Frequently Asked Questions
This page contains answers to common questions regarding class action lawsuits. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us to get more in-depth information.
What is a Class Action?
A class action is a type of lawsuit that combines the common claim(s) of many people and pursues them in a single lawsuit. This process creates a method for addressing relatively small claims that might otherwise be too costly to litigate on an individual basis. This also prevents the clogging of the court system by allowing several similar claims consolidated into one case.
What do you call the parties involved in a class action lawsuit?
The plaintiff, who is the party bringing the case, is called the class representative. The class representative is not only suing for themselves, but also on behalf of all other people in the same claims as them.
All other people who are not named as the plaintiff are considered class members. The “class” is the group of people who have been harmed by a common act, design, or wrong.
The other named party in the case is considered the defendant. They are the ones the class is bringing suit against.
Who is eligible to act as a class representative?
A class representative is anyone who has a valid legal grounds for a lawsuit, and believes that many others have been wronged just like them, may act as a class representative.
What are the obligations of a class representative?
As a lead plaintiff, you must be willing to testify at a deposition and at trial, if necessary. You will also have to be willing to consult with the attorneys about the progress of the litigation.
Do I have to pay legal fees to be a part of the class?
No, our firm works on a contingency basis. This means that our firm does not get paid unless you do. Our firm will obtain its attorney fees and expenses from the money paid by the defendant at the successful conclusion of the case.