When the actions of a local government or business harm individuals and families, the wrongdoers need to be held to account. Getting accountability is almost impossible for an individual acting alone. But when a community of people comes together with a purpose, anything is possible.
Attorney David Dubin has spent his entire career helping communities that have suffered avoidable loss due to the practices of companies and local governments. He has concentrated his legal practice in flooding, environmental, and consumer class actions for over 20 years, and is one the most experienced attorneys for flood cases in the Midwest. David is uniquely well-equipped to address the challenges of these complex cases and achieve a successful resolution.
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A class action occurs when more than one individual shares similar complaints against the same defendant(s). In a class action all similarly situated claims are litigated before the same judge in the same litigation.
From a plaintiff’s perspective, a class action reduces costs and inconvenience and promotes timeliness in the resolution of many claims. The economies provided by the class action vehicle allow for the prosecution of claims involving smaller amounts in controversy.
A class action economically allows a group of individuals to band together and to contest actions that are directed at a group. By utilizing a class action, plaintiffs’ attorneys can both work on a contingency fee basis while simultaneously investing in the highest possible investigation of the nature of the plaintiffs’ claims. This includes investing in the best experts necessary to prevail on a claim.
In many of our cases, we have provided assistance in the formation of neighborhood groups concerned with a specific environmental policy. These groups acquire political power in that they may include hundreds or even thousands of voters. At the voting booth, this power can equalize the monetary advantage of a big corporate defendant or the political connections of a governmental defendant. Through this process, we have successfully modified the practices of numerous defendants and resolved problems that, in some instances, have plagued a neighborhood for over 60 years.
To achieve our clients’ objectives we not only engage in litigation but, where necessary, are involved in substantial political and community outreach programs including:
Where necessary, we utilize the political power of the tens of thousands of clients we have represented to counteract political pressure applied by the defendant.
Dubin Law handles class-action litigation on a contingency fee, which means we only get paid if we win. The attorneys’ fee is a percentage (typically one-third) of whatever we collect. Even then, the lawyer’s fee does not come directly out of your pocket but instead is charged as a percentage of the total settlement or verdict. Handling class-action cases on a contingency fee allows people to have access to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.