Think a big company has done you wrong and suspect others have suffered the same fate? Time for a class action lawsuit? Here are some famous examples.
Erin Brockovich's claim to fame
A class action lawsuit is one that is brought against a company or organization by a group, often a huge group, of people. Class action suits tend to get a lot of press coverage due to the high stakes and the amount of money involved. Class action suits also tend to involve emotional issues such as faulty products that cause harm, sexual harassment, and illegal investment activities. Here we take a look at some of the most famous cases, starting with the case brought against Pacific Gas & Electric which was the inspiration for the film Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts. Photo Credit: Office of United States Senator Daniel Akaka