A class action is a type of lawsuit in which the complaints or claims of a group of people are in a single case. Everyone with the same claim or injury doesn’t have to file individual lawsuits. Class actions allow people whose damages are too small to file separately to team up. They form a larger group to try their cases together.
We have more than 20 years of legal experience including class action lawsuits. The attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can guide you through the legal battlefield of class action law helping you get the financial compensation deserved.
Notable class action suits include:
The typical class action lawsuit involves a situation where a large group of people have injuries of a similar manner. Specifically, there are four primary types of class action lawsuits:
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You frequently hear of large, multi-plaintiff cases against pharmaceutical companies, or automobile manufacturers with faulty parts safety issues.
A class action is a suit generated by one or more people who feel that they, along with a group of other people, have been wronged. A class action attorney files suit on behalf of the individual(s) and/or group. The lawyer then files a motion asking the court to formally recognize the case as a class action. If the court grants that motion, the other similarly wronged people have an opportunity to participate in the class action as a member of the “class.”
Sometimes, a single person can file a class action lawsuit. It’s not common, but it happens. However, in the majority of cases, there is a minimum number of claimants required in order to file the case as a true “class action.”
If you have an injury or feel that you have experienced discrimination and feel that you have grounds for a class action lawsuit, speak to an experienced Louisiana class action attorney at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess.
In general, the lawyer will advance all of the costs and fees and later petition the court to award attorney fees and reimburse out-of-pocket costs. If the case is unsuccessful, the plaintiff’s lawyer absorbs the loss.
Our Louisiana attorneys at the firm of L. Clayton Burgess have worked with individuals who have been victims of wrong-doings by large corporations. We aim to collect consumer complaints against companies and examine every possible avenue for compensation.