Class Action

A class action is a procedural device that permits one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, or class. A class is any group of people who are claiming similar injuries or damages from the same company or organization.

Simply put, a class action is a device that allows the courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable if individuals who have suffered the same wrong at the hands of the defendant were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a named plaintiff. In a class action, people who have been similarly harmed by a big company may get together, find an attorney and file a lawsuit on behalf of the entire class of people. This makes it easy for a court to make a complete decree between the parties, and also prevent future litigation by the class members. The major benefit is judicial economy, that is, taking away the necessity of a multiplicity of suits. This is an important part of fairness that enables issues from multiple claimants to be effectively managed and resolved.

Four factors go into this determination for a case to qualify as a class action:

1. Numerosity: The class is so numerous that joinder of all members is not practical.
2. Commonality: There must be common questions of law or fact among all members.
3. Typicality: The class representatives’ claims must be typical of those of the other members
4. Adequacy: The class must represent the interests of the other class members fairly and well.

A court must then certify the class for the lawsuit to go ahead as a class action.

At EsteemLaw we represent consumers who have been harmed physically and financially. We seek to protect the rights of consumers, workers, whistleblowers, and investors knowing that big companies would rather fight them as individuals with their big name attorneys. Class action lawsuits does a good job at giving consumers the leverage that they need against those companies. We focus on building strong class action lawsuits designed to get compensation for those individuals who have been impacted by the wrongdoing of companies and organizations. The most common types of class actions cases are:

  • Unfair business practices
  • Purchase or sale of securities
  • Security breaches and identity theft
  • Race, age or gender discrimination
  • Defective products
  • Credit report and criminal background check errors
  • Credit card issues
  • Toxic spills
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Wrong or undisclosed medical prescriptions
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Anti-competitive activities of large corporations
  • Consumer fraud

Class action litigation could be an expensive venture. Since we put our clients’ interest first, we are committed to reducing their costs by seeking to implement early resolution strategies. Not withstanding, we will implement a creative litigation technology to ensure our success in a class action litigation process.

Attorney Fees
We do not collect any fees unless we win your case. All our injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, You do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover financial compensation in your case.

If you have been harmed by a fraud, defective product, illegal conduct, or a deceptive practice, please feel free to contact us for a free evaluation of your case.