South Carolina Class Action Lawyers
Columbia Consumer Class Action Attorneys
The South Carolina class action lawsuit attorneys at Proffitt & Cox, LLP are experienced in pursuing complex class action lawsuits. We have previously been appointed as class counsel in class litigation in South Carolina state and federal courts. If you are ready to talk to us about a potential class action case, you can receive a confidential, no-obligation, free consultation by calling us at (803) 834-7097.
More Information About Class Action Suits
A class action occurs when many individuals with similar legal claims form a group, or class, to file a lawsuit against another party. One or more members of the group take the lead and act as class representatives in advancing the claims of the larger group. The class representatives are generally represented by class counsel experienced in class action litigation. The class action is an option available under both the federal and South Carolina rules of civil procedure when appropriate requirements are met.Â The class action is an efficient means of pursuing similar or identical claims that a group of people has against a particular defendant. Class actions are particularly helpful when a large group of people has been harmed by the same wrongful conduct, but the harm to each individual victim involves relatively small damages that would make it impractical for the victims to pursue individual cases with their own attorneys.
We typically handle class actions on a contingent fee basis under which our attorneys fees are based upon a percentage of the funds obtained for the class or are paid by the defendant pursuant to a court order. You will not be required to pay anything to us up front if we agree to represent you in a proposed class action and will not owe us any fees should the case not be successful.
Why Are Class Actions Beneficial?
Class actions can be appropriate in a number of contexts, but some of the more common situations where a class action lawsuit might be appropriate involve:
- Data breaches wherein personal information of consumers is lost or stolen exposing the consumers to the risk of identity theft
- A defective product orÂ defective drugÂ thatÂ causes injury to those who use it
- A business that commits fraud
- Conduct that violates consumer protection laws
- Pyramid schemes
- An organization that discriminates against individuals
- A company that violates employment laws
Proffitt & Cox Can Represent You in a Class Action Suit
Talk with a team of experienced Columbia class action lawyers regarding your potential class action claim. Contact our law firm today by calling our local phone number at (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 to speak with a qualified, local attorney who can handle your class action case.