The attorneys Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. have significant class action experience in federal and state courts. The firm has been recognized throughout the country for its work in consumer protection litigation.
A class action is when many people have the same complaint with a company, and all of those people, together, sue the company. One lawsuit is filed on behalf of all the members and the case is tried in a single court.
The lead plaintiff in a class action is the person representing the members of the class action. They are the named party in the claim. This person is appointed by the court. The lead plaintiff is much more involved in the case. They consult with the attorney and are the face of the class action lawsuit.
If a class action lawsuit applies to you, generally, you are notified by mail. There is no action needed to be a part of the class. All you will do is wait for the outcome of the case.
Being a part of the class action will waive your right to file an individual lawsuit against the defendant.
If you believe that you have suffered significantly more damage than the other members of the class action, you could choose to opt out. Opting out of the class action means, that you will not be awarded any compensation if the class action lawsuit is won.
You will only be able to pursue damages for your individual case, if you opt out of the class action.
All members would receive equal compensation if the case is won. If you are a member of the class action, all you have to do is wait for the outcome (unless you have been named the lead plaintiff).
Leo v. AppFolio, Inc., 3:17-cv-05771-RJB (W.D. Was. July 18, 2019)
Inaccuracies in tenant screening
Clark v. Experian Info. Sols., Inc., No. 3:16-cv-00032-MHL (E.D. Va. Feb. 1, 2019)
Improper reporting of tax liens and judgments
$17M plus settlement
Freckleton v. Target Corp., No. 14-cv-00807-GLR (D. Md. Dec. 12, 2017)
Disclosure requirements for employment background checks
Flores v. Express Personnel, C.A. No. 14-cv-03298, (E.D. Pa. Oct. 21, 2016)
Several improper employment background screening practices
$6M plus settlement
Magallon v. Robert Half International, Inc. WL 8778398 (D. Or. Nov. 10, 2015)
Employment candidate notices too late
Class certified, pending
Ramirez v. Trans Union, LLC, 301 F.R.D. 408 (N.D. Cal. 2014)
False terrorist alerts on credit reports
$60M plus jury verdict
LaRocque v. TRS Recovery Services Inc., 285 F.R.D. 139 (D. Maine 2012)
Deceptive collection letter for returned check and other fees
$3.4M plus settlement
Summerfield v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC, 264 F.R.D. 133 (D.N.J. 2010)
Misrepresenting reinvestigation results of public record items
Injunctive and credit monitoring settlement
Ryals et al. v. Hireright Solutions, Inc., C.A. No. 3:09cv625 (E.D. Va. Dec. 22, 2011)
$28.3 million national settlement achieved for class of consumers subjected to employment background checks in case brought under Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA); believed to be the 3rd largest FCRA settlement in history
Little v. Kia Motors America, Inc., 2003 WL 25568765 (N.J.Super.L. 2003)
6 million dollar (approximate) verdict for class of New Jersey car purchasers, damages later decertified
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