A Class Action Primer

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Class actions are a way for groups of people with common problems to seek a solution in a convenient format.

 

Class actions typically seek to solve simple questions that impact large number of people. Whether all of an insurance company’s claims personnel are entitled to overtime or whether all of the bank’s credit card customers were overcharged because of a single, unfair, interest calculation are good examples of problems that class actions best address.

Because there is strength in numbers, a class action lawsuit is a powerful tool that can be used to enforce the law on behalf of numerous victims.  Class action lawsuits are brought when a corporation has been found to knowingly sell harmful products, engage in illegal business practices, or use false information to sell products or services to a large group. Employees of large corporations can also use this form of lawsuit to sue for discriminatory practices or violation of employment agreements or labor laws on a large scale.

Understanding Class Action procedure is important. This article covers 4 important points.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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