Macuga, Liddle & Dubin, P.C. has represented tens of thousands of individuals in class actions involving some form of environmental contamination or cases involving consumer fraud and we do it as well as anyone in the United States. We believe that in an increasingly homogenized society, class actions provide a unique opportunity to level the playing field between massive defendant entities and the individual citizen. As stated by one court, the class action is a very valuable tool to the "everyday, average citizen lost and bewildered in the jungle of giants."
We have successfully recovered in excess of one hundred million dollars on behalf of class members represented by this office. These cases include the following:
Macuga, Liddle & Dubin, P.C. has very successfully utilized the class action mechanism in areas not commonly associated with class actions. We believe that the class action mechanism provides both political and economic advantages that allow ordinary individuals to contest the actions of massive corporate defendants and literally allows you to "fight city hall."
Specifically, 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, plaintiff’s attorneys can both work on a contingency fee basis while simultaneously investing in the highest possible investigation of the nature of plaintiff’s claims. This includes investment in the best experts necessary to prevail on a claim. Further, in many of our cases, we have provided assistance in the formation of neighborhood groups concerned with a specific environmental policy. Such groups acquire political power in that they may include hundreds or even thousands of voters. Such power at the booth often equalizes the monetary advantage of a big corporate defendant and/or the political connections of a governmental defendant. Through this process we have successfully modified the practices of numerous defendants and resolved problems that have in some instances plagued a neighborhood for over 60 years.
To achieve our client’s objectives we not only file litigation but, where necessary, engage in substantial political and community outreach programs including the following:
Although we are not licensed to practice law in states outside of the state of Michigan we have successfully partnered with numerous local co-counsel and have been admitted to practice law in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country. Prior to appearing in a case in a jurisdiction other than the state of Michigan it is necessary for us to request the appropriate permission from that jurisdiction. Generally the rules allow us to be admitted where we partner with counsel licensed to practice in that jurisdiction. Please read our disclaimer.
Caines v Marathon Oil Co.,
Chronic noxious odors and air pollution released from an oil refinery ...More Info
Lessard v Allen Park,
Wish v. Comcast - 2007
We successfully obtained a settlement fund of up to $1,800,000 to provide refunds for a duplicate charge that was placed on the bills of users of telephone and cable services provided by the Defendant Comcast. ...More Info