What Is A Class Action Lawsuit?
what is a class action lawsuit and how does it compare to other types of lawsuits, specifically?
A class action suit (based on my country's law) is one where persons affected by a single transaction or series of transactions brings a suit against another party to redress his or their rights. It is possible for the class to have one representative or any number of the group can bring the action.
Class action lawsuits are usually filed to recover monetary compensation for damages suffered by large numbers of individuals injured by a product. Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers or any product found defective and discovered to be linked to injury, are often sued in mass for damages, either unforeseen by the manufacturer or sometimes known but not disclosed in full.
Usually each client contacts and consults with a participating attorney, but does not generally attend a trial. Often, paperwork is via mail and participation is subject to specified deadlines. Many of the class action lawsuits take years to resolve, with compensation determined by injury tiers, with the greatest monetary awards going to the most severely impacted. Settlement distributions are paid after the matter is legally determined and finalized. The lawyer handling the caseload is paid with a portion of each clients settlement if the manufacturer is determined to be responsible for damages.
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