Has a company done something wrong to you? Has a company mis-treated others the same as you?
Class actions are lawsuits in which a large group of people with similar injuries file a combined case against a defendant who has caused all of them harm.
For example, if a defective product caused you harm, it is likely the same product caused similar harm to other consumers. Similarly, if a company defrauded you through its business practices, it is likely the same business practices defrauded others as well. Instead of everyone filing their own lawsuits, one class action is filed with a Lead Plaintiff who may represent all members of the class.
Class actions are especially useful when the individual harm to each Plaintiff is relatively small. The costs of pursuing such a claim may exceed the amount sought. But when hundreds or thousands of claims are brought as one, the cost to each individual class member is relatively small.
Class Actions may be brought in many kinds of cases, including:
- Defective Products
- Consumer Fraud
- Consumer Law
- False Advertising
- Workplace Discrimination
- Unfair Debt Collection
The common theme with class actions is that a uniform business practice or product causes similar harm to many consumers.
A Lean Plaintiff is generally entitled to additional compensation for acting in a lead plaintiff capacity.