What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is when an individual or small group files a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group. Class action lawsuits are usually the best course of action when the conduct of a corporation or other entity has caused harm to a large group of people. Instead of filing hundreds or thousands of lawsuits, those impacted can decide to join other victims to have their interests represented in one lawsuit.
Class action lawsuits have been made famous in Hollywood movies. Erin Brockovich is probably the most famous of these films. Julia Roberts plays Brockovich, a legal clerk who uncovers an environmental health crisis in California caused by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Her firm files a class action lawsuit on behalf of dozens of families, securing a verdict of $333 million for the victims.
Not every firm in St. Louis handles class action lawsuits, but we do. From consumer fraud to government whistleblowers, we handle a variety of class action cases. If you’ve been the victim of consumer fraud, have a wage and hour dispute, or have witnessed government fraud, call our class action attorneys today. We have more than 40 years of legal experience and are ready to put that experience to work for you.