What is class action lawsuits?
Class actions are lawsuits filed in civil courts on behalf of large groups of persons who have suffered injury. One common class action is a security class action, in which a lawsuit is filed on behalf of all investors in a particular stock, bond, or investment. Another common class action is a consumer class action, which usually is filed on behalf of consumers who have been injured or defrauded by a defective or malfunctioning product.
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There are 4 requirements to proceed with a class action. . 1. Numerosity - enough plaintiffs to make class action an efficeint way to handle the claim. 2. Commonality - …common issues of fact and law for each claimant 3. Adequacy of Class Rep - the person who is the class representatitve needs to have claims that are the same as the class members and that they are capable of serving as the representative. 4. Adequqcy of Counsel - that the law firm representing the class has sufficient skill and resources to represent the class. . A certified class action suit is one brought on behalf of a large group of people as plaintiffs who have suffered some similar harm from the same actions of the defendant or defendantsA certified class action suit is one brought on behalf of a large group of people as plaintiffs who have suffered some similar harm from the same actions of the defendant or defendants
In layman's terms it is a group of people that are suing a company or entity for wrongdoing.. The first step is for someone to have been wronged in some way. This could come …from any number of instances.. Each class action must meet specific legal requirements in order to become "certified". Once certified, then the process begins and "members" can make their claims accordingly. You can find much more about class action lawsuits at http://www.sueeasy.com. They have a lot of basic class action information including terms and examples of class action notices..
The only requirement for a class action lawsuit is that the lawsuit inovles multiple suing parties. Some of the most famous class action lawsuits came out of the late 90's pur…suit of the tobacco industry. Below is a link to the largest, current class action lawsuit, Dukes Vs. Walmart:
Federal or state court? If you know the federal court the class action was in, you might be able to pull the docket (the case history) from the PACER service (see related link…). Google is not a bad place to start either. If its a shareholder class action, you can try the Stanford website (see related link). If you are really stuck, leave me a message on my board. Good luck.
Class actions are lawsuits filed in civil courts on behalf of large groups of persons who have suffered injury. One common class action is a security class action, in which a …lawsuit is filed on behalf of all investors in a particular stock, bond, or investment. Another common class action is a consumer class action, which usually is filed on behalf of consumers who have been injured or defrauded by a defective or malfunctioning product.
It depends on the case (and the lawyers... and the court...). Some are very successful. Brown v. Board of Education comes to mind. Enron ($7.2 billion) was very successful a…t recovering at least some of the investors' losses. Other class action lawsuits are utter failures, resulting in dismissal or worthless coupon settlements, like the recent GM settlement. Good, experienced class action lawyers improve your odds significantly. Its a complex area of the law. Hope this helps.
I can tell you this without fear of contradiction - law firms getrich off of them. If the suits are successful, the lawyers gettheir fee off the top based on a percentage of t…he ENTIRE award.The remainder is apportioned out to the members of the suing"class." The larger the class the smaller the settlement eachindividual receives.
There are individual lawsuits alleging personal injuries for side-effects from Avelox. I do not see an Avelox class action (yet). I suggest you contact a plaintiff class actio…n attorney for further advice and information. Good luck.
If a class action is "certified" by the Court, you may receive direct notice in the mail or via email. When direct mailed notice is not possible, notice will typically be publ…ished in major newspapers and magazines. You've probably seen those quarter-page "legal notices" in Sunday's Parade magazine or your local paper? Those are typically notices in class actions involving a certification of the class or a settlement. Another way to find out if there is a class action involving a certain product or company is to just search google. If you can identify the attorneys who filed the class action, call them with any questions. Good luck.
You need to find out the jurisdiction for your lawsuit. There are certain stipulations on what areas can take on a class action lawsuit. You can research online to see about e…xisting cases, or you can simply call a class action lawyer in your area to see if they are taking similar cases or are willing to start one.
The way it is settled depends on the type of class action lawsuit. The process for a product liability class action, for example, will be different than an employment class ac…tion suit-such as the one involving Wal-Mart right now.
A class action Actos lawsuit was filed in September 2011. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on behalf of two individuals who dev…eloped bladder cancer after using Actos, seeks to include all persons who have been adversely affected by Actos since its introduction to the market in 1999. If you or someone you love has developed bladder cancer after using Actos, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer right away to protect your rights.
First find out which jurisdiction would be handling your case. There are stipulations on how many people must be from the same area in a class action lawsuit to be considered …for that state. But you will need to find out through a lawyer which suits are already being considered/starting one on your own. Do research on your case as well.
Most law offices will handle class action lawsuits. Lawyers like to make money. If they get enough people then the more money they will make. The Yellow Pages offer a wide var…iety of lawyers.
A class action lawsuit is where one person represents a large group of people. This is common where a group of people have a common cause that they want to bring to court.
You can file a class action asbestos lawsuit by getting together with other people relevant to the case and filing a joint suit. This may be coworkers or other people relevant… to the case.
Class action lawsuits usually accomplish the single aspect of making a lawyer rich. By definition, this lawsuit involves a large group of people who, if they win a case, usua…lly receive a few dollars compensation, while a lawyer claims big fees.