A Class Action Lawsuit Makes the Legal System Work for You
Too many instances of employment discrimination, consumer fraud, improper financial charges and defective products occur every day. In many cases, the losses suffered by individual victims are relatively small. Without the ability to file a class action lawsuit, companies would be able to escape responsibility for minor frauds against consumers and for small acts of wrongdoing because no individual would pursue litigation over a small loss.
Class actions allow every victim of wrongdoing to use the civil litigation system to pursue justice. A class action attorney representing named plaintiffs and a larger class of victims files these lawsuits. Most of the people who have been harmed do not need to do anything more than join the class and wait for the claim to be resolved. The attorneys and named plaintiffs guide the case to completion, with experienced class action lawyers working hard to prove that the defendant should be required to compensate victims for all losses.
Class actions have been brought against some of the biggest car manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device makers, and technology companies in the world. Groups of plaintiffs, represented by a qualified class action attorney, have recovered billions of dollars in compensation to right wrongs and compensate those who have been damaged.
Compensation in Class Action Cases
Compensation in a class action lawsuit is obtained through a settlement of the claims, or through litigation. Each member of the class is compensated based on the money recovered, depending upon the specific losses they experienced. Courts must approve class action payouts in order to ensure that the members of the class are being compensated fairly.
There is no fee to join a class action and assert your rights. The costs associated with filing a class action cases are generally covered, and a class action attorney who represents clients is paid out of settlements or damages so individual class members owe no legal fees for their part in the case.
Getting Help with a Class Action Lawsuit
Class action cases require a detailed understanding of complex federal and state laws on class certification and court procedure. The type of class action lawsuit may mean your attorneys also need to be well-versed in employment and labor issues; product liability laws; or warranty rules.
You need an experienced class action attorney you can trust to help you determine if a class action should be filed or if you should join an existing class of plaintiffs in order to move forward with a claim for compensation. The Class Action News can help you to find the legal help you are looking for. Contact us now to speak with one of our attorneys.
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