Weiser represents individuals and entities against companies whose practices or products have caused them harm.
Weiser represents individuals and institutions in actions against public companies that have defrauded or otherwise financially damaged their securities holders. These cases can take many forms. In Stockholder Derivative Actions, Weiser lawyers represent shareholders suing on behalf of corporations against officers, directors and other parties responsible for corporate wrongdoing, such as breaches of fiduciary duty, executive compensation improprieties such as stock option backdating and false accounting. Weiser takes special interest in matters involving corporate governance issues.
In Stockholder Securities Class Actions, Weiser represents investors whose stock or bond holdings in a company have been damaged as a result of a violation of federal or state securities law, such as the Securities Act of 1933 (covering primarily initial offerings) or Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (covering typical market transactions). Violations include accounting and revenue related frauds, insider trading and otherwise failing to comply with securities regulations.
Weiser lawyers also have extensive experience representing institutional investors in non-class actions, commonly referred to as direct actions. In direct actions, aggrieved investors opt out of participating in a class action, and pursue their own resolution against the wrongdoers. Plaintiffs in direct actions often achieve greater recoveries than class action participants.
Weiser lawyers prosecute claims on behalf of consumers and entities under federal and state consumer protection and other laws to right wrongs against the proverbial little guy by businesses of all sizes. Violations of consumer laws can range from marketing/selling defective products to failing to keep customers’ personally identifiable information protected (so-called “data breach” cases). Weiser also represents individuals, often representing them in cases involving wide-spread violations of labor and immigration laws.