Class Action Lawsuits
The law recognizes that there are certain unlawful practices which:
(1) may be repetitive in nature;
(2) may be directed to a class of people; and
(3) may be of limited economic consequence so that it is not feasible to prosecute the claim on an individual basis.
For example, assume that an insurance company decided to pay $5 less than what is owed on each claim and assume that practice affected 1,000 people. It is not practical or possible for each individual consumer to file an individual lawsuit for $5. A class action allows one individual consumer to file a claim to recover the $5 for his claim and to recover the $5 for the other 999 people cheated by the insurance company.
In other words, a class action is a way to hold the insurance company responsible for an illegal practice that is geared toward a wide range of people.
Class Action Insurance Claims
At the Law Offices of Matthew L. Sharp, we specialize in representing people injured by illegal insurance practices. Our specialty in insurance trade practices allows us to prosecute cases both on an individual basis and on a class-wide basis. Our class action practice generally focuses on the claims and marketing practices of life insurance companies and health insurance companies.
If you believe you have been injured by the wrongful practice of your insurance company, please contact us or (888) 640-0835
May 6th, 2013
A bill passed last week bars out-of-state professional athletes from filing workers' compensation claims for cumulative trauma injuries in California. In the past, professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer players from other teams have filed workers' compensation claims in... Read more
April 22nd, 2013
A teenage driver, suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, was arrested and sent to the Clark County Detention Center April 1 after his car sailed through the air and landed onto a restaurant patio filled with diners eating... Read more
April 4th, 2013
Insurance policy holders in Nevada recovered $3,998,508 from insurance companies that were forced to pay consumers who filed complaints against the companies.
The announcement was made last month by the Nevada Division of Insurance. The Division is a consumer protection agency... Read more