Common Class Action Lawsuit Questions

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A class action lawsuit like those handled by our lawyers offers a way for many plaintiffs with similar claims to collectively sue a business that has acted fraudulently. It lets a group of individuals come together to hold the company liable.

If you believe you have a claim that could form part of a class action lawsuit, please contact the class action lawyers at Markoff Leinberger today at 1-877-905-5161 to schedule your free case evaluation.

What is a class action lawsuit?

A class action is a lawsuit that is filed on behalf of a large group of victims. Class action suits enjoy special status under the law to allow one plaintiff to bring claims against a business that has caused financial damage to a group of individuals.

What are common types of class action lawsuits, and what kinds of damages can I recover?

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What advantages do class action lawsuits offer over conventional suits?

The class action lawsuit is a variation on crowdsourcing, which leverages the power of the group to deliver results that individual suits might not be able to achieve. Your claim might be small, but if hundreds of thousands of other victims bring the same allegations, your case enjoys leverage it might not have on its own.

Do I have a class action lawsuit?

The federal laws that govern class action suits are complex, and the rules identify prerequisites related to critical mass, commonality, and representativeness.

  • Critical mass means that the number of plaintiffs is so large that it would be impractical for each individual case to be pursued on its own.
  • Commonality means that all of the plaintiffs in the suit have to make similar claims against the defendants.
  • Representativeness means that the lead plaintiff’s charges are representative of the suit as a whole and the lead plaintiff’s attorney must be able to fairly represent the entire group.

What if I want to sue separately?

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Class action law is complicated, but an experienced class action lawyer can help you navigate the process and potentially recover damages. If you’re ready to learn how a class action lawyer can look out for your best interests, as well as those of victims like you, please contact Markoff Leinberger today at 1-877-905-5161 to schedule a free consultation.