As consumers, we engage with businesses for a variety of services. While most of these interactions go as expected, there are occasions when we are faced with unlawful or unfair business practices. These practices include defective products, unfair charges, hidden fees and many others. They are usually not unique to a particular person, but rather those that affect all similarly situated consumers. There are numerous laws in place to protect consumers from such practices. Class action lawsuits are typically the most efficient and effective method of prosecuting such claims.