The Class Action Lawyers of McCune Law Group

Representing Plaintiffs in Class Actions Across the U.S.

When a number of people have been harmed or wronged in a similar way, they can file what is known as a class action against the at-fault party or parties. This streamlines the civil court process, turning what could have been hundreds or even thousands of individual lawsuits into a “class” action filed by one or more plaintiffs acting on behalf of the class members.

In the span of just over two decades, McCune Law Group, McCune Wright Arevalo Vercoski Kusel Weck Brandt, APC has distinguished itself as one of the premier class action firms in the country, taking on some of the most powerful defendants in the world and winning hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of injured plaintiffs in the process.

Our class action attorneys have won victories for clients in a wide spectrum of areas, including:

To learn more about our class action practice, call (909) 345-8110. Your consultation is free!

What Are The Advantages of Class Action Lawsuits?

Class action lawsuits can allow for advantages by providing an avenue for a class of plaintiffs to sue a defendant for injuries caused by common actions or inactions. It can be difficult, however, to decide whether to be a part of a case or not take part altogether. If you are deciding on whether to join a class action or are deciding to start one, here are some advantages of class action lawsuits:

  • Lower litigation costs
  • Greater uniformity of recoveries among similar plaintiffs
  • Greater uniformity for defendants
  • Opportunity for all plaintiffs to receive damages

Class action lawsuits allow access for hundreds of people to take legal action against an entity in a way they may not have been able to before. These lawsuits are also useful in instances where it would not be financially viable to file lawsuits individually. In other words, a class action allows courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable due to the sheer volume of plaintiffs. However, class action lawsuits do much more than simply address the situation of too many plaintiffs. They are a useful device in which resources for both courts and parties are saved in the process.

How Are Class Action Lawsuits Started?

Class action lawsuits can be filed by just one person or a small group of people. The person or group of people will file on behalf of those who suffered similar harm. In most cases, if at least several dozen people were harmed in a similar way, the situation may be eligible for class action. Once a class action lawsuit is filed, the judge will decide whether the case qualifies to be taken to trial. When the judge is considering the case, they will consider the following questions in their decision:

  • How many people are affected?
  • Do class members share common questions of law and fact?
  • Are the plaintiff’s legal claims typical of all class members?
  • Is the potential class adequately represented?

If the judge determines that you have a valid class action case, the action will then move to trial.

To start a class action, the class representative must file the class action complaint. Attorneys will review the facts and legal issues at hand to determine whether the lawsuit can be filed. If the evidence is present and clear, they will then draft a class action complaint. The attorney will also research the outcomes of similar allegations and determine which federal and state laws, if any, were broken. Since the courts tend to dismiss frivolous lawsuits, making sure the complaint is valid before filing is essential. In the filing process, the complaint will describe the events that caused injury or financial harm to the class. The complaint also states that the lawsuit seeks to recover compensation for the lead plaintiff and other similarly harmed individuals. Once the complaint has been filed and is accepted by a judge, the class action lawsuit officially begins.

To find out more about our team of class action attorneys, call (909) 757-1812 or complete our form!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Class Action?

In a class action, one person, or small group of people, files a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group of people who were similarly harmed. The larger group – the group of people the lawsuit represents, is the class.

Each class action is different. Some can be resolved in a matter of months while others can take several years. Generally, most class actions take between two and three years to resolve, though some may take longer, especially if a court ruling is appealed.

Discovery is the pre-trial phase of a lawsuit. During the discovery phase, attorneys representing the class members will request that the company or entity being sued turn over all pertaining documents relating to the case. The documents can include both written and electronic communications and will be submitted to the court as evidence to be used to prove or defend against claims made in the lawsuit.

Once a class action is settled, the leftover settlement money can take one of three paths. It can be returned to the company being sued, distributed to the remaining class members, or donated as a “cy press” award, which is a way for leftover settlement money to be distributed to a charity or non-profit organization whose mission aligns with the subject matter of the case.

How to Start a Class Action (Complaint)

action team of attorneys at MLG. Our team is a reliable ally that will represent you and pursue maximum compensation. If you ready to start, here is how:

  • Fill out our form with your information
  • Set up your free consultation
  • Meet with our Financial Services team
  • Discuss your potential case
  • Discuss your next steps

We Have Significant Experience Fighting Fortune 500 Companies

While McCune Law Group is proud to call California’s Inland Empire home, our class action lawyers have represented clients both across the state and the nation in working towards justice and maximum financial recovery in legal battles against prominent defendants who have wronged our clients.

We have successfully fought Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations including:

Restoring Hope Through Justice

Whether you are seeking to join a class action already in process or believe you may have been injured by a company’s product, service, or deceptive sales/business practices providing you with the grounds to commence a class action, our attorneys are here to listen to your story and determine what we can do to win justice on your behalf.

Call our office today at (909) 345-8110 and take the first step toward justice.

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McCune Law Group is one of the elite national firms in consumer fraud class actions, and has extensive experience in large consumer fraud class action cases. It has helped recover more than $2 billion in recovery for clients. It was one of the group of lawyers that obtained a $1.2 billion from Toyota resulting from the unintended acceleration of its vehicles. It obtained a $213 million verdict against Wells Fargo on behalf of over 1 million consumers who were illegally charged overdraft fees. It was one of lead counsel in obtaining over $200 million settlement against Hyundai and Kia for inflated fuel mileage claims. It was one of the counsel responsible for obtaining more than $1 billion from thirty-three banks who were defrauded customers out of overdraft fees.

McCune Law Group has successfully handled consumer class actions against some of the largest companies in the world in the auto, banking, insurance, technology and pharmaceutical industries. If you have a potential consumer fraud class case, please contact the consumer fraud class action lawyers at McCune Law Group. It is likely we have successfully handled a similar case and will be glad to share our experience and history of success in your type of case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here Are A Few Common Questions

Kristy M. Arevalo, Attorney at McCune Law Group Aravelo

The class action mechanism allows an individual or group of individuals to sue on behalf of themselves and a larger subset of individuals who were all harmed by a company in a similar way. Class actions are an effective method for litigation when companies conceal a defect in their product, advertise their product deceptively, overbill, or refuse to honor warranties.

Class actions are often the only way for consumers to receive redress for wrongs committed by large corporations. Retaining a lawyer to prosecute a case on an individual basis can cost hundreds of dollars per hour, making it economically infeasible for most individuals to sue over a product that only costs hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase. In a class action, all of the individual’s claims are aggregated together, creating an economy of scale.

You can file a class action with just one person.

Unless advised otherwise, you do not need to affirmatively opt into a class action lawsuit filed by McCune Law Group. If the case is successful, and you are a class member, you will receive a notice describing the settlement or verdict. If you have questions, we welcome you to call our firm to speak with one of our professionals.

No. We handle class actions on a contingent fee basis, meaning we front all costs. If the case is successful and a recovery is obtained, McCune Law Group seeks the court’s approval to award our fees and expenses from the settlement or verdict.

It depends on the case. We have filed cases that have been resolved in as little as one year, and some cases that are still being litigated after five years.

Yes. As a class member or representative, you can take part in multiple class actions.

Because every case is different and your rights and options will vary accordingly, we recommend that you talk to an class action lawyer at our firm at your earliest convenience. We can talk to you about what has occurred and offer insight based on your specific situation.