Curious about consumer class action lawsuits? Below is a beginner’s overview of the basics of group litigation cases. It’s very basic. If you want a more detailed overview of marketing-related class action law, go here. If you’re ready to speak with a qualified attorney, go here. And if you just want to get started learning more about the topic — keep reading!
What is a class action lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit is when a civil complaint is collectively filed by multiple plaintiffs. In many cases, there can also be multiple defendants. They can be filed in Federal or State courts.
What types of law firms handle class action lawsuits?
Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit are usually handled by a single law firm, which incurs the cost of litigation and class development and management. Any licensed legal practice can take on a consumer class action lawsuit — so long as it has the necessary resources to handle the case.
What is the difference between a consumer class action lawsuit and a mass tort suit?
Mass torts are similar to class actions, except that the plaintiffs are usually represented by different law firms. Mass tort trials happen when separate civil claims, of similar issue, are litigated simultaneously. From a defense point of view, mass torts allow collaboration between separate legal teams, which can pool their resources.
What characteristics make a good consumer class action law firm?
First and foremost, when pursuing a class action suit, it’s best to find a firm with considerable experience in the area of law under review. For issues involving online marketing, find a practice that focuses on Internet marketing law.
In the realm of civil law, attorneys who specialize in consumer class action defense are usually expert trial litigators because class action lawsuits are intricate affairs that require micro-attention to detail. Class actions also involve a lot of time in front of a judge, pleading. As such, you want to find a firm that has at least one person who is a super star in the court room (think Patty Hughes from Damages).
Contact A Law Firm With Consumer Class Action Experience
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