Class Action Lawsuits
In a class action lawsuit, one person or a small group of people can file a claim and pursue justice on behalf of a large number of victims. In many cases, class actions are brought against very large corporations, where a lawsuit brought by an individual may seem futile and too costly given the often small amount of a potential reward or settlement. By joining victims together in a class, a class action lawyer is able to hold these large corporations accoutable for negative, deceptive, or negligent actions.
Our class action lawyers are dedicated to the pursuit of justice on behalf of everyday citizens, as we believe that legal protection should not only be available to the large and powerful. If you feel that you may have grounds for a class action lawsuit, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation.
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- A free, no-obligation case evaluation
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What is a Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit is about taking advantage of strength in numbers. Simply put, a class action lawsuit is a type of suit where multiple victims can join together in taking legal action against a large corporation or organization. In many cases, a class action lawsuit is started by a single plaintiff, then more people become class members once the claim is established. If a class action ends in a successful recovery, each class member receives a portion of the settlement.
Common subjects of class action lawsuits include:
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Defective consumer products, such as defective or dangerous vehicle parts, toys, tools, and machinery
- Employment discrimination
- Antitrust actions
- Consumer fraud
Many class action lawsuits are brought by consumers who uncover fraud. Our attorneys have built class action suits on behalf of consumers based on the following claims:
- Use of a product leads to injury
- A product does not work as intended or advertised
- Products that wear out in an unreasonably short amount of time
- Misrepresentations in regard to a product or service
- Hidden charges or fees
How to Join a Class Action Lawsuit
Before a class action lawsuit is certified, there must be too many class members for it to be practical to name each of them as parties in an individual lawsuit. Ordinarily, class members do not join a lawsuit, but are instead automatically entered as members of the class and are given the opportunity to “opt out” of the suit. The court will authorize notification to be sent to all class members to inform them of their rights. This notification may appear as an advertisement in a newspaper, a direct mailing to class members, or even a website dedicated to educating class members on a particular claim. If a class member opts out of a suit, that person is not entitled to any potential settlements or rewards associated with the case. If a class member opts in, he or she may collect compensation but will be bound by the results of the litigation. This often prevents class members from taking additional legal action against the defendant.
Contact a Class Action Lawyer
If you feel that you may have a class action lawsuit, you need serious and experienced representation. Each class action lawyer at our firm has the skill, knowledge, and resources our clients need to build a strong case, and we have a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements to prove it. Contact a highly qualified class action lawyer to learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation.