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A class action or a representative action is a form of lawsuit where a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court. This form of collective lawsuit originated in the United States and is used by courts to allow representative plaintiffs to bring claims on behalf large groups of consumers.
 
The Law Office of Larry A. Sackey specializes in complex civil litigation and consumer class actions in many areas, including the following:
 
Insurance Law is the name given to practices of law surrounding insurance, including insurance policies and claims. It can be broadly broken into two categories – regulation of the business of insurance and regulation of claim handling. Related is insurance bad faith, which refers to a claim that an insured person has against an insurance company for bad acts. Under the law of nearly every U.S. jurisdiction, insurance companies owe a duty of good faith in dealing with the persons they insure. If they violate that obligation, many states allow the insured person (or “policyholder”) to sue the insurance company.
 
Consumer Fraud occurs when a consumer buys something; goods, services, property, that doesn’t perform as advertised. It can be a defective product, an insurance or real estate swindle, bad faith denial of insurance coverage, as well as many other shams. Consumer fraud protection shields consumers from these deceptions primarily through enforcement of state and federal consumer protections.
 
Breach of contract is a legal concept in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party’s performance.
 
Intellectual Property (IP) is a legal field that refers to creations of the mind such as musical, literary, and artistic works; inventions; and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce, including copyrights, trademarks, patents, and related rights. Under intellectual property law, the holder of one of these abstract properties has certain exclusive rights to the creative work, commercial symbol or invention by which it is covered. Related is trade secret, which is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable, by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In some jurisdictions, such secrets are referred to as “confidential information” or “classified information.”
 
In law, malpractice or professional negligence, is a type of negligence in which a professional, under a duty to act, fails to follow generally accepted professional standards, and that breach of duty causes a plaintiff to suffer damages. It is committed by a professional or her/his subordinates or agents on behalf of a client or patient that causes damages to the client or patient.
 
Securities litigation is the field of U.S. law that covers various aspects of transactions and other dealings with securities. It includes both Federal and state level regulation by purely governmental regulatory agencies. Securities litigation includes private rights of action under both state and Federal securities laws, as well as more generalized laws covering fraud.
 
Wage and Hour Law generally covers various claims by workers for unpaid benefits, including minimum wage, overtime, health benefits, and loss of pension benefits.