Class Actions

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While you’ve probably heard of class action lawsuits, you may not know exactly what they are—or how they can benefit you. Class action lawsuits occur when several people who are similarly situated suffer from the same course of conduct or wrongdoing.

Group lawsuits can come in two different forms: class actions and mass torts. These two types are similar in that they both involve multiple people. Group lawsuits must involve more than one person, not only by definition but also because they are fought against powerful corporations. The only chance individuals have against these resource-rich companies comes when they team up—think power in numbers.

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

Put another way, a class action lawsuit is a complaint filed by a class action attorney on behalf of a group of clients, all of whom have had the same or substantially similar harm done to them by certain products, conduct, or issues. Class actions can be a catalyst for change within the offending company.

What Is a Mass Tort?

mass tort is similar to a class action lawsuit in that it combines many cases into a single trial. The difference between the two is that in class action lawsuits, each plaintiff is treated as an individual; in a mass tort, cases are handled together in order to pool resources but may not have all the legal similarities of a class action.

How Do Class Action Lawsuits Work?

Class actions frequently have a national reach, especially if a very large number of consumers are affected by the issues being litigated. Class action lawsuits cover all types of products and services, from medical devices and medications to toys, tires, financial investments, and more. The ultimate goal of a class action, aside from recovering damages to compensate you for your losses, is to protect consumers from the faulty products or services in question and prevent similar situations from happening again.

Given the considerable power and resources large companies can wield, it should be evident that the only way for individual consumers to protect themselves against legal violations from corporations is to partner with experienced class action attorneys.

The attorneys at Balkan, Patterson & Charbonnet are among the best class action lawyers in Florida. If you or someone you know is considering a class action lawsuit, please contact us for a free consultation today at (561) 750-9191.

The Case Against Apple

Several years ago, the mega-multibillion-dollar company Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones. Now, class action lawsuits are popping up around the country—South Florida being no exception. The class action attorneys at Balkan and Patterson have filed against Apple in the Northern District of California.

Nissan Transmission Class Action Lawsuit

Our firm is also looking into the Nissan Transmission Class Action lawsuit. These claims have to do with the Continuously Variable Transmissions on some Nissan cars and SUVs. Reportedly, the CVTs in these vehicles begin to shake and rattle as they age. If you live in Boca Raton or South Florida and have been impacted by the transmission issues of a Nissan vehicle, contact us today to learn more about joining this class action lawsuit.

Adam Balkan, John Patterson & Leah Charbonnet: Injury Attorneys Advocating for Consumer Justice

Companies should not be allowed to take advantage of consumers—and yet, some still do. This is why the attorneys at Balkan, Patterson & Charbonnet dedicate their time to protecting and fighting for consumer justice.


A Voice. Dedication. Determination. All of these qualities add up to experienced, passionate injury attorneys who will fight for consumers’ rights and fair compensation.

People who have experienced consumer fraud that resulted in personal injury often have little recourse when it comes to advocating for their rights against large corporations. When these corporations do something that adversely affects a large group of people, a consumer class action lawsuit gives them a voice.

When many people have been harmed or injured, it may not be feasible to pursue each case individually, and so this type of case is built upon strength in numbers. Class actions give a group of individuals the ability to take on large corporations or powerful private interests and have a chance of righting a wrong. Bringing people of common issues of law together into a single “class” can provide a loud enough voice for your grievance to be heard.

If you believe you have the potential for a class action, please contact our firm immediately, and we will review your case at no charge.

Class Action Legal Assistance

As attorneys with 30 years of combined trial and class action litigation experience, we have the know-how and the resources needed to litigate class action cases, whether they are on a regional scale or a national level. As parents and consumers ourselves, we have the dedication and compassion that your family and your situation deserve. We, the attorneys at Balkan and Patterson, will fight for justice on your behalf.

Please contact us at any time, or call (561) 750-9191 if you have any questions about class actions or any potential personal injury case. We are happy to speak with you, and your initial visit is free of charge. We work on a contingency basis, which means our firm is only paid for our services if your case has a successful resolution.