Part One: Class Action Lawsuits to Watch in 2016

Consumer Rights Law Firm Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Nationwide

In the coming year, the class action lawyers at Markoff Leinberger, a Chicago consumer protection law firm, will be watching the development of several significant class action lawsuits across the country.

Our attorneys work tirelessly to fight for justice for consumers who have had their rights violated by such illegal actions on the part of:

  • Credit bureaus
  • Mortgage companies
  • Banks
  • Collection agencies
  • Finance companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Credit card issuers and other lenders.

Our Chicago class action lawyers consider it our jobs to stay informed about the developments in these cases. This is just part of the way that we provide the best possible representation for our clients.

Here are two class action cases that we’ll be monitoring this year:

Deaf Prisoners Seek Access to Interpreters

A case filed here in Chicago against the Illinois Department of Corrections by a group of deaf prison inmates is sure to have far-reaching influence. Eleven plaintiffs allege that they have been denied the help they need to communicate, violating their rights to due process and fair treatment under the law. Rather than damages, the plaintiffs are seeking sign language interpreters, visual alarms in the case of emergency, closed captioning, and remote video interpreters.

Chicagoan Sues VW over Emissions Scandal

This class defective automobiles action lawsuit was brought by Michah Dorn, who bought a Jetta TDI in 2013. Dorn is lead plaintiff in the Chicago case, and others across the country are filing similar cases. Plaintiff Ari Levin of New York sums it up when he stated, “Every reason that I bought the car was based on a lie.” The German auto maker is accused of defrauding its customers by installing an illegal device to cheat on emissions tests — while simultaneously marketing the car as a “clean diesel.”

If you’re a Chicago, Illinois resident and you believe you have a place in one of the class action lawsuits our lawyers are pursuing, please call Markoff Leinberger today at 1(877) 905-5161 for your free case consultation.