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Class Action Lawsuit Claims
What Is A Class Action Lawsuit?
When a person or entity causes harm to others, a class action may be used so that one or more plaintiffs can bring about a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group. Class action lawsuits are a way for the everyday person to obtain compensation from large, more powerful organizations. When multiple people are harmed by the same individual, business, or entity, it can be easier to seek justice as a collective unit.
One of the most common class action lawsuits, consumer fraud, addresses occasions in which consumers are deceived for financial gain, often in the form of faulty products. Class action lawsuits also address widespread discriminatory practices and environmental hazards.
How Do People Benefit From Class Action Lawsuits?
Class action lawsuits benefit others by:
- Providing the ability to obtain compensation
- Minimizing legal costs
- Ensuring consistent treatment
- Motivating defendants to settle
In addition, depending on the wrongful action that brought about the class action lawsuit, certain damages are recoverable, such as:
- The cost of a faulty product
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- And more!
How Do Class Action Lawsuits Work?
A class action is initiated by one or more people who believe they have been harmed.
A class action lawyer then files a lawsuit on behalf of the person or people who intend to represent the “class,” called the “class representative.” The lawyer will file a motion to have the court certify the case as a class action. The court must conclude that:
- the members of the class are numerous,
- the claim or defense of the representative party raises questions of law or fact that relate to the members of the class,
- the claim or defense of the representative party is typical of the claim or defense of each member of the class, and
- the representative party can fairly and adequately protect and represent the interests of each member of the class.
Assuming the court grants the motion for certification, all individuals who were allegedly wronged similarly are notified of the class action so that they may participate or pursue an independent course of action if they so choose.
One person is generally sufficient to file a class action lawsuit; however, the class action lawyer must believe that other people were harmed similarly.
What Does A Class Action Lawyer Do?
When you are ready to pursue a case, your class action litigation lawyer will:
- Investigate the case,
- Analyze the defendant’s actions,
- Collect evidence and information,
- Ensure class action requirements are met,
- Argue on your behalf in court,
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- And much more!
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You deserve compensation if you have been harmed, injured, or deceived by an individual, company, or entity. The dedicated civil lawsuit attorneys at Levin Litigation, PLLC in Hollywood, Florida are ready and willing to advocate for your rights.