What is a class action?
Companies who commit fraud and systemically violate the law are often not brought to justice. The fraud or illegality may go undetected especially when it involves small amounts of money taken from a large group of people. It is often uneconomical for a single person to bring one lawsuit. The potential recovery may be too small to warrant individual litigation in that the costs of litigation would exceed the amount of the recovery.
A class action lawsuit, sometimes referred to as a private attorney general's action, is one solution to that problem. The class action device allows an individual to represent a group of similarly situated individuals who have been harmed from a common business practice. Individuals with relatively small dollar claims or non-monetary harms can aggregate their claims and hold the corporation responsible for the wrongdoing. Only one person is needed to file a class action complaint on behalf of the group.
What class actions will the firm pursue?
The Firm's practice is not limited to a particular area of law or industry. We take on various types of class actions, depending on whether the claim is suitable for class action treatment or another form of group litigation. Examples of cases that may be suitable for class action treatment are cases arising out of false advertising and mislabeling, unfair and deceptive, and fraudulent business practices, violations of wage and hour laws, misclassification of independent contractors, and violations of privacy laws, such as the TCPA. These are just a few examples and whether a case deserves class action treatment depends on the facts of the case.
We will listen to your case and determine whether we believe it can be brought as a class action or if there is another effective avenue for relief. We take on cases that require extensive pre-suit investigation that are passed up by other class action firms. We are licensed to practice law in California and New York, but we will litigate in state and federal courts throughout the nation by associating with counsel in those jurisdictions. We fight aggressively but we also resolve cases where settlement is the best option.
FALSE ADVERTISING AND FOOD MISLABELING
UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES
VIOLATIONS OF WAGE AND HOUR LAW AND MISCLASSIFICATION OF WORKERS AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
VIOLATION OF CONSUMER PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY RIGHTS
Meet the Lawyers
Grace E. Parasmo
Ms. Parasmo has served as counsel for plaintiffs in dozens of class actions resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in relief for her clients. She has unique experience in class action trials in state and federal courts. Ms. Parasmo's practice is focused on cases involving wage and hour, false advertising and unfair and deceptive business practices, antitrust, privacy and data security, and securities fraud claims.
Ms. Parasmo graduated from New York Law School where she served on the executive board of the Law Review. She was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Burton R. Lifland, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York. She received her B.A., cum laude, with Departmental Honors, from Fordham University.
Prior to the practice of law, Ms. Parasmo was a Complaint Mediator in the Internet and Technology and Consumer Fraud and Protection Bureaus of the NYS Attorney General's Office.
Bar Admissions: New York and California
Courts: Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; Central District of California; Northern District of California; and Southern District of California
Yitzchak H. Lieberman
Mr. Lieberman represents consumers and employees in class actions in California state courts and various federal courts across the country.
His practice focuses on cases involving wage and hour, false advertising and unfair and deceptive business practices, and consumer privacy and data security claims.
Mr. Lieberman has extensive experience litigating cases under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and federal Do-Not-Call regulations.
Mr. Lieberman earned his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. Before law school, he studied at Talmudical academies and received his Bachelor of Talmudic Law. A BTL is law degree comprising the study, analysis and critical thinking methodology of the Talmud and focuses on textual analysis, principles of logic and game theory. Mr. Lieberman also studied ancient Hebrew and Aramaic texts.
Bar Admissions: New York and California
Court Admissions: Central District of California; Northern District of California; and Southern District of California
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