What types of matters may be brought as a class action?
Class actions arise in many diverse settings ranging from breaches of contract and manufacture of a defective product to misrepresentations, false advertising, and anti-trust or unfair pricing. Conduct prohibited by various statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), federal and state minimum wage laws and state consumer fraud statutes also give rise to class action claims. Usually there is no personal injury or accident involved however in some circumstances, for example faulty medical implant devices, class actions are allowed. Other times these cases proceed together even though they are technically separate.