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How to Start a Class Action Lawsuit

Updated on September 19, 2014

Are You Wanting to Start or Join a Class Action Lawsuit?

If you want to participate in a class action lawsuit in your state, but you can't find one to join, the best thing to do is to take responsibility for it.

Yes, take charge!

Decide what your issues are, then go in search of people who have issues similar to yours. You will also have to look for an attorney able and willing to help you.

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How to Start a Class Action Lawsuit - ...an overview for beginners.

Act now! Work toward getting a class action lawsuit going in your state, province, or country

...each of us must make an effort for justice to happen.

Are you concerned about how Child Protective Services is working to tear apart and destroy families based on flimsy or trivial accusations? Are you ready to fight back by participating in a class action lawsuit?

This page is for people who want to fight back using the legal system because of injustice in the child protection system in the United States of America. If you have a similar lawsuit opportunity in another country you're also asked to post information about it here and on FightCPS.Com.

This is all about grassroots networking and justice for people who are treated unfairly by child welfare agencies and immoral, anti-family laws - such as those that give bonuses to states for adoptions, and subsidies to adopters when children are drugged as foster children.

Start interviewing attorneys

...look for someone with a real interest in and knowledge about how the child welfare agencies abuse families!

You will need to find a competent attorney, preferably one who specializes in the field, and enlist their help with your lawsuit.

You can offer yourself as a legal assistant for the purposes of getting this lawsuit started.

You can be the person who finds and does initial interviews with participants, to verify if they have the same specific issues that will be addressed in the lawsuit. Doing this first step will be a huge help to the attorney who puts the complaint together.

Be the class action lawsuit coordinator for your state!

Each state needs its own lawsuit against CPS. Each state needs a volunteer coordinator for the project.

Are you ready to seriously go to war against CPS by helping to file a class action lawsuit to protect the families of your state? If so, please register at the FightCPS message board and post in the message area for your state, and in the Class Action Lawsuits section of the board, so you can connect with families wanting to participate, and those who may volunteer to help your efforts.

The Social Services Gestapo - ...they're out to take your kids and destroy families in America and in many other countries.

Social Service Gestapo: How the Government Can Legally Abduct Your Child (Salt Series)
Social Service Gestapo: How the Government Can Legally Abduct Your Child (Salt Series)

This book was written by a former judge about corruption in the child protective services system.

 

How to File a Class Action Lawsuit - ...good intro video.

Any more information about class action lawsuits? - Your feedback is very much apprecitated!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Well done Linda - you are always fighting the good fight. Blessed today by a Squid Angel

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I welcome this information. I am going through some foolishness of Intentional Child Abuse that has lasted almost 1 year. My son was removed from the home,I had to move from my home for him to be returned..which I did for my son to come home.

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      RuthClaire 5 years ago

      Nice lens... keep up your superblogs!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens as it deals with the very basic points that should be taken care of while filing any class action suits.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      tojarriah 5 years ago

      Great lens and specially the video, thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: does your funding only apply for the state of philadelphia? would you assist funding for fileing a class action lawsuit in arizona? of not is there any resources or lawyers in arizona that will?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: in a court report the safety risk states parenting skills thru jcfs must be completed in order for children to be placed back in home so that the parent applies learned skills towards children...please tell me why is it parent aid has to close out case "per supervisor"in order for family preservation to be put in place?

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      AmericanCitizen 5 years ago

      @anonymous: They are getting you to jump through hoops so they can get money from the federal government. Don't expect it to make sense. It is just their way of doing business...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      who polices d.s.h.s of wash. to comply with laws?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a lawsuit being held against Cephlon the makers of the opid painkiller ACTIQ.. for thoses who have been on it probably have no or little teeth left in your mouth, I find it hard to believe that no one has stepped up about this.I put virtually a NEW CAR in my mouth to repair the damage that was caused. So if anyone knows anything SAY SOMETHING

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      cancerdefect 3 years ago

      Lawsuit for being exposed to Asbestos and developed Mesothelioma? http://CancerDefect.com

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      cellajones 3 years ago

      im just starting to respond back with the petitions and using my lost rights, which started in 2002 when I was petitioning for my granddad property, and won. however at the same time cps stepped in and snatch one child and petitioned for him. so I had to put the property on hold, this is when the relatives came in for the kill and stole the property, Im still trying to repossess the property and gain the custody of the child taken.

      sincerely

      woman repossessing her finances

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      cellajones 3 years ago

      im ready to start the suit, first im submitting my own case in federal court and i'll got from this. sure i'll be a part. how? do I get signatures, I live in a town where over half the population is women. And after 2001 when the war on women started their witch hunt, im sure their would be no problem starting a class action suit if it involves money.

