A class action lawsuit is a one that is filed by one or more people on behalf of a group of people who are similarly situated. A similarly situated person is any person who has suffered the same kind of harm as detailed in the case. A class action lawsuit gives a group of people who would not have had the resources to file individual claims their day in court, together, as one class.
The use of these lawsuits is widespread. Some examples of class action lawsuits:
- injury due to dangerous medication
- defective products
- fraudulent banking fees
- being charged too much for a product or service
The pharmaceutical, tobacco, automotive, and several of the nation’s largest banking institutions have all been subject to class action lawsuits, and paid hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to consumers. In a class action suit, after the trial, there is a period of time where people who were affected can come forward and claim their piece of the settlement.
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If you think you or someone you know has suffered serious injury or great financial loss, you may have basis to file class action lawsuits. Please contact The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP immediately at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an InjuryLawyer.com online free case evaluation. We can help you determine if you qualify to bring legal action for money damages. The initial consultation is FREE of charge and we will work on a contingency fee basis, if we agree to represent you. This means we do not collect any fees for our services unless you receive monetary compensation.
Frequently a lawsuit needs to be filed before an impending expiration date, known as the Statute of Limitations. Therefore, in order to preserve your rights to possible compensation you should contact us immediately.