Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Class Action?

A class action lawsuit allows one or more individuals to bring a lawsuit on behalf of a group of other individuals who all suffered a similar loss caused by the same defendant....

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What are the Stages of a Class Action Lawsuit?

Class action lawsuits involve many stages between filing the lawsuit and obtaining compensation for affected consumers. Below are the typical stages of a class action lawsuit. Pre-lawsuit investigation When a consumer brings...

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What is a Class Representative?

In order for a lawsuit to proceed as a class action, it must have a class representative—also sometimes called a named plaintiff. A class representative is the legal representative of the class....

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What is Class Certification?

Any person can file a lawsuit as a proposed or putative class action. However, the lawsuit does not actually become a class action until the Court certifies it as a class action....

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How Do I Start a Class Action?

When a person suffers a loss and believes others have experienced the same loss, they may be able to start a class action to hold the responsible company accountable. An individual lawsuit...

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How Long Does a Class Action Take?

Every class action is different and estimating how long a particular lawsuit will last is impossible. Class actions generally go through several stages, and the time required for each stage varies greatly...

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Who Pays for a Class Action?

Attorneys typically handle class actions on a contingency basis, which means they only get paid if they win the case. When plaintiffs prevail, the Court will usually establish a common fund of...

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