What is a Class Action Suit?
When someone is injured due to a faulty product, hazardous exposure, or improper employment practices, they can sue the wrongdoer for both the damages caused, and, in some cases, damages that punish the wrongdoer for their conduct. A class action suit can be filed if there are a lot of people injured or wronged because of the same product, conduct, or policy. Examples of reasons for class action suits include:
- Health Insurance Claim Denials
- Breach Of Habitability For Tenants
- Long-Term Insurance Denials
- Defective Products
- Defective Medical Devices
- Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drug Side Effects
- Hazardous Exposure
- Breach Of Credit Card Data
- Unfair Wage Claims
- Failure To Pay Overtime Claims
- Employee Misclassification
- Gender Or Race Discrimination Hiring & Promotion Practices
This is not an all-encompassing list. These are just some examples of the types of cases that may qualify for class action status.
The Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen have decades of experience handling class action and multi-district litigation claims. If you believe that you or a loved one may have a claim, contact our law firm today for a free and confidential consultation. We never charge a fee for our services, unless a recovery is made. Call us now at 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat or complete the contact form on this page. We will respond to your request within 24 hours. We handle cases nationwide.
How Does a Class Action Suit Work?
Class action suits are sometimes referred to as “multi-district litigation,” or MDL. This is a reference to the fact there may be plaintiffs (people who have been wronged and entitled to file a suit) in many different parts of the state, or even in different parts of the county. For the sake of consistency as well as efficiency, a class action suit combines many different people’s claims into a single suit.
A class action suit includes a named plaintiff for the purpose of identifying the claim, and a number of unnamed plaintiffs. If the suit meets certain criteria, the case can be certified as a class action. The criteria include:
- A legal claim against an identified defendant
- A large group of people, all of whom have been injured similarly
- The identified lead plaintiff’s experience or injury is representative of the injury suffered by the class members.
Why File a Class Action Lawsuit?
The benefits of a class action suit include:
- Consolidating the cases for a single suit, rather than litigating the same issue over and over again before different courts in different parts of the country
- Consolidating the lawyers working on the case, which results in a cohesive legal team familiar with the all the evidence and issues and
- Relying on witnesses and evidence in a single forum rather than multiple forums.
Happily, it is not the job of the injured or wronged person to decide whether their case has class action potential. Instead, if a person is injured or treated unfairly, they can consult with an attorney about the situation. If the attorney finds there are many others who are similarly situated, they can make the determination of whether or not a class action suit is a good idea.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have a claim, contact our class action legal team today for a free and confidential case evaluation by calling 1-800-718-4658.
Class Action Lawsuit Settlements
A class action lawsuit settlement occurs when the parties come to an agreement to resolve the case without a trial. Typically, the defendant and plaintiff negotiate a settlement which is designed to meet the needs of the class. While class action settlements include financial compensation, these settlements can also include other terms, such as changes in policies or product redesign.
Class action lawsuit settlements are not a “one size fits all” endeavor. Instead, when class action lawsuits are settled, the facts of each individual case are taken into consideration. When a person has suffered a greater wrong, experienced more incidents of wrongful conduct, or has endured more necessary rehabilitation, for example, they are apportioned a greater amount of the settlement than the person who has experienced fewer complications.
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Our Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys and legal teams have represented thousand of class action claimants. Contact our office today to speak with a class action lawyer to discuss your potential claim. We will advise you of your rights and legal options free of charge. We handle cases nationwide. Call us now at 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat or complete the contact form on this page.