Class Action Lawyers
Locations in Chicago & DuPage County
Dvorak Law Offices, LLC handles class-action lawsuits to protect civil rights.
What Is A Class Action?
Class action lawsuits allow for claims that would otherwise be too small to litigate individually to proceed in state or federal court, depending upon the nature of the allegations and the number of putative class members. Generally, the process takes years in court to sort through the parties, the wrongdoing and the potential remedies.
The advantage of a class action is that it allows the courts to aggregate many individualized claims into one representative lawsuit because the facts are so similar, even though many parties may have suffered different harm. This efficiency in case management allows for lower-cost litigation and prevents the expense of pursuing the claims from falling to an individual or small group.
In a class action, the representative plaintiff(s) seeks court approval to litigate on behalf of a group of similarly situated people. Class members can always opt out if they so choose, but the time to do so may be very limited. The lawyers for the plaintiff bear the cost and expense of the class action and are paid at the conclusion of the action. More than one defendant may be involved.
Class Action and Whistleblower Cases
Class action lawsuits and whistleblower cases are among the most complicated types of legal claims. If you find yourself facing either of these issues, as a potential member of a class action or as someone who wishes to expose fraud via a whistleblower claim, you likely have many questions swirling around in your mind.
At Dvorak Law Offices LLC., we can answer these questions for you and to stand by your side during either of these complicated types of cases. We have helped many clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois navigate these cases, all while doing everything we can to keep the legal process as seamless as possible for them.
Whistleblowers are protected and it is illegal for employers to retaliate against whistleblowers.
Whistleblowers can receive up to 30% of the amount of money recovered on behalf of the government. Surveys conducted in recent years show that only 55% of those who observed reportable workplace misconduct actually reported it, and even fewer pursued whistleblower claims despite having the right to do so. These same surveys indicated that employer pressure and fear of retaliation were the main reasons for this reluctance, even though these actions are illegal and are themselves reportable.