James Smith, Jr. P.A.
Areas of Practice

Class Actions

Effective Representation in Class Action Litigation

Not every law firm has the experience, skills and resources to represent clients in class action litigation. The attorneys of James E. Smith, Jr., in Columbia, South Carolina, have what it takes to get results in class action lawsuits.

Our lead attorney, James E. Smith Jr., has served as co-counsel in a number of consumer class actions and has also represented businesses in class action lawsuits.

What Is a Class Action?

A class action is a type of civil lawsuit in which one or a small group of people represents a larger group of people who have suffered a similar wrong. The result of the case for the representative plaintiff or plaintiffs resolves the issue for everyone in the class.
Class Actions

Class actions can begin as defective product or consumer protection litigation for one individual plaintiff. A thorough investigation may reveal that numerous other people were similarly wronged.

Certification of the Class

Our lawyers have overcome one the greatest challenges of class action lawsuits: getting the class certified by the court. One of our cases involved a group of property owners who sued a large telecommunications company that had dropped lines on their property without proper legal authority.

In other class actions, the class was defined by the defective product that all members of the class were harmed by: hip replacement or a defective drug.

We have successfully represented businesses that had contracted with a telecommunications firm to provide a certain rate of data transfer speed, which the firm failed to provide. We have also represented members of the military who were forced to pay a tax that they weren't required to pay.

A class action lawsuit is an effective legal approach to representing a large number of people whose individual damages are not great enough to justify an individual claim. Taken together as a class, however, the damages can be substantial.

If you are an attorney who is seeking a law firm that has the skills and resources to pursue class action litigation or if you are an individual who has been injured or wronged by another person or organization — and thinks others may have suffered a similar fate — please contact us by e-mail or call us at 803-933-9800.



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