Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits allow one or more people to file a civil lawsuit on behalf of themselves or a group of individuals who have the same complaint. Typically, class actions can involve hundreds - or even thousands - of people and can be brought for many different reasons, including breach of contract and defective product claims. Damages can vary among the people involved in the class action lawsuit and are dependent on the extent of damage to each one of them.What Constitutes a Class Action Lawsuit?
When it is discovered that many people share the same grievance with the same party, that may be time for a class action lawsuit to begin. Before the process can start, however, the attorneys representing the plaintiffs must request that the court certify the case as a class action lawsuit. The court will only accept this request if it is sufficiently demonstrated that the case fits the definition of a class action lawsuit: a group of cases where common issues comprise the most important aspects of the lawsuit.
Many defective products, for example, meet the definition of a class action because multiple consumers have the same complaint against the same party.Boston Mass Tort Litigation Lawyers
Companies should be held accountable when they act negligently. Class action lawsuits can be brought against product manufacturers, designers and distributors, including those responsible for defective pharmaceuticals, toys, power tools, equipment, vehicles and other products.
At the law firm of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, in Cambridge, we help our clients pursue claims against the corporations responsible for their injuries. Some of those lawsuits are single cases on behalf of individuals, while others are class actions on behalf of groups of people suing together for the same issues.
If you feel you have been financially harmed by the actions of a large company, please contact our firm for more information and to schedule a free initial consultation.