Class Action

Clayton Jones has served as lead counsel and has represented over 200,000 consumers, farmers and heavy equipment operators in class action litigation. Clayton Jones has helped claimants receive some of the highest recovery amounts in the history of Missouri. Class Action litigation is a suit where many consumers join together against a large company. Many times these actions provide relief for individuals that cannot afford to bring a lawsuit on their individual case. If you believe that you have experienced fraudulent or deceptive business practices we want to hear from you.

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What is a Class Action Lawsuit

Class action lawsuits are a type of legal proceeding in which a large group of people with similar claims against a defendant or defendants band together in order to pursue their claims. Class action lawsuits allow plaintiffs to pool their resources and increase their chances of success, while also protecting them from the risk of having their individual claims dismissed if they are unable to prove damages.

While each state has its own specific rules regarding class action lawsuits, there are certain general steps that a person can take in order to participate in one. First, the potential plaintiff must determine whether they meet the criteria for inclusion in the class. Second, the plaintiff must file a motion to be certified as a member of the class. Third, the plaintiff must notify all other members of the class of the lawsuit and give them an opportunity to opt out. Finally, the plaintiff must participate in any discovery and trial proceedings. By following these steps, a person can ensure that they are able to participate in a class action lawsuit.

Previous Class Action Settlements

$18.25 million Hornbeck v Citgo, Orscheln Farm and Home

Clayton Jones and his legal team secured a $18.25 Million Settlement for Farmers and Heavy Equipment operators throughout the nation.  The settlement was with Citgo and Orscheln Farm and Home in a high-profile class action lawsuit arising from the manufacture and sale of so-called 303 hydraulic fluid.  Investigations revealed that the defendant’s had misled purchasers of the fluid and caused damage when purchased and used in equipment.  Defendants continue to deny the allegations.

$10.8 million Yoakum v Genuine Parts Company

Clayton Jones and his legal team secured final approval for $10.8 Million settlement fund as a result of a nationwide class action representing farmers and heavy equipment operators.  The plaintiff’s alleged that fluid made by Warren Oil and sold at NAPA  did not meet the equipment specifications or provide the benefits listed on the labels. Defendants continue to deny the allegations. 

$10.7 million Allicks v Omni Specialty Packaging

Clayton Jones and his legal team represented a class of more than 285,000 farmers and heavy equipment operators and secured final approval of $10.7 million class-action settlement that resolved consumer claims that O’Reilly’s Auto Parts sold mislabeled 303 tractor hydraulic fluid.  Defendants denied any wrongdoing in the settlement agreement. 

$7.2 million Smitty’s/Cam2 Retailers

Clayton Jones and his legal team secured final approval of a $7.2 million class action settlement between a nationwide class of farmers and heavy equipment operators and retailers who sold certain types of Smitty’s and Cam2 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid.  The retailers continue to deny the allegations.  

Importance of a Class Action Lawsuit

Class action lawsuits allow plaintiffs to pool their resources and have greater leverage in negotiations with defendants. These lawsuits also promote fairness by ensuring that all plaintiffs have access to justice, regardless of their individual financial resources. Class action lawsuits serve to level the playing field between individual consumers and large corporations. 

The harm can be physical, financial, or psychological, and it can be caused by negligence, fraud, breach of contract, or other wrongful conduct. Class action lawsuits are designed to protect the interests of a large group of people who have been harmed in a similar way. By consolidating the claims of many individuals into one lawsuit, class action lawsuits help to ensure that everyone who has been harmed receives compensation and that the wrongdoer is held accountable. 

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Clayton Jones Can Help

If you've been the victim of a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries and the amount of money you lost as a result of the incident.

If you think you may be eligible for class action lawsuit compensation, speak to an experienced attorney to learn more about your rights.

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