If you’ve ever received a check for 17 cents in the mail, you were probably the member of a settled class action suit without even knowing it.
In this edition of Pro Se Nation we explore class action suits: who benefits and who is left behind? Discussion includes an update on the Volkswagen emission fraud litigation, landmark class action cases that have changed laws and society, and the Uber class action that is now forming that will essentially pose the question: at this juncture in history -- what constitutes 'employee status'? Hosted by producer MaryLynn Schiavi, the 28 minute program features guests: Annabelle Steinhacker, Appellate Counsel at Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins with offices throughout northeastern NJ and New York City and Thomas F. Verrastro, the founding member of the Law Offices of Thomas F. Verrastro in Union County, NJ.
Ms. Steinhacker’s practice is concentrated on personal injury matters involving automobile negligence, product liability, construction site negligence and the representation of persons charged with motor vehicle and criminal violations. Her firm is also currently representing Volkswagen owners in the emissions fraud litigation expected to become a consolidated class action case.
Mr. Verrastro is an experienced litigator and trial attorney whose clients range from individuals to corporations in matters that span minor ordinance violations to complex business litigation. He has also served as the New Jersey litigation adviser and counsel to boutique law firms in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Louisiana.