When to Pursue a Class Action Lawsuit

If you’ve been harmed or misled by a large corporation and you know that many other people have also been affected, you may want to consider filing a class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits are different from standard lawsuits in that they are specifically designed to be able to represent large numbers of people. They can be a great option in cases where damages are minimal but affected many people, or in cases where there are just too many plaintiffs to feasibly file individual lawsuits for each one.

False advertising, debt collection, food mislabeling, and defective products are common types of class action cases. Our own Karl Leinberger recently took on a debt collection company successfully on behalf of clients who had received deceptive form letters regarding past debt.

If you have been negatively affected by a company’s actions and you think that many other people have suffered in the same way, please call Chicago consumer fraud lawyers Markoff Leinberger at 888-517-9115 for your complimentary consultation.

Key Components of a Class Action Lawsuit

In order to qualify for a class action lawsuit, certain conditions must be met. These conditions are:

  • Numerosity
  • Commonality
  • Representativeness

What this means is that there must be enough people affected by the same issue to warrant certifying the class. The exact number of people required varies depending on the issue and damages sustained, and these issues and damages must be similar enough that they can be filed under one representative lawsuit.

Our lawyers are experienced in what it takes to certify a class action suit, and they will be able to help you through the process if they think your case qualifies. It is important to choose a lawyer who has represented many class action lawsuits with successful outcomes, as class actions are different from typical lawsuits and require unique knowledge and expertise.

Benefits of a Class Action Lawsuit

The main benefits of filing a class action lawsuit as opposed to an individual lawsuit are:

  • If the damages you suffered are too small to warrant an individual lawsuit, a class action lawsuit may still be feasible
  • Power in numbers. While a single individual may not have much power against a large corporation, the game changes when many individuals band together

Through a class action lawsuit, multiple voices coming together can force large and powerful companies to change their policies and provide compensation for damages suffered. You don’t need to be rich to win against a big corporation, you just need enough people to band together in a viable class action lawsuit.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

Here at Markoff Leinberger, we are passionate about helping consumers fight back against unjust and deceptive practices by businesses. Many of our successful verdicts and settlements have been from class action lawsuits, and we are happy to take a look at your case and let you know the best way to proceed.  

Please call us today at 888-517-9115 to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation consultation. We serve clients in Chicago and nationwide.


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