Sometimes very large or grouped cases are the result of a complaint by a single person. If you think you have been wronged by an illegal employment practice, fraud or deceptive business practice, or suffered an injury from a defective product then we would like to talk to you to determine if your individual situation is part of a larger problem that has affected many other people. We have had tremendous success with class action lawsuits representing individuals against large corporations for both employee and consumer rights violations.What is a Class Action Lawsuit?
The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to give the common person the ability to take on the largest corporations and private companies. In a class action, many individual claims are pursued in the same lawsuit, rather than having numerous individual cases. Bringing a class action, rather than several individual claims, puts less of a strain on our court system. At the same time, it is often more effective to have a group of people take on a corporation collectively, rather than face the fight alone.
GCL is currently litigating the following class actions:
Turner et al. v. Superior Satellite Company, Inc. (United States District Court – Western District of Wisconsin, Case No. 11-cv-092) This is a national class and collective action alleging that certain employees are misclassified as independent contractors and alleging claims for failure to pay proper wages pursuant to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act as well as the wage and hour laws of Minnesota.
Trapp Brothers, Inc. et al. v. ACUITY Ins. Co. et al. (Marathon County, WI Case No. 11-cv-166) This is a class action brought on behalf of Acuity policy holders who obtained their policies from the Manson Insurance Agency, alleging that these policy holders paid too much money for their policies or were not given a refund owed to them.
Espenscheid et al. v. DirectSat USA LLC et al. (United States District Court – Western District of Wisconsin, Case No. 09-cv-625) This is a national class and collective action alleging claims for failure to pay proper wages pursuant to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act as well as the wage and hour laws in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
- Wilcox et al. v. Alternative Entertainment Inc. (United States District Court – Western District of Wisconsin, Case No. 09 -cv-659) This is a Wisconsin class action alleging claims for failure to pay proper wages and for improperly deducting from employees’ wages pursuant to Wisconsin law.