What is a class action lawsuit?
Class action lawsuits can be an effective means of enforcing the law against entities whose practices have harmed a large group of individuals. A class action allows one person or a small group of people to represent a much larger class of people who have suffered from similar illegal conduct.
A judge will consider certifying a class action if a common set of facts or legal interest underlies all of the members’ alleged injuries, or it is the best and most efficient way of resolving the claims, based on the following factors:
Numerosity: The number of people affected by the illegal practice must be so numerous that separate lawsuits are impracticable.
Commonality: Questions of law or fact are shared among the affected people.
Typicality: The claims or defenses of parties bringing the suit are typical of the entire class.
Adequacy of representation: The class representative and lawyers are willing and able to fairly and adequately protect the interests of the entire class.
Our Approach to Class Action Lawsuits
Prosecuting and defending class action litigation is resource and time intensive. It requires careful planning, attention to detail, and an understanding of the legal landscape. In addition to having a wealth of practical experience in class action cases, our attorneys closely follow the legal developments in this area of the law.
Class Action Referrals
If you are an attorney with a potential class action, please contact us to discuss case evaluation, co-counsel, or lead counsel opportunities. If you are considering class action litigation or have had one filed against you or your client, our law firm can help you take the appropriate steps. We’re ready to discuss your specific legal needs.
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