At the Law Offices of Scot Bernstein, we represent individuals and groups of people who have been financially abused or otherwise “ripped off” by careless or dishonest companies. This is divided into two primary areas of practice:
► class actions representing employees and consumers
► securities arbitration / investment disputes
Class actions for overtime pay, wage-and-hour violations, and other consumer rip-offs. We represent employees who have not been paid the full wages, including overtime pay and vacation pay, that their employers owe them. We also represent consumers who have paid their hard-earned money for products that are defective or do not deliver as promised. Workers and consumers have a right to what the law says they are owed. Unfortunately, however, the amount owed to any one person, while substantial, might not be large enough to support the legal expense of pursuing an individual claim. In those situations, a class action on behalf of everyone in the same situation may provide the only real hope for receiving compensation for the harm done – and the only way to prevent the corporate wrongdoer from keeping the fruits of its misconduct.
[click here for more about this area of practice]
Securities arbitrations and investment disputes. We represent investors and savers who have been taken advantage of by stockbrokers, financial planners, investment advisers, stock brokerage firms and the securities industry generally. Often, the cases are brought against the very largest firms on Wall Street.
Usually, brokerage firms’ agreements with their customers require all disputes to be arbitrated. Thus, we handle arbitrations at the NASD, the NYSE, AAA (American Arbitration Association), JAMS and PCX (the Pacific Exchange, formerly known as the Pacific Stock Exchange).
[click here for more about this area of practice ]