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      melicious43 3 years ago

      Would love to join any lawsuit against CPS!!! Live in Memphis, Tn. and lost custody of two girls due to family member report of drug abuse and homeless. I lived w/sister and her husband(a cop) and their son as well. Was diagnosed w/A Plastic Anemia shortly afterward and now am ready to fight for the injustice done to me as well as my girls. Not to mention my Aunt who happens to be a nurse and lives in a mansion for calling CPS although I had not seen her in over a year prior!! Gossip!!!!!!

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      melicious43 3 years ago

      count me in...Memphis, Tn. CPS and juvenille court is beyond bogus and I would not believe my own story had I not actually been through the holy hell they have put me and my baby girls through. The damage is done, but my girls and I will never be the same!!! It's such a shame that until it happens to you, most of us have no idea what our rights are when they knock on the door and act as though they are above the law and one anonymous phone call to them and you are guilty and are at their mercy to prove otherwise.

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      cynthia-yerton 2 years ago

      @eyespy2: count me in but how do we get together?

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      concernedtexasmama 2 years ago

      CPS was not involved in my case. However, I did find the judge, a person from an org who is getting grant funding -- and my own atty referred me there -- and the child psych who did see my kids when that org wouldn't all sitting on the same board for dispute resolutions -- I kept digging and found an outcome guidance form online that shows CPS is referring into the access visitation programming running in family courts -- you can find out more here: www.fatherhood.gov. Note there isn't a motherhood.gov. Domestic violence centers also serve as a referral per this document; IVD courts. There isn't a safe place for a woman getting away from abuse to protect her children -- when she doesn't agree to 50/50 custody she risks losing them thanks to fraudulent public policy. Also, nowhere in the code at 42 USC 669b; does litigation appear as a use under visitation enforcement, but every contract for these funds to date uses it. Harris County employs four attorneys with it; El Paso one, I haven't looked at Travis and Bexar Counties yet. In Texas, family court services has as much power as CPS in removing children and even less accountability. Judges are immune, as are the associates, as are the amicus and GALs who are corruptly abusing their powers for grant fund monies. Judicial review, furthermore, is done privately in Texas -- Judges step down with laud and honors after committing tremendous acts on the people they are supposed to be providing unbiased fair legal service.

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      Linda Jo Martin 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      @cynthia-yerton: There's a section on my message board for connecting with others who want to start class action lawsuits: http://forum.fightcps.com

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      truthb4lies 2 years ago

      I am more than willing and ready to take any actions necessary to fight these legal criminals that the courts give all the power to here in Texas.....

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      Julie Garcia 2 years ago

      Would love to join class action lawsuit in Texas. Cps never stops Oklahoma need to start lawsuit there as well. I have been broken hearted since 2010 and no matter what once they have someone in the system you will have to fight to ever beat mother.

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      Linda Jo Martin 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Julie, you might have to start your own class action... see if you can find an attorney who wants to work on it with you.

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      SARAH GARIBAY 2 years ago

      My children has been taking from me by C.P.S but they tell me that there are not any open cases. what do i do. thank mother sarah

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      Linda Jo Martin 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Sarah, you need to look around for an attorney who can explain what you need to do next.

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      shay 2 years ago

      My girls lied at school on us because they are wanting to go live with there grandma who touched them in places that was wrong. DCFS found charges unfounded seen no reason why they couldn't come back home. Egyptian crises refuses to bring my teenager girls back home cause girls don't want to come back. What can I do. They say I'm still legal guardian but since they don't want to come home I have no say.

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      Jerry 2 years ago

      I would like to start or join a lawsuit in michigan

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      Loradae 2 years ago

      Wait, I cannot fathom it being so strarghtforwaid.

