Class actions are court proceedings where different plaintiffs with similar claims are treated as if every plaintiff suffered the same damages. Class actions allows individuals who have been harmed to be treated equitably and fairly when contending with defendants who often have significantly more financial resources than individual plaintiffs.
While the subject matter of class action lawsuits can vary depending of the type of class action, two factors are almost always present in every class action:
The issues that are in dispute are common to all potential members of the class, and;
The persons affected are so numerous as to make it impracticable to bring them all before the court.
Depending upon the type of class action, resolution of the lawsuit can potentially bind all members of the class certified by the Court. Under federal law, the rules that govern class actions are found in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.
The Hyman Law Firm P.A. serves clients in the West Palm Beach, Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas of Florida and is ready to help you with your class action case.
The following are examples of class actions:
Consumer Class Actions: Consumer class actions are generally brought when consumers are injured or harmed. One common example of a class action lawsuit occurs when personal information held by a company is leaked to third parties, otherwise known as a data breach.
Product Liability Class Actions: Product liability class action lawsuits are generally brought when a design flaw in a product, such as a car or airplane, causes injury to a large number of people.
Employment Class Actions: Employment class action lawsuits are typically brought on behalf of employees of a company for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which can be caused by a failure to provide breaks and unpaid overtime, as well as safety violations and workplace discrimination.
Securities and Antitrust Class Actions: Securities class actions are typically brought on behalf of a group of investors who have been harmed as a result of misconduct, such as fraud on the part of a company’s officers or directors, or an investment firm, related to stock in which they have invested.
You may have questions about what your first steps should be in pursuing a class action. Working with an experienced attorney who can take you through each step of the process will ensure that you are given the best possible chance at a positive outcome of your claim.
Over the years, I have worked on many cases involving class action lawsuits and have a reputation for representing my clients strategically, thoughtfully and effectively. If you are unsure about whether you have a class action claim, contact my office today. The Hyman Law Firm, P.A. offers free consultations that will allow you to discuss the details of your potential claim. Together, The Hyman Law Firm, P.A. and you will explore your best options for moving forward with your potential claim.
The Hyman Law Firm, P. A. in the West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida areas is well versed in this area of law and will fight for its clients. Please call today for a free consultation if you believe you or a loved have a class action claim.
Have you been injured by a faulty product or device? In many cases, you are probably not the only one who has suffered the same injury from a given product. Hire a skilled class action attorney that will help you seek the justice you deserve. If you need an aggressive, experienced attorney on your side, call The Hyman Law Firm P.A. to schedule your free consultation with me today.