Hearst Corporation, was filed in the Southern District of New York earlier this year. Each of the named plaintiffs worked as an unpaid intern for one of the Hearst Corporation’s magazines, including Harper’s... Read More