A consumer class action is a type of lawsuit which consists of a group of people who are collectively represented by a member of that group. In a typical class action, a plaintiff sues a defendant or a number of defendants on behalf of a group — or class — of absent parties. This differs from a traditional lawsuit which involves a plaintiff(s) who sues a defendant(s) in one case. The most common class actions brought by our firm involves a large number of people who have been injured by the same debt collector, debt buyer, furnisher of credit information, etc. in the same way.
Instead of each injured consumer bringing his or her own lawsuit, the class action allows all the claims of all class members—whether they know they have been injured or not—to be resolved in a single proceeding. Jason Shear has brought class action claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). If you think a debt collector or similar company has violated your rights, give Jason Shear Law a call and secure the committed representative you deserve.