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      Linda Jo Martin 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Shay: If your girls don't want to go home, counseling is needed... or there will be more lies, more false accusations.

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      anita 2 years ago

      I have a daughter and son I lost to cps and now they don't want to give them back because of my past. my public pretender isn't helping me out any

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      fight4myrights 2 years ago

      Children and youth got involved with my teenaged daughter because she was skipping school. She was having trouble with bullies her first year in junior high, I went to the principal with print outs of the harassment to my daughter! They did nothing, so she refused to go to school. They made my daughter out to be the problem! Children and youth came to my home because of her truancy. I got her into an alternative school, she started experiencing Marijuana. She kept testing positive for it at school, I was grounding her! Cys made it mandatory that she still visit her dad during her groundings! Although I expressed concerns that I suspected this is where she was smoking marijuana, they didn't listen to my concerns! They come to me one day unannounced with a drug test, that I took and passed! They said how is it that you are grounding her but she is still testing positive for drugs? They had drug tested me because they felt I was using these drugs with her! (I had already expressed my concerns about her father's house.) I have 2 younger daughters as well, that there was not an open case with! My oldest daughter the one getting into trouble was also a "cutter" which we were working with the f.i.c.s. program on the that issue amongst the other issues! One evening my daughter had put some scrapes on her arm, I took her to the crisis center and contacted our f.i.c.s. therapist, the "cuts" didn't even require medical attention, we were at crisis for 28 minutes. In that 28 minutes my daughter kept asking the crisis worker if he was going to contact children and youth, the worker pulled me aside and asked why the fear of cys? I explained how they threaten to take her all the time! He explained to my daughter he didn't feel the need to call cys, he knew I didn't that to her and that as a mother I did what I should had! The next day at school the cys caseworker showed up at my daughter's school took pictures of her arm and told her she was concerned for the safety of all of my children! My daughter said for what? My mom didn't do this to me? She came home and told me what happened, I called the caseworker, I was told she left for the day! So I called the f.i.c.s. therapists and told them, they were contacting the caseworker the next morning. Before the therapist could contact the caseworker I get a phone call from my ex husband saying that cys was putting my daughter in theruputic foster care! I called my father telling him to go for my daughter that cys was taking her, he said they didn't say anything about her, just the little kids! I said what do you mean? So I find out that cys was taking ALL of my kids! They told me if I didn't sign this 30 day safety plan that they would make it impossible for me to get my kids back! When I asked why they were taking my kids they never gave me a straight answer! This is a short version of my story! Thankfully, after almost 2 years of court hearings jumping through cys's "hoops", and getting so far in debt that I still can't get above water, I have all three girls home!!! My issue is this, they ripped us apart for no reason, they left scars on all of us that will NEVER heal!! They put me down so bad to everyone and anyone they could, saying I'd never get my children back! They have ruined our lives, and I see them do it to others all the time! They need to pay for what they've done! I am in search of an attorney that will take them on, bring a lawsuit against them for what they've done to us! I am prepared to give any attorney willing to take this case 50 % of whatever we may win! To us, it's not all about the money, it's that they acknowledge what they've done to my family and to others! And hopefully some changes would be made with cys!! If your an attorney and are willing to take this on please message me a way to contact you!! Thank you for taking the time to read this!

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      Angela. M 2 years ago

      I was wondering if DFCS tells me the Grandparent after months of bull crap and a call to my Governor of Georgia to make a complaint about DFCS. The reason I could not have my grandchildren was because I was on medication from my doctor.Don't forget this is month's after we have jump pass everything they could throw at us.So if iam so dame bad.Why has DFCS put my grandchildren with someone who is not legally supposed to be here and Driving without a Drivers license. Isn't that Child Indagerment.

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      jason 7 months ago

      i dont know if i have anything but my case worker left her notebook with all her people in dfs with ss#,address's,phone numbers,everything.i have done everything they ask of me to do all comes back good.not 1 dirty ua clean hair test,psch evalution in my favor.my case worker does nothing since my daughter has been in there custudy she has been assaulted after i told them that there was other people living in the home were my daughter stayed.it took 2 months for them to send someone to investigate the other people living there,after that is when shee was assaulted.many other things have happen im tired of waiting for my princess to come back home on there time they need to be sued or something.i want my child back

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