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Class Action FAQs

Our class action attorneys have spent decades representing consumers in cases against some of the largest companies in the world. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions regarding the class action process and individuals’ rights when having a dispute with a company.

How do I Start a Class Action?

Class actions are lawsuits brought to protect many people who have been impacted by the same problem. For example, a class action lawsuit could be brought on behalf of everyone who:

Getting Started

Even though class actions often help hundreds or thousands of people, it does not take that many people to get started. Instead, class actions often begin when a single person who has been wronged steps forward.

Free Consultation

To speak with one of our class action attorneys, fill out the form to the right or call toll-free (866) 981-4800. We will devote the time and resources needed to determine whether a lawsuit is appropriate, and will do so at no cost to you. Our practice areas include:

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Are Many Needed for a Lawsuit?

If you are having problems with a company—whether it’s your retailer, a company you bought stock in, or even your employer—many other people may well be having the same problems. A class action suit is often a good solution in these situations because it can allow thousands of people across wide distances to all benefit from a single case.

It does not take a lot of people to begin a class action. Class action lawsuits often start when one motivated person decides to take action.

We Fight Unauthorized Account Charges

Consumers from across the country have contacted our law firm after discovering unauthorized charges on their bills or accounts. We have successfully brought numerous class action lawsuits on their behalf:

Talk with one of our class action attorneys by filling out the form to the right or by calling toll-free (866) 981-4800.

Laws Protecting Consumers

Federal and state consumer protection laws protect against a variety of unfair billing practices. While some laws apply only to specific practices, others, like California’s Unfair Competition Law, can help in a variety of situations. This flexibility is important since unauthorized charges and billing fraud can come in a variety of forms, including:

  • Hidden Fees
  • Misleading Charges
  • Cramming (placing unauthorized or misleading charges on a telephone bill)
  • Unauthorized Charges
  • Slamming (switching an account from one company to another without permission)

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How Do I Report a Fraud or Scam?

To report a fraud or scam to us, please fill out the form to the right or dial 1-866-981-4800. At no cost to you, we will review what you send us, and can discuss options for how to proceed. Read below for information about how we have helped consumers fight against frauds and scams in the past.

Tell Your Story to a Consumer Protection Attorney

If you’ve been the victim of a fraud or a scam, it’s likely that many other people are experiencing the same problem. When many consumers are facing a similar problem, consumer protection attorneys like those at Girard Gibbs can often do something to help. We have helped consumers affected by:

Talk with one of our class action attorneys by filling out the form to the right or by calling (866) 981-4800.

Girard Gibbs: A History of Fighting Frauds and Scams

Time and again, our lawyers have represented consumers who felt they’d been victimized by a fraud or scam. We’ve helped consumers recover against some of the largest companies in the country, including:

  • AT&T Class Action Suit
    Consumers reported they were charged by AT&T for long distance fees, even though they weren’t customers. Girard Gibbs negotiated a settlement to reimburse class members for more than they were charged.
  • Best Buy / Microsoft Network Class Action Lawsuit
    Consumers reported they were charged monthly fees after their trial subscription ended despite not signed up for and never using the service. The settlement negotiated by Girard Gibbs resulted in full cash reimbursement for consumers.
  • AmeriGas Propane Tank Class Action Suit
    Consumers reported that AmeriGas secretly decreased the amount of fuel in their tanks. As a result of the settlement, consumers could receive a $75 reimbursement for purchases of affected tanks.
  • Brazilian Blowout Class Action Suit
    Consumers reported that Brazilian Blowout misrepresented the ingredients in its hair straightening solution. Girard Gibbs filed a lawsuit to reimburse consumers and to warn of the dangers of the product.
  • Girls Gone Wild Class Action Suit
    Consumers reported that Girls Gone Wild signed them up for a subscription after purchasing one video, without their knowledge or consent. Girard Gibbs negotiated a settlement for full reimbursement, plus shipping and handling costs.

Free Consultation

Talk with one of our class action attorneys filling out the form to the right or by calling toll-free (866) 981-4800.

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