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....Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More