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New Jersey Class Action Lawyers

Representing the interests of plaintiffs involved in class actions throughout NJ

Whether you have been a victim of fraud, or if you have suffered financial loss because of a defective product, or have been injured from a defective medical device, you may qualify to become a part of a class action against the corporation that is liable for your injuries and losses.

New Jersey class action lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP have over three decades of experience representing clients in class action lawsuits. We are here to advise you on your legal options for proceeding with a class action.

What is a class action?

A class action suit allows a large group of people to come together and sue a company or entity that has caused them harm or injury. The Cornell Legal Information Institute defines a class action: “A class action is a procedural device that permits one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, or “class”. Put simply, the device allows courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable if each class member (individuals who have suffered the same wrong at the hands of the defendant) were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a named plaintiff.”

The class action finds its origins in English common law as a method for the efficient handling of a lawsuit with several plaintiffs against the same defendant. A good example of a class action might be a defective product lawsuit. Hundreds, if not thousands of consumers might have the same compliant about an injury, an adverse side effect from using a product, or taking a medication. Rather than everyone filing their own lawsuits, one class action is filed using a lead plaintiff who will stand in for all the members of the class, which must be certified by the court. Once the lawsuit has been certified as a class action, the lead plaintiff must notify all the members of the class.

How is a class action different from a civil lawsuit?

A civil lawsuit typically has a single plaintiff (the person filing the lawsuit) against one or more defendants (the person or persons against whom the lawsuit is being filed). In a class action, the class refers to a group of people with similar complaints against the same defendant.

Who can file a class action?

A person who has suffered an injury, whether it be a physical injury or a financial loss which might be shared by many other people can file a lawsuit to recover compensation. If you believe that you have grounds for a class action, you can schedule a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey class action lawyer who will listen to your story and advise you on your legal options.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP secures $30 million in class action against OSRAM Sylvania, Inc.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP has secured numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of plaintiffs in class action suits. In 2015, OSRAM Sylvania, Inc. settled the class action against them for $30 million. The action was brought on behalf of consumers who purchased Sylvania’s top-of-the-line SilverStar headlamps, which promised increased visibility, and which cost significantly more than standard auto headlamps.

Consumer fraud and class action lawsuits

Class Actions are typically filed by victims of consumer fraud. People who were defrauded into purchasing products that did not meet packaging claims may have grounds to file a class action lawsuit. If you have been a victim of deceitful advertising and business practices, you could be entitled to compensatory and punitive damages under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

Our attorneys have handled class actions for clients in New Jersey and throughout the country. Some of our more notable verdicts and settlements include:

  • $3.75 billion national settlements on behalf of consumers who took Fen-Phen.
  • $51 million verdict against multiple drug manufacturers which had been overcharging Medicare and Medicaid recipients in Pennsylvania.
  • $41.5 million settlement on behalf of Zetia and Vytorin users, after those drugs had no positive effects on their health at all.
  • Undisclosed settlement amount on behalf of consumers who were overcharged by DCH Auto Group.

Consulting with an experienced NJ class action lawyer can ensure that your legal rights are protected

There are many benefits to a class action lawsuit, but to ensure that proper filing procedures and notification requirements are met, you will need to consult with an experienced New Jersey class action lawyer. At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, we are dedicated to helping all plaintiffs claim the justice and compensation they are entitled to under the law.

Legal terminology, knowledge of the law, awareness of filing deadlines, and other procedural issues are essential to a successful certification of a class action suit by the court. Our New Jersey class action lawyers know what is expected and are committed to providing our clients with sound counsel and skilled representation.

Handling class action and mass tort claims in NJ

If you or someone you know is considering filing a class action lawsuit, the team of dedicated and experienced New Jersey class action lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP can help you successfully claim the justice you deserve. Call us at 732-384-1331 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation today. Our offices are conveniently located in Toms River, Edison, and Red Bank, New Jersey allowing us to serve clients throughout the state.

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I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-22T00:29:45+00:00

~ Client

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

This is a 5 star firm.

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:04:32+00:00

~ Client

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:07:23+00:00

~ Client

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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