Class Actions

WITES & KAPETAN, P.A. represents consumers and investors in class actions, a specialized area in which we have been able to achieve an outstanding record of success.

A class action is a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group who share a common problem. The idea behind class actions is to avoid burdening the court system with multiple lawsuits over the same problem. In successful class actions, the court must approve the settlement or award for the class, and the attorneys’ fees and costs paid to Class counsel. Well-known examples of class action suits include tobacco class actions, breast implant class actions, and shareholder class actions.

Marc A. Wites, founding partner of WITES & KAPETAN, P.A. and author of The Florida Litigation Guide, has substantial experience in class actions. He is presently counsel in numerous pending class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country that involve violations of consumer protection statutes, securities fraud, antitrust, unlawful taxes, ERISA violations, RESPA violations and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Wites & Kapetan represents consumers and investors in class actions on a pure contingency fee basis, which means that the clients are not obligated to pay Wites & Kapetan any attorneys’ fees and the firm will advance all of the costs.