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What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

January 9, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

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Class action lawsuits are legal actions against large corporations that have committed negligence and have caused harm to a large number of people. What kinds of defective products or consumer fraud have led to class action lawsuits, and how do people affect join class action lawsuits? In this video, Miami litigation attorney Mike Eidson explains class actions, what kinds of products can cause harm to consumers and how victims of injury due to defective products and harmful consumer practices can seek recovery.

Our Miami law firm handles class action lawsuit cases from all over the United States.

Video Transcription

My name is Mike Eidson and I am a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson, a national class action law firm. When a large corporation does something that adversely affects a large group of people, a class action lawsuit enables all of the affected people to act with one voice. Colson Hicks Eidson represents consumers, small businesses and injured people in class action lawsuits throughout the country, seeking money damages and other relief in federal and state court systems. Currently, we are actively participating in a wide range of class actions including mass torts and claims arising under consumer fraud statutes. Suits of this type have been brought against the manufacturers of such products as IUDs, diet drugs and tobacco and many others. Harmful consumer practices such as junk real estate fees, overcharging for bank services or using misleading information to sell products can lead to class actions as well. Shareholders of companies can also use class actions to hold executives accountable for poor management or misleading investment information. Finally, employees can sue employers for discriminatory practices or violation of benefits agreements. If you feel that you know of a case that would meet the above criteria for bringing a class action case, please call and speak to our class action lawyers. Call 305-476-7400 or go to our website,, and fill out a form with your information.