Areas of Practice

Class Actions

The class-action device is an ideal mechanism for recovering damages when the amount of harm to individual class members is relatively small and where individuals have neither the resources nor the financial incentive to bring their own claims.

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Robocall Telemarketing, Collection and other “ADAD” Calls

Many businesses illegally seek to advertise their services or products, or to collect on past due accounts with robo-calls. Depending on the circumstances, such calls can be illegal under both state and federal law.

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Bank Fees

Usually unlawful bank fees are small, and represent an amount that the consumer will not challenge when closing the transaction, in which case a claim challenging the fees may best be brought in the form of a class action against the bank or servicer.

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Text Message Marketing

Text message advertising, like autodialed telemarketing advertising using pre-recorded messages, is generally illegal under both state and federal law.

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Do Not Call Violations

Many consumers who have tired of receiving repeated telemarketing calls, register their residential and cellular telephone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. If telemarketing calls continue after a number is on the Registry and/or a consumer asks a particular company to stop calling, federal and/or state law can be violated.

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Escrow Fees

When a home sale closes, escrow companies sometimes charge fees that are impermissible, or wrongfully mark up charges above their actual cost, potentially giving rise to class action claims.